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Thelis 06-20-2009 07:27 PM

Best PC for around $1,200?
 
Do what you guys are best at, give me a parts list for the best computer you can make for $1,200.

What I currently am thinking of:

Mobo
EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188039- $292.99

CPU
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202- $279.99

RAM
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X3G1600C8D - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145225- $84.00

GPU
EVGA 896-P3-1260-AR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130370- $135.00

HDD
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284 - $99.99

Case
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16811129043- $169.99

PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006 -$119.99

Total: $1,231.94

PokerDegenerate 06-20-2009 07:29 PM

Re: Best PC for around $1,200.
 
What about a power supply???

Thelis 06-20-2009 07:30 PM

Re: Best PC for around $1,200.
 
My bad, forgot to put it in.

Atomic Rooster 06-20-2009 07:53 PM

Re: Best PC for around $1,200.
 
How's this:

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333

MSI N285GTX-T2D1G-OC GeForce GTX 285 1GB

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W

Antec Twelve Hundred

Total - $1,159.94

Thelis 06-20-2009 07:56 PM

Re: Best PC for around $1,200.
 
I can't say that I am into AMD processors and AMD-compatible motherboards. I put my entire faith into EVGA and Intel.

Could you make a different build with Intel components?

Thanks.

Techmaster05 06-20-2009 08:08 PM

Re: Best PC for around $1,200.
 
thats what i like to hear lol ^^^^^^^^

Atomic Rooster 06-20-2009 08:28 PM

Re: Best PC for around $1,200.
 
Intel / EVGA just for you:

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem

EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX X58 SLI LE

EVGA GeForce GTX 275 Superclocked Edition 896MB

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W

Antec Twelve Hundred

Total - $1,204.93

culexor 06-20-2009 08:36 PM

Re: Best PC for around $1,200.
 
I say steer clear of the i7 since (well rumor has it) Intel plans to drop the i7 platform soon. I'm also an AMD fan, so this post may be biased.

ndatoxicity 06-20-2009 08:45 PM

Re: Best PC for around $1,200.
 
u can always go core 2 extreme

Atomic Rooster 06-20-2009 08:51 PM

Re: Best PC for around $1,200.
 
Intel is not dropping the i7 for a very long time.

Have a look at Thelis' post: Intel Quietly Announces Core i5 and Core i3 Branding :D


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