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Best gaming build for $1200

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February 12, 2009 10:35:53 PM

Hello everyone,

Well, I am a noob as you can tell by my name. However, I have not built a new rig in over a year and I am not up to date on the newest hardware out there. I was wondering if any kind soul out there on the net, could give me advice on the best rig i could built for $1200. Excluding monitor ( Acer H233Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Full HD 1080P), and operating system.


Thanks for the help!

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February 12, 2009 10:49:42 PM

What are your current specs? If your rig is less than 2 years old, it may just need a minor upgrade.
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February 12, 2009 11:01:11 PM

Asus mobo, HD 4870x2, and Phenom II 940 combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

PSU/Case Combo-Antec 900 and Antec Signature 650w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

WD Caviar Black 640gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

Comes to 1196.84 with shipping to me. You could go with a different PSU, but it comes bundled with the case and Antec Signature is about as good as it gets for quality. Also look at Corsair 650tx or PC P&C 750w red PSU. If you got rid of the PSU case combo and just went with the case and got this PSU, you would save $30 to put towards the Xigmatek.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For a little more you can get the Xigmatek S1283 and then OC your CPU for best performance.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

February 12, 2009 11:04:28 PM

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $229.00

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4 AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $114.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139.99 - $20.00

SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $429.00

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $23.99

Total - $1,201.94 - $20 MIR

Edit: xthekidx beat me to it with a similar build.
February 12, 2009 11:24:54 PM

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