~$1300 Gaming build

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  1. It doesnt look bad at all.
    But I'd suggest $60 less motherboard and $60 more CPU = ASUS P5E Deluxe X48 and C2Q Q9450 2.66GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=50001315+40000280+107172333&StoreType=7&CompareItemList=N82E16813131317%2cN82E16819115042

    How firm is your ~$1300 budget? Looks like you're going over a bit?
  2. WR2 said:
    It doesnt look bad at all.
    But I'd suggest $60 less motherboard and $60 more CPU = ASUS P5E Deluxe X48 and C2Q Q9450 2.66GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=50001315+40000280+107172333&StoreType=7&CompareItemList=N82E16813131317%2cN82E16819115042

    How firm is your ~$1300 budget? Looks like you're going over a bit?


    Not real firm, just want to keep it around that price, not counting the monitor and thanks for the input.
  3. I agree about the motherboard and processor. Otherwise, it looks great. You could also step back the PSU, you don't need 750W for that build. 550W will more than do it.

    If you want to overclock, think about getting a slightly better CPU cooler.

    Consider stepping the hard drive up to the WD6400AAKS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218
    or the Spinpoint F1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152100
  4. if u bought this last week, you would have save $100 on the memory.
  5. If you are not going to overclock Q9300 is ok. If you want to overclock- Q9300 is a poor choice. You don't need 1066 memory either.

    Q6600 if money is an issue- otherwise Q9450.

    Changes:

    Change the memory to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220269

    CPU to: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115042

    Motherboard to:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128336
  6. Yeah, get different memory, I took advantage of the lower price it had before (it was $90) when i ordered mine. I would get the patriot or something for half the current price. For the hd, consider the:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218&Tpk=WD6400AAKS

    not for size, but for speed. I just ordered this because of all the great reviews. It was way more space than i needed. Heck i was considering a 160 gb drive, but couldnt pass this one up. Also, Directron has it for like $5 less.

    That mobo is discontinued i think. Try to find it on the asus website. lol. They still are supporting their x38 version though. weird. I went with gigabyte ga-x48-ds4 great reviews on this.

    Look back over the posts of the last week or so on this board, there are a lot of good discussions of builds in this price range.

    - Hypnotico
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