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$1000 Gaming Computer

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September 18, 2008 1:33:22 AM
September 18, 2008 1:53:03 AM

Your GPU and CPU are the same link.

That is OK. If you absolutely want nVidia, go with that setup.

I would go P45, 4870 right now (better bang for the buck), but it's up to you. I don't have any complaints about my 780i, but I think you'd get a better value with the other mobo/GPU.

That case will not cool that well. Look for a better cooling case.
September 18, 2008 1:54:07 AM

Provide names please, and you did not link the GPU.

If you are planning on using a Rosewill PSU, stop.
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September 18, 2008 2:03:18 AM

k I fixed the GPU link and I updated the power supply. Any suggestions for a better case around the same price?

I will look into the 4870...its for a friend so I will let him decide which he likes better.
September 18, 2008 2:52:15 AM

I like the case.

How about these?

GPU: VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


MOBO: ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


RAM: Patriot Viper 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1200 (PC2 9600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (4 gigs worth)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 18, 2008 3:04:07 AM

Are you planning to overclock?

You don't need 1200 Mhz RAM unless you intend to really push the CPU as far as it will go... and if you were to do that you would need at least the P5Q -E.

The E8400 runs on a 333Mhz FSB. This means you only need 667Mhz RAM, but 800Mhz is cheap so just get really good 800Mhz:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or get some good 1066 if you are going to push the FSB past 400:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 18, 2008 3:15:52 AM

I think I will go with the 1066. Will that work well with the current mother board?
September 18, 2008 3:18:08 AM

seriously are u gonna OC.

800 ram can usually go to about 500 (1000) which should be plenty

U only need 1066 if doing a large OC
September 18, 2008 3:19:03 AM

Should do fine.
September 18, 2008 3:20:35 AM

We really haven't decided how much we want to do...its really up to him. He told me to make a build with some flexibility....I have a feeling he might end up not doing a large OC. I will make sure to ask him and if he doesn't think he will I will tell him to go with the 800 otherwise to go for the 1066.
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