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Need Help Building Gaming Rig 1k$ Budget Several Builds

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March 7, 2009 6:23:36 AM

HI all and thanks in advance for all posting that you all going to make. Second my english sux, sorry i only speak spanish :p 

Now i have or should i say iw ill ahve 1000$ bucks for a new sistem,

I will accept both Intel builds(intels i7 only) and AMD(Phenom II quad only), nVidia and ATi allowed, best one this is going to be a gamer edition pc.
No need for look for a Case i will buy it here at my country, please if you can use the Newegg.com site or Amazon.com.

Crossfire and Sli also can be included, i have a 23.6" Asus LCD so big resolution :) 

I want to upgrade mi current pc kinda old(i love it cuz its my gaming wife) but need some upgrades

i have for now:
AMD X2 3.2gx 6400+
9800 gx2
250GB HD
4gb ddr2 SLI memory 2x2gb
Asus m2n32 deluxe wifi bla bla bla.....
PSU is 700w Tier 2 OCZ gamextream
and case is a thermaltake soprano dx

If the pc your ogin to post is a lil bit higher than 1k is okey all options are accepted.

P.D. sorry if i dont include anything to give for the help, if i could i would(tell me if its writed good) :p 
P.D2 thnx for all in advance....againg :) 
March 7, 2009 8:03:47 AM

You have a decent case and power suppy so no need to change that. Anyways this is what I came up with that's in your price range. Also that Xigmetak heatsink includes the LGA 1366 bracket with it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $209.99 ($194.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate)
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $288.99 Free Shipping*
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $6.99
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $114.99 ($94.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 Free Shipping*
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... $349.99 ($329.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
EVGA 01G-P3-1285-AR GeForce GTX 285 SC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Total: $1,090.93 USD (not including shipping and rebates)
March 7, 2009 8:20:42 AM

Definately ^ +1.

Shame it would cost £1000 in the UK....
Jeremy
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March 7, 2009 3:20:29 PM

hard to argue with that build. i can't think of anything to change in it.
March 7, 2009 3:28:48 PM

Nik_I said:
hard to argue with that build. i can't think of anything to change in it.


same cept maybe the gpu to a 4870x2 or 4850x2
March 8, 2009 4:48:05 AM

but im a gamer i mostly use big resolutions like 1900x1000 i will need a gpu that can support bit resolutions with full AA, so i dont know if a 4870 x2 would be better than that 285 SC edition.
March 10, 2009 1:55:33 AM

a 4870x2 is like one of the best cards out there regardless tho.

Using an AMD x2 is gonna bottleneck just about any GPU you pick thats better then a 4870 1gb. So it doesnt make much of a difference.

But longevity/future possibilities a 4870x2 is better then a 285 (unless you plan on gettin an i7) simply cuz SLI isnt stable unless on a x58 mobo. Crossfire is pretty great no matter what mobo so long as its Crossfire capable.
March 13, 2009 12:03:46 AM

no PSU incluede :(  lol i will find one or suggest me one

March 13, 2009 2:06:05 AM

panacuba said:
no PSU incluede :(  lol i will find one or suggest me one


The PSU you have is good enough.
March 13, 2009 2:15:46 AM

Nik_I said:
hard to argue with that build. i can't think of anything to change in it.


actually its very easy to argue with .

Ci7 isnt showing any advantages over a Pll 940 if you are gaming and have only a single gfx card . Ci7 is mostly slower than Pll in that situation .
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/socket-am3-phenom,2...

Going Pll means
cheaper cpu
cheaper memory
cheaper mb


and a whole heap of cash left over for a stronger gfx card


and higher fps
!