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My computer build

By nicks12223
Jul 21, 2011
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  1. suggestion to go a little bit cheaper please and a good computer case planning on sli later on


    VisionTek Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming Network Card
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    EVGA 015-P3-1480-RX GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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    SPARKLE COMPUTER CORP Gold Class GW-EPS1000DA 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

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    Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB Port / Extra Silver Face Plate

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    CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP8GX3M2A1600C9

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    GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

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    Subtotal: $1,560.90
     
  2. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    It would help if you could give us a general idea how much you're trying to knock off the cost of this build.
     
  3. nicks12223

    nicks12223 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry suggestion on ram that's the same but is little bit cheaper or suggestions on motherboards.
     
  4. rockyjohns

    rockyjohns TS Rookie Posts: 80

    I recommend moving to the more recent GTX 570 instead of the older GTX 480, You could get an EVGA card for $300AR - not much more than you anticipate for the 480:

    http://www.techspot.com/review/240-ati-radeon-hd-5670/

    The GTX 570 is on the THG list of best gaming cards at the $325 , although with an honorable mention. They instead recommend the GTX 460 SLI but I would go with the 570 to leave a simple upgrade path later with a second 570.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,2964-5.html

    You can find other good information and links about video cards at:

    http://www.upgradevideocards.com/gaming.html

    For the motherboard, I too like the Gigabyte Ultra Durable series. To save money - about $100 - you might consider stepping down to the UD5 - although on this board the second PCIe graphics slot would only function at x8 - but that should still be serviceable since on the Intel standard board both slots only work at x8. Here is a more detailed comparison from Gigabyte (plus there are differences in heat spreaders not relected on the list):

    http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3759#ov
     

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