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New GAMING Build $1000-$1500 Budget

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July 17, 2008 4:51:54 PM

Help I am Looking to Build a New Computer. Been awhile since I did it but it was fun. I have used both AMD & Intel in the past. I will mostly be using this for Online Gaming (will probably Dual or Tri Box). Don't want to upgrade anytime soon. Don't Know if I should be running more than one Video card. I know there is no way to future proof this build, however I would like to do the best I can. My current budget is between $1000 and $1500, if I wait a little I may be able to increase this a little. Needless to say the Most Bang for the Buck. I want to leave my Current Computer in place so I will need to build from the bottom up. I plan on using an A-B box for my Keyboard/Mouse and Monitor. In addition I am currently using a Sony 19 Monitor and want to Upgrade this as well, however that would be a separate expenditure. Any and all suggestions would be most welcome.

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July 17, 2008 5:14:18 PM

Asus P5E
Q6600 or E8400
ATI HD4870 - and just put in another when prices drop (one is more than sufficient for now)
4gb DDR2-800 ram
Xigmatek S1283
Corsair 750TX


July 17, 2008 5:56:09 PM

Motherboard:
DFI LanParty UT X48-T2R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136049
$299

RAM:
4GB (2x2GB) OCZ HPC ReaperX DDR2-800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227278
$93.99 (after $30 rebate)

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115018
$189.99

Case:
Antec 900
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021
$119.99

GPU:
HIS ATi Radeon HD 4870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161236
$304.99

PSU:
OCZ EliteXStream 800W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341013
$129.99 (after $30 rebate)

Heatsink:
Xigmatek S1283 120mm Rifle Heatpipe Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003
$26.99 (after $10 rebate)

DVD Burner:
ASUS 20x Dual Layer DVD Burner SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135165
$29.99

Hard Drives:
x2 Western Digital 640GB SATAII
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218
$179.98 ($89.99 x 2)

Total w/o Rebates: $1445.90
Total after Rebates: $1375.90
(not including shipping of course)
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a b 4 Gaming
July 17, 2008 6:27:34 PM

^^
That sounds very good.

I'd get a ($70 cheaper) P5E Deluxe or GA-X48-DS4.
Add the retention bracket for the Xigmatek.

NZXT Tempest would also be a good case for this build, about the same price as the Antec 900, lots of fans.

Another good PSU for this build is the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703009
Same price as the EliteXStream 800W, 60A instead of 62A (still plenty), and really good.
July 17, 2008 6:30:31 PM

ASUS P5E x38 $225
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield $330
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) $105
SAPPHIRE HD 4870 $305
Xigmatek S1283 120mm Rifle $27
Seagate 250gb $60
Samsung/Lite-On DVD $25
Antec 900 $120
Corsair 750w $110

total: $1307

get another 4870 when you get that extra $100

gl :) 
July 17, 2008 6:51:14 PM

I would def get the P5E Deluxe if your going to CF it, cause its X48 and then you PCIe 2.0 running 16x rather then 8x8x
July 17, 2008 6:54:25 PM

A price drop is rumoured for the intel chips soon, so I would wait for that. The above setups looks good :) 
July 17, 2008 7:10:30 PM

Whens the price drop? im looking to get a Q9450 soon as well
a b 4 Gaming
July 17, 2008 7:50:17 PM

Last year the price drop happened on July 22. I know because I waited for it. Maybe you're lucky and it will be soon :) 

July 17, 2008 9:06:45 PM

tight, that is soon, maybe i can make my $1300 rig a $1200 rig yea yea
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