$1000 Gaming System

here are the specs

q6700 @ 2.66ghz or E8600 at 3.33ghz ($320)
4gb ram ($70)
Geforce 8800 ultra ( on sale for $200)
750i sli ready motherboard ($190)
500gb wd sata harddrive ($70)
500watt psu ($61)


total comes to appox $1000 tax included!

Will this system be good enough for games like starcraft 2 and diablo 3 with max resolution? considering that i own a xbox360 and a ps3?
Should i go for the q677 or the E8600?.. need help please THX!
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  1. howcome no one replyed lol.. i just want a quick confirmation before i go and get it
  2. *crackle* Houston your clear for take off *crackle*
  3. Short answer no how can any say it would handle a game that not even out yet at max rez and with eye candy also that video card is mid range at best.
  4. we know nothing of those games azn... theres no specs on it, so how can you be asking that question? is there even a release date for those games?

    and from newegg, you can do alot better wiht $1000, i don't understand wher eyour spending $320 for a q6700... thats q9550 territory
  5. ok first off you are still missing parts or your net telling them to us

    such as a case, monitor, and go with ATI GFX Cards much better

    what about software, you need a OS.

    I think that about covers the parts your are missing other than that you look good.
  6. eklipz330 said:
    we know nothing of those games azn... theres no specs on it, so how can you be asking that question? is there even a release date for those games?

    and from newegg, you can do alot better wiht $1000, i don't understand wher eyour spending $320 for a q6700... thats q9550 territory



    oh no, i was looking at tigerdirect's site... thx for your sugguestion
  7. ikaz said:
    Short answer no how can any say it would handle a game that not even out yet at max rez and with eye candy also that video card is mid range at best.


    've been looking at so many different video cards, from 9800gt, 9800gtx, 9800gx2, 4870 4870x2 4850.. im not sure which one i need, since im not a hardcore gamer, the most i'll play on my pc is sports game at max resolution or like i meantioned those real time rpgs
  8. hopkiller said:
    ok first off you are still missing parts or your net telling them to us

    such as a case, monitor, and go with ATI GFX Cards much better

    what about software, you need a OS.

    I think that about covers the parts your are missing other than that you look good.



    oh those i already have, i have a monitor 22'', and gaming mid range atx... and windows vista.. just not sure which version of vista would suit it and would a 500 watt psu be enough, other than that, would u sugguest a video card ?
  9. well if you want the 4gb of memory or more in the future go with vista ultimate 64 bit SP1. I would suggest an HD4870 ATI card for your case. It is a great card and sells for 250 i think or you can go down to the HD4850 which i have and love which is 180-160 dollars
  10. Let me tell you what you're not clear for take off on..
    You are definitely not clear for take off with that $61 PSU
    Q6700 for $320 - ripoff
    4g ram for $71??? what kind of ram?
    Forget SLI - money pit... look at the P35 boards
    add $60 to that GPU and get yourself a 1g 4870

    The question you should be asking the board is "what is your best configuration for a $1,000 system with these resolution requirements for such and such game(s) that are currently out. There is no benchmark testing to base a logical explaination from games that are coming out so there is not way to tell what hardware will satisfy..

    *you need to do more homework.
  11. blackwater you can get cheap DDR2 800 ram theses days i bought 4 gb of G.Skill memory (great stuff) for 80$ the price is down to 60 dollars now
  12. blackwater11 said:
    Let me tell you what you're not clear for take off on..
    You are definitely not clear for take off with that $61 PSU
    Q6700 for $320 - ripoff
    4g ram for $71??? what kind of ram?
    Forget SLI - money pit... look at the P35 boards
    add $60 to that GPU and get yourself a 1g 4870

    The question you should be asking the board is "what is your best configuration for a $1,000 system with these resolution requirements for such and such game(s) that are currently out. There is no benchmark testing to base a logical explaination from games that are coming out so there is not way to tell what hardware will satisfy..

    *you need to do more homework.


    really good advice, so im set on 4870.... now just need to figure out which cpu
  13. blackwater, how is 4870 $260.. it clearly said $350 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129113
  14. Go with an E8400 convinent, overclock potential with P series mobos, and great for gamming, lastly fast!

    are you from canada see there is a difference in the US dollar and Canadian dollar.

    On the US newegg the product is priced at $239.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048%20106792627%201067940678&name=Radeon%20HD%204870

    I don't know if you can click on that link.
  15. You can get decent ram @ 800mhz for $80 or you can get great ram@1066 2X2g for $100..
    Or you can also get..

    AllComponents 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AC2/800X64/4096-KIT - Retail for $44.

    u get what you pay for
  16. now im tottally thrown off, not even sure whcih one i need anymore
  17. here ill give a direct link to the memory you should buy

    and 1066 is just overclocked 800 memory

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122
  18. The ignorance in this thread is amazing...i cant begin to know where to start...
    To those who are new to the game an 8800ultra is (was the best high end card for well over a year) so its not mid range, its OLD top end and 1066 memory is NOT 800 memory Oc'd contrarily to popular opinion clock speeds are not scalable, the1066 memory is internally different. i would go with an 9800gtx with a gig of mem, that will give you plenty of memory for thoese games like Diablo III witch will require lots of texture memory+at higher resoultions more memory is needed.
  19. 4870 1g - $289
    750 W PC Power & Cooling - $134
    OCZ Platinum 2X2g 1066 Ram - $100
    q6600 - $167
    DFI P35 - $139
    WD 7200 3.0G/sec 16mb cache $74 X2 and put em in Raid 0
  20. This build is just over $1000 and would be very fast.

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115036 $189.99

    GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128336&Tpk=ga-x48-ds4 $224.99

    mushkin 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=N82E16820146731 $67.99 -$20.00 MIR

    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=N82E16822136218 $74.99

    SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102801 $309.99

    Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042 $51.99

    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=N82E16827151173&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-27-151-173-_-Homepage $26.99

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&Tpk=750tx $119.99 -$20.00 MIR


    Total $1,066.92 -$40.00 MIR's

    You could lower the price by about $250 by going with a P45 motherboard and 4850 GPU.

    The X48 chipset and 750W PSU are overkill for one GPU, but leave the option of full speed crossfire in the future.

    You will also need a 64-bit OS to take advantage of all 4GB of RAM.

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488 $99.99
  21. x_2fast4u_x said:
    The ignorance in this thread is amazing...i cant begin to know where to start...
    To those who are new to the game an 8800ultra is (was the best high end card for well over a year) so its not mid range, its OLD top end and 1066 memory is NOT 800 memory Oc'd contrarily to popular opinion clock speeds are not scalable, the1066 memory is internally different. i would go with an 9800gtx with a gig of mem, that will give you plenty of memory for thoese games like Diablo III witch will require lots of texture memory+at higher resoultions more memory is needed.



    in that case, do i stick with the 8800ultra (btw, i knew it was a really good card) or the 9800gtx
  22. azn_sicko said:
    in that case, do i stick with the 8800ultra (btw, i knew it was a really good card) or the 9800gtx


    Don't get either of them, ATI has much better price/performance ratios with their HD4000 series cards. A 4870 or 4850 will hit the sweet spot.
  23. aeiouandxyz said:
    Don't get either of them, ATI has much better price/performance ratios with their HD4000 series cards. A 4870 or 4850 will hit the sweet spot.

    +1

    The 4850 offers a little better performance than the 9800GTX+ for less money. It's a great price/performance card. Don't let the Nvidia fanbois persuade you otherwise. Check benchmarks (not from Tom's Hardware) and let them make your decision for you.

    I'm not loyal to any manufacturer. I do research and buy what offers the best performance at the time. That's currently the ATI 4x00 series cards in most cases.
  24. Ok short he already has a case and he does not need a X48 mobo becuase he does not have the money to do crossfire. Go with a good P45 motherboard instead. Also don't buy the E8500 go with E8400 and use the saved money to buy a good heatsink so that you can overclock the CPU

    ohh and 1+ for HD 4870
  25. hopkiller said:
    Ok short he already has a case and he does not need a X48 mobo becuase he does not have the money to do crossfire. Go with a good P45 motherboard instead. Also don't buy the E8500 go with E8400 and use the saved money to buy a good heatsink so that you can overclock the CPU

    ohh and 1+ for HD 4870


    With the money he saves from the P45 over the X48, he can afford the E8500. It doesn't seem like azn is going to overclock the CPU since he didn't mention overclocking. A stock hsf will be fine unless you've got butterfingers with push pins like me. The Asus P5Q Pro is an excellent value P45 motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131299
    or the P5Q Deluxe:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131297
  26. Here's a setup that includs Monitor and Keyboard/Mouse. All parts are top brands and a lot of parts also recieved Newegg's Customer Choice Award.

    Cost: $898.92
    Cost plus shipping is around: $915.47
    After rebate: $850.47


    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 $164.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037&cm_sp=MyNewegg-_-Recmd-_-Pst04Image


    Graphic Card and Ram combo: $218.99

    Graphic Card: 4850 $159.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770

    Ram: OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $74.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227284


    Mobo: DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS LGA 775 Intel P35 $139.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136043

    Case: Antec 300 $51.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache $59.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136074


    PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

    Monitor: Acer X193W+BD Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor $149.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009127

    Keyboard and Mouse: Logitech $12.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126017
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