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New Gaming rig for around $1300. Suggestions?

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September 28, 2008 3:17:21 AM

So I'm looking to build a new gaming rig. By no means does it need to be top of the line. I am looking to spend around $1200 for the complete system including tower, keyboard, mouse, monitor give or take one hundred.

Here is what I have so far:

mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996587 - Retail
$82.99

EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$174.99

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM
$23.99

Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W ATX12V v2.01 SLI Ready Power Supply - Retail
$64.99

2x PNY VCG88512GXEB-FLB GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

$110.99 each for a total of $221.98

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$74.99

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model HH80562PH0568M - OEM
$184.99

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$79.99

for a total of $958.91

What do you guys think?

I want a system that can handle crysis, starcraft 2, diablo 3, etc.

Any way to make this cheaper or to make it better for the same price?



September 28, 2008 4:28:27 AM

Try to steer clear from Rosewill power supplies, they are known to be junk. I will be assuming that you can be a little flexible with the budget, but if it's not possible, then let me know and I'll help you cut corners.

SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 DC 8000:1 - Retail

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

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail

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

PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W Continuous @ 40°C EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

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

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

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

OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

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

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

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

(2x) GIGABYTE GV-R485ZL-512H Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

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

>> I found the Nine hundred to be too expensive in newegg, if you can find it somewhere else cheaper, then go for it:

Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

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

RAZER DeathAdder RZ01-00150100-R2M1 Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Optical 1800 dpi High Precision Gaming Mouse - Retail

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

Logitech G11 Silver & Black 104 Normal Keys 29 Function Keys USB Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail

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

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - OEM

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

It's about $1370, but after rebates you get it for slightly above $1300 (You can only cash in one of the rebates of the Gigabyte cards), definitely A LOT more powerful than a 8800GT SLI build.
September 28, 2008 4:33:03 AM

I like all but the rosewill psu also think about getting like a E8400 or a 45nm quad
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