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Old February 4, 2011, 07:16 PM
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Lightbulb Buying this Weekend. Help please.

After building a pc for my buddy, now another one wants one. He will mostly be using it for WOW, SC2 and probably other games as well, also Light homework. This is what I came up with, what do you think? Please any info would be helpful, thanks. I have to get all the parts from Memoryexpress.com, please keep that in mind, thanks.
Antec Dark Fleet DF-30 Case ILC: 761345152303 SKU: MX29416

$94.99
$94.99 About IPR

None, I do not want In-Store Product Replacement

2 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($8.99)

3 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($10.99)

4 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($15.99)






Patriot Extreme Performance Sector 5 G Series DDR3 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC3-10666 Enhanced Latency Kit ILC: 879699009140 SKU: MX29795

$69.99
$69.99 About IPR

None, I do not want In-Store Product Replacement

2 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($4.99)

3 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($6.99)

4 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($8.99)






Hitachi 1TB Deskstar 7K1000.C SATA II Internal Drive Kit w/ 32MB Cache ILC: 705487185287 SKU: MX29731

$69.99
$69.99 About IPR

None, I do not want In-Store Product Replacement

2 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($5.99)

3 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($6.99)

4 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($9.99)






Asus 24x DVD-RW Drive, SATA w/ LightScribe, Black, OEM ILC: 610839415311 SKU: MX30853

$29.99
$29.99 About IPR

None, I do not want In-Store Product Replacement

2 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($2.99)

3 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($2.99)

4 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($3.99)






Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, Dual DisplayPort ILC: 840777051450 SKU: MX31490

$299.99
$299.99 About IPR

None, I do not want In-Store Product Replacement

2 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($32.99)

3 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($49.99)

4 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($59.99)






Corsair TX 750W Power Supply w/ 140mm Fan ILC: 843591000406 SKU: MX18779

$94.99
$94.99 About IPR

None, I do not want In-Store Product Replacement

2 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($13.99)

3 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($20.99)

4 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($24.99)






Samsung SyncMaster E2320X 23in Widescreen LCD, Black ILC: 729507813189 SKU: MX28585

$164.99
$164.99 About IPR

None, I do not want In-Store Product Replacement

2 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($18.99)

3 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($27.99)

4 Year IPR Replacement Plan ($33.99)






Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (64-bit) DVD - OEM ILC: GFC-00599 SKU: MX25758

$99.99
$99.99

P7H55-M Pro Bundle w/ Intel Core i5 Processor 760


$297.98
$297.98
1 x Intel - Core™ i5 Processor 760 2.8GHz w/ 8MB Cache $199.99 1 x Asus - P7H55-M PRO w/ DualDDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, PCI-E x16, HDMI $97.99 1 x - P7H55-MPro+Ci5760 $20 IR $0.00



Sub Total $1,222.90
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Old February 4, 2011, 07:23 PM
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how about a cm 922?

you can get cheaper/more ram for that price.

get one black or f3 if in stock, maybe a 2tb for storage? but that can come later

expensive rw, you should find cheaper

good psu, older design though.

maybe something newer, like hx? gonna be more expensive though.

i wouldnt get a quad in 1156 form, a cheap duallie like 530/540 and clock it well? yeah.

or wait till the 1155 fiasco is solved, or find a board elsewhere and get the 2500k.



Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 w/ Dual DDR3 2200, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, PCI-E, CrossFireX at Memory Express Computers

Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 w/ Dual DDR3 2200, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, PCI-E, CrossFireX / SLI at Memory Express Computers

Gigabyte H55M-UD2H w/ Intel Core i3 Processor 530 at Memory Express Computers

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MSI P55-GD65 w/ Dual DDR3 1333, 7.1 Audio, Dual Gigabit Lan, 1394, PCI-E, CrossFireX / SLI at Memory Express Computers
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Old February 4, 2011, 07:54 PM
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How hard would it be to overclock an i3 540? Do I need to buy some software or anything or can I just do it in the bios of that Gigabyte motherboard you showed? Thanks.
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really easy. if you go for the 'better' boards like ud3/4 or the msi gd65 itll be a breeze.

i repeat myself lol, but 1156 is for i3' cpus on a budget. and once clocked itll be a little monster.

sky has posted a review last year i believe...

Intel Core i3-540 'Clarkdale' LGA1156 Processor Review

you need more? 1155, andyou find a board.

no inbetween. unles you find a super cheap i5 760 but even then, bang per buck the i3's do a killing

i always tell people, take it easy now if you dont need all the cpu hp in the world, investing

250 dollars in board + cpu vs more means down the road you can yank it out with less remorse lol
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Old February 4, 2011, 08:24 PM
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You can have a Phenom II x4 955 + gigabyte 870a-ud3 for 230$.
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IMHO, this is the most boring time in computer history for the past few years...freakin Intel screw-up...
AMD Bulldozer not out yet...

Anyway, I'd take the GTX570 over the HD6950 ANY DAY...570 is quieter and equivalent to HD6970....

MSI GTX570 for $299 on sale at NCIX....(3 years warranty, RMA in CANADA), and a $20 MIR on top of that...I think it comes with the game JUST CAUSE 2...and MAFIA II




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and 6950 for around 30 lower :p
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