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Anyone built a new gaming machine lately?

Brian Sierakowski

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I'm building a new machine for my GF, she's going to be using it for video editing, and then probably exclusively for Starcraft 2 (if) when it comes out.

So, here's what I have so far from Newegg, my goal was to buy the bottom of the line new tech, that way we can upgrade it massively over time and get some good use out of it. I've also tried to buy mainstream popular tech, as I've gotten burned on my last ram (rambus) and my last processor (socket 939) going horribly out of style, presumably the day after I put the machine together.

Let me know if I'm making any huge mistakes, any insight is helpful!


ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel MotherboardASUS P6T SE ATX Intel Motherboard


Thermaltake V9 VJ400G1N2Z Black Computer Case


Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor


Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000


Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920


CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory


CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply


SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card


Microsoft SideWinder X8 Black USB 2.4GHz Wireless Gaming Mouse


Grand Total: $1,328.92

I have some extra SATA hdd's I can use.

Any thoughts?



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I didnt search these but I know for a fact I can build a desktop computer using parts and case at geeks.com for under $200. That was bare minium. I didnt go for high graphic and kick butt speed CPU. Defitnly check out Geeks.com somtimes they have the same item for a little cheaper than Newegg.com (somtime even have a part newegg doesnt have)

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