Building a Gaming PC Budget 1400-1500 Tags: New Build Gigabyte Systems Last response: May 2, 2009 12:28 PM in Systems Share Kral May 1, 2009 9:47:14 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 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 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) More about : building gaming budget 1400 1500 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Maziar May 1, 2009 9:59:13 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 ? | Report abuse huron May 1, 2009 1:23:15 PM Also, why so much power if you're only playing at a resolution of 1440x900? That's way overkill for that monitor. | Report abuse Kral May 1, 2009 3:33:29 PM Hi 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? Thanks | Report abuse Related ressources 1400-1500 gaming rig build advice - Forum Gaming PC with budget of $ 1400-$1500 - Forum New 1400-1500 Build - Forum Sandy Bridge CPU Build $ 1400~$1500 - Forum Need Help Finalizing My First Build ($ 1400-$1500 ) - Forum Ask the community Publish Kral May 1, 2009 3:36:26 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 | Report abuse TechTony May 1, 2009 4:49:14 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. | Report abuse Kill@dor May 1, 2009 5:04:44 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... | Report abuse Kill@dor May 1, 2009 5:06:12 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. | Report abuse Kral May 1, 2009 6:23:40 PM Hi there 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) | Report abuse Kral May 2, 2009 11:01:45 AM Bump So should i go for the 4870? and what about the PSU? is it really that high for this rig? | Report abuse batuchka May 2, 2009 11:44:15 AM Gaming on 1440x900 u dun need a $1.4k rig and i'd personally go with a HD4770 | Report abuse Kral May 2, 2009 12:28:12 PM Well the reason i'm going for the i7 build because it's more future proof , x58 mobos , ddr3 and so on Gonna have a look @ the 4770 | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Building a Gaming PC Budget 1400-1500> Related ressources: Forum$ 1400-$1500 MR. PIZZA ForumI7 930, SSD, $ 1400-1500 Needs HSF, GPU, RAM? Forum1400-1500 $ Gaming Build (First Time Build ) ForumGaming Build - Buying Tomorrow $ 1400-$1500 ForumHelp on my April/May 2012 $ 1400-1500 Gaming Build ! ForumFirst Build , Photoshop/Movie/ Gaming PC $1500 Budget Forum$ 1400-$1500 Gaming /Media rig Forum~$ 1400-1500 build (want to cut cost w/o losing performence) ForumFinally hitting a Microcenter! Should I buy these parts? Forum1000-1200 CAD$ gaming PC ForumUpgrading my Dell for gaming... Forum$1300 Gaming & Movie build Forum$1300 Budget need opinions on build ForumAdvice on $500-600 gaming PC Forum$1900 i7 Gaming Build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !