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April 2, 2009 7:49:03 AM

Hi guys, i'm about to build a computer soon (late April early May) and I was wondering what kind of system would you guys recommend for me. I have about 1000-1100 to spend on the system (not including monitor).

Now here are my needs:
This computer is going to be used mostly for gaming. I dont do any video editing/rendering or anything of that nature. The types of games i play right now are pretty old school because my computer is pretty dated (4 years old). I play Warcraft 3 DOTA, Crossfire and starcraft and counterstrike 1.6 (source kills my computer). I used to play 1.6 pretty competitively and I plan on playing source.

I want a system that will be able to play Starcraft2, Diablo3, Source & Street Fighter IV. As you can probably tell, i dont play MANY games and i'm not too interested in those super high end games out right now such as Crysis or FarCry. I also would like to maybe future proof my computer a little so i can upgrade it in the future.

Anyways, sorry for the long post - i've been out of the loop for a while.

thanks for the help!

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April 2, 2009 8:36:13 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:

Late April Early May

BUDGET RANGE:

$1000-1200

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:

Gaming, excel stuff, may need to use dual monitors in the future.


PARTS NOT REQUIRED:

I have everything else (mouse, mousepad, headset). Need PSU and Case.

Software: I have Windows XP - is there any reason why i should go Vista?

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:

Newegg or MWAVE

PARTS PREFERENCES:

Don't care

OVERCLOCKING:

Probably not.

MONITOR RESOLUTION:

I will be using a 24 inch and 22 inch.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

located in Southern California. Will probably add another GPU to the system in a few months.
Related resources
April 2, 2009 11:15:52 AM

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

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

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

HDD+ CPU Cooler(If you change your mind about overclocking)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

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

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

Total - $1209 without rebates...
If certainly not overclocking, then the aftermarket CPU cooler is not needed. Stock will do.
$1174 wihtout rebates...
So by the time you buy the components, you might get combo deals also...
April 2, 2009 11:22:10 AM

Well as for the OS, if you have a 64 bit XP, then dont go with vista....use that XP and when Win 7 comes out, buy that...
April 3, 2009 2:50:11 AM

my XP is 32 bit.

also how big of a PSU will i need to run dual 4890's?
April 3, 2009 2:55:55 AM

850w preferably, you could get by with a 750w
April 3, 2009 4:14:10 AM

+1 850W to be safe...The 4890 have a higher power requirements than the 4870...so the 750W will be just good enough but going with 850W will give you more headroom...
April 3, 2009 4:15:24 AM

And if you use that XP 32-bit OS, it will recognize only 3.5GB of the 6GB installed...So you should go for a 64bit OS...
April 3, 2009 4:35:06 AM

alright, thanks for the info guys. very helpful

So far I will be getting these parts

PSU + Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I'm a bit wary about the PSU because of the reviews (its a small sample but noisy and flimsy doesn't sound like a good combo) so this is tentative.

Case: Coolermaster 690

http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/product_info.php?cP...

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

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

Graphics Card: Ill probably wait and see - 4890 or GTX 275





April 3, 2009 4:49:48 AM

Hi...about the PSU, dont take chances...
Get this...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can take a look at this combo also...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Next get this RAM + Mobo combo...OCZ Platinum...Even this is a very good RAM...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Dont get that HDD...It will be very slow...Did you see the 5400 to 7200rpm...it means, it will always not run at 7200...
Get either of these...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But the best would be this...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 3, 2009 4:52:49 AM

thanks again.. and no i didn't see the 5400-7200 haha - i'm not very computer savvy thats hwy i'm here
April 3, 2009 5:48:00 AM

EDIT: Double Post :|
April 3, 2009 5:58:05 AM

xthekidx said:
You will only see a little over 2gb of ram with xp 32bit and a 1gb GPU...not a good idea. You really should get Vista 64. You can have it for $80 right now...
Promo code -$20: EMCLRLN28
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

:D  As I had suggested - 64-Bit OS
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