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$900 good gaming rig possible?

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January 1, 2008 6:37:29 AM

For real?? I was searching the net just now and i got this thread which is related to what i wish to do: (very new to DIY :p )

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AgDMK6M.UFxCnyjv_2idTMjsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20071231095304AAu6OCQ&show=7#profile-info-dmzwEnvBaa

That darth dude with the 5000+ black edition and MSI mobo - is that choice good and is there anything you would change/improve yet stay at that price he quoted? Looks as if it could perform really awesomely at that price but i am not sure hehe Also those people in yahoo answers have no idea that 3850>>>>8600/7900 it seems! And a small fortune on cpu+mobo and skimping on graphics card on a GAMING rig (other suggestion in that thread) doesn't sound right for me...anyway thanks in advance :bounce: 

p.s Can one *really* get a 5000+ BE to 3.7Ghz on air?? Thats a one in a mil shot right?

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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
January 1, 2008 12:14:43 PM

Sweet - thanks for brining that deal to my attention ^^ So would you say the price-performance of this rig is above average or so-so?
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
January 1, 2008 12:33:05 PM

A decent gaming rig for $900 is entirely possible. Here's a sample:
https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/WishList/MySavedWi...
The mobo, GPU, and PSU are now out of stock, but this is just a quick example I came up with for my niece last week. Alternates for those parts at similar prices are available.
January 1, 2008 1:09:41 PM

just wait for amd 780 chipset which will have integrated graphics far better than current entry level graphics cards . also add an entry level 3470 series card which will cost 60$ and release in jan too . with amds new technology Hybrid Crossfire , the integrated graphics will combine with the external card to give much better performance . also the motherboard consumes just 1.2 watts at idle , and with the new technology the power to graphics card is shut off when u arent running anything that needs the card so thats even more power savings . add to this an x2 5000+ processor . this will form a very good core that wont cost much so remaining money u can spend on better components
January 1, 2008 1:24:46 PM

yes it is, I have oen my self

Core 2 Duo E6750
P35-NEO mobo
2gb of DDR2 ram
nvidia 8800GT

The 4 main parts which cost about off the top of my head costed me like $600-700, that extra money goes towards the case/HDD/disc drives/keyboard etc. It costed me $900-1000 idr but yes its entirly possible and after OCing the video card a bit it runs crysis like a charm.
January 1, 2008 1:27:34 PM

Its possible, you do overclock??

If so get a P35-DS3L mobo, E2180 CPU (overclock to 3.0+ easy), 2-4 gigs of Ram, a nice 500+ watt PSU, and an HD3870 or 8800GT

(Look at my hardware config, that cost me under $900 with Vista, no monitor)
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
January 2, 2008 2:45:10 AM

Ya definitely overclocking and thanks guys for offering alternative configurations ^^ Hmm i thought the 790x (MSI K9A2 CF) is better for gaming than 780 chipset?
January 2, 2008 3:35:08 AM

Just a Rig I made in case someone's looking to make one for 900$

OC the E2160 to 3.2GHz and with the new GTS Crysis will be pretty sweet.:D 

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L Rev. 2.0 - $87
http://clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=CA4830813

PSU: CORSAIR HX CMPSU-520HX - $90 (10$ MIR)
http://clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=CA6200026

OS: MICROSOFT Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium - $98
http://clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=CA7252236

GPU: EVGA GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB - $350
http://clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=CA9602870

CPU: Intel Dual-Core E2160 Allendale 1.8GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - $82
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 - $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Drive: SAMSUNG Black SATA DVD Burner - $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: A-DATA Extreme Edition 2GB - $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB - $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total: $887

Good Luck
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