1700 to spend - need help choseing

I need help choosing what to order. If someone could give me a list of what to get that would be great. Others can comment on it too. I have $1700 saved up to spend! I need to get a monitor, mouse, keyboard and of course the rig! (including shipping, so just estimate the value of this and then use the money i have left)

Thanks in advance.

P.S. idk if it helps but i'll be playing mainly FPS.
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  1. just playing games or what else? would you over clock? more details!!
  2. Haha sorry. Basically this is my gaming computer. I will not be over clocking, never have so idk how hard it is or if it is price/time worthy. (I do know what it is tho, just never looked into it) I have a IBM 32 Mb graphics, 256 mb ram (Upgraded :) HAHAH. Can wait to get a sweet rig, the difference will be insane. I will be doing my school work on this computer too, but i'm buying it to play games. I also would like it to accommodate the Razer Barracuda HP-1 (do not include these headphones in the price) unless you guys suggest something else... Hope that helps.
  3. CPU: Intel E8400: ~200

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L : $86.67

    RAM: 2x2gb ddr2 800 crucial ballastix : 2x$29

    GPU: Radeon 3870x2: $400

    Hard Drive: 500GB (32mb cache) Seagate SATA : $110

    Monitor: SAMSUNG Black-Silver 21.6" LCD monitor: $259.99

    PSU: Corsair 550vx : $55

    Cooler: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 : $36.99

    Speakers: BOSE Companion 2 Series II multimedia speaker system: $99.00

    Total: $1310.

    Except for the RAM and PSU (buy.com)..everything on newegg.com
  4. Thanks for the reply? any more ideas? I don't want speakers because i'm gettign headphones and have speakers already.
  5. Also I play America's Army a lot and if runs off the hard drive so i'm looking at a 10,000 RPM hard drive.
  6. Dont get a 10,000 rpm hdd. Get a 7200.11 drive, almost as fast, much cheaper, quieter, way more storage.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148288
  7. Give me about 10 min. ill put together a system on newegg really quick.
  8. Awesome dude thanks a lot! Also I think i'm going to buy the Razer headphones and the razer sound card total of 202, unless you give me a reason not to. So that puts me at 1600 to spend on the rig, keyboard, mouse, and monitor, and shipping.
  9. SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model SH-S203N - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151154
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $9.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99 -$4.00 Instant
    $33.99
    $29.99

    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119137
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $79.99

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822148288
    Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
    Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99 $109.99

    LG L206WTY-BF Black 20" 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor W/ f-Engine - Retail
    Item #: N82E16824005096
    Return Policy: [LCD] Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
    Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $69.99 -$20.00 Instant
    $249.99
    $229.99

    SAPPHIRE 100221SR Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB (512MB x 2) 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814102723
    Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
    Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $69.993 Year Service Net Extended Warranty -- $99.99 $399.99

    PC Power & Cooling S610EPS EPS12V 610W Continuous @ 40°C Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817703005
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99 -$80.00 Instant
    $199.99
    $119.99

    Logitech G11 Silver & Black USB Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16823126009
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $14.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99 $58.99

    Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical Gaming-Grade Mouse - Retail
    Item #: N82E16826104178
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $9.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99 $39.99

    G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820231122
    Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy -$40.00 Instant
    $119.99
    $79.99

    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128059
    Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
    Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan 1 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $14.992 Year Extended Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99 -$10.00 Instant
    $99.99
    $89.99

    Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116204
    Return Policy: Software Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
    $109.99
    $99.99

    XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835233003
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $36.99
    Subtotal: $1,375.88
    Tax: $99.75


    Grand Total: $1,530.12

    PLUS THE CPU (E8400) ~$200
  10. Awesome dude thanks a lot! Also I think i'm going to buy the Razer headphones and the razer sound card total of 202, unless you give me a reason not to. So that puts me at 1600 to spend on the rig, keyboard, mouse, and monitor, and shipping.
  11. I dont know much about razer stuff. But if your the budget is going to go down that much, (202), then you wont be able to get that video card. I would recomend this one,
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102732
    Just keep the rest of the build the same, and replace the video card with that one. Any other questions?
  12. So I didn't have a sound card before, and you were suggesting the onboard? Ok here is what i'm thinking, drop to 160 GB cuz thats all i really need,

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148230

    Then keep the rest, which I can afford. Again do you think I would be able to build it on my own?
  13. Well im not suggesting on board, i just didnt include it in the price, (sorry about that). Do you play competive gaming? like cal or somthing like that? if you do then defentaly get a soundcard.

    If all you really need is 320 gb thats cool then.

    Building the system itself is really simple, there are alot of place online with guides on how to do it. What kind of experiance do you have with computers? have you ever upgraded parts ext.
  14. Just upgraded RAM, and swapped out a GPU. Like you said there are probablly a great online guide, or multiple ones at that. No not competitively just love gaming online. Over summer i have a beast connection online 5mps and dominate, even did well with my IBM laptop I have now with 32 mb gpu, and 256 megs ram (upgraded :) )! I know computers very well in terms of fixing problems and general hardware.
  15. Well then you shouldnt have a problem !
    If i wouldnt spend THAT much money on a headset/sound card, but its your money man.
  16. INTEL Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66GHz FSB1333MHz 4M LGA775 processor
    $179.90

    Kingston KVR800D2N5K2/2G 2GB Kit DDR2-800 PC2-6400 Memory
    $47.90

    EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Video Card
    $329.99

    WESTERN DIGITAL WD3200AAKS 320GB SATA 7200 RPM 16MB Hard drive
    $73.50

    ULTRA Lifetime Series Professional LSP650 650W Power Supply
    $71.99

    COOLER MASTER RC-532-SKN1 Centurion 532 Mid Case
    $49.99

    SAMSUNG 2493HM 24in LCD Monitor 1000:1 ratio 400 cd/m2
    $449.99

    LOGITECH New G5 Laser Gaming Mouse Mouse
    $48.99

    Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatality Pro Series Sound Card
    $122.98

    Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
    $82.99

    ASUS P5N-T Deluxe NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Socket 775 1333MHz fsb motherboard
    $259.00

    subtotal not including shipping $1717.22

    thats better than mine and that should play assassins creed and vegas 2 pretty well and its highly overclockable

    and thats at zipzoomfly.com
    you can get a cheaper mouse and keyboard to make it cheaper but that is a pretty evened out system with no bottleneck and a kick ars monitor
  17. The only recommendation I have is the LG L227WTG 22 inch monitor. I have owned 5 LCDs and this one is by far the best I've ever seen and owned. I just picked one up and I love it. I bought through BestBuy but it was on sale last week 50.00 off plus I had another 20.00 coupon so I picked it up for 269.00. If you look around you might be able to find it cheaper then BB's price right now. I promise you won't be disappointed.
    You'll have a hard time finding a monitor with better specs.
    10,000:1 contrast ratio and a 2ms response time make it a sweet gaming and Photoshop monitor.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8739118&st=LG&type=product&id=1201913867539
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