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Building a Gaming PC Budget 1400-1500
May 1, 2009, 9:47 AM
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a week BUDGET RANGE: 1400-1500
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet , Gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor , Keyboard , Mouse , Speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Buying from Local shop (Muscat,Oman Middle east)
PARTS PREFERENCES: -
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900
What i'm thinking of so far :
Intel Core i7 920 (OMR 125 = 325 USD)
Gigabyte EX58 UD4P (OMR 125 = 325 USD)
Gigabyte GTX 260 (OMR 140 = 364 USD)
OCZ Reaper DDR3 4gb or Kingston DDR3 6b (OMR 75 = 200 USD)
Gigabyte 800w SLI Certified (70 OMR = 182 USD)
Gigabyte Full tower Case (OMR 38 = 99 USD)
DVD RW (OMR 11 = 29 USD)
Total 1524 USD
As you can see most of the parts are overpriced compared to Newegg and and these are mostly the only parts aviable.
And seeing that Newegg ships to US only i'm only left with buying the parts from the local shops (Unless someone knows a good website that ships to Oman , Middle East)
May 2, 2009
building gaming budget 1400 1500
May 1, 2009, 9:59 AM
Looks good to me,2 questions though.
1_How much ATI HD 4870/4890 cost there?
2_What is the exact model name of the gigabyte power? is it Odin 800wat ?
May 1, 2009, 1:23 PM
Also, why so much power if you're only playing at a resolution of 1440x900? That's way overkill for that monitor.
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May 1, 2009, 3:33 PM
Speaking of the HD 4870/90 , I can't believe i missed these cards , Guess i'm gonna have a look at the prices.
If the 4870 is cheaper than the GTX 260(or around the same price) should i go for the 4870?
And yes i think it was Odin
Well I'm planning on adding a second card later on for the SLI / Xfire but is it still too high? if so how much watts should i get?
May 1, 2009, 3:36 PM
And for the RAM as you can see i got two options
Kingston DDR3 1066 (2x3GB) or OCZ Reaper DDR3 1066 (2x2GB)
Same price for both but Kingston RAMs doesn't seem very popular in the other hand they are many good reviews for the OCZ RAM
May 1, 2009, 4:49 PM
The i7 will serve you better with triple channel memory, ie 3 sticks at a time. Given the options, I would take the Kingston.
May 1, 2009, 5:04 PM
I think the GTX 260 is a smarter buy...in my opinon. Not hating on ATI or anything...
Kingston RAM is the best in DDR3 right now...
May 1, 2009, 5:06 PM
How long do you want this rig to last before another build...is the question. If you won't upgrade for a while...the 4770 or 4890 are good to go.
May 1, 2009, 6:23 PM
Thanks for the replies , I'll go for the Kingston RAM then
I'll probably be upgrading in 1-2 years or so (Probably only the Graphics card)
May 2, 2009, 11:01 AM
So should i go for the 4870? and what about the PSU? is it really that high for this rig?
May 2, 2009, 11:44 AM
Gaming on 1440x900 u dun need a $1.4k rig and i'd personally go with a HD4770
May 2, 2009, 12:28 PM
Well the reason i'm going for the i7 build because it's more future proof , x58 mobos , ddr3 and so on
Gonna have a look @ the 4770
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