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May 11, 2009 10:22:11 PM

Hi all,

I'm looking to build the best gaming rig I can for less than $1500. I'll be playing some MMO and FPS games but am not a huge online gaming. I enjoy single-player games just as much... typically of the RPG variety.

Any assistance is appreciated. Also would like to maximize for Windows 7.

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May 12, 2009 4:01:31 AM

What do you have, case? monitor, speakers.
Do you want to change it if you have it.
a b 4 Gaming
May 12, 2009 4:16:28 AM

hyespds said:
Hi all,

I'm looking to build the best gaming rig I can for less than $1500. I'll be playing some MMO and FPS games but am not a huge online gaming. I enjoy single-player games just as much... typically of the RPG variety.

Any assistance is appreciated. Also would like to maximize for Windows 7.


http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
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May 12, 2009 4:28:32 AM
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a b 4 Gaming
August 22, 2009 5:01:40 AM

This is a system you can play Crysis on with everything maxed out at an average of 35-40 fps. It has the Radeon HD 4890 Crossfire, the best bang for the buck video card setup out there. It has AMD's top of the line CPU. You can use Intel but it will cost more. There is 4GB of DDR3 1600 RAM, more than enough for anything out there today. It is also easily upgradeable since there alot of memory slots on the motherboard. The price includes a 23" 1080p ASUS LCD monitor and Logitech speakers, keaboard, and mouse. The hard drive is a high performance Western Digital Caviar Black 640 GB 7200 RPM. It also has my favourite case, the HAF 922. It gives you alot of space to work in, almost full tower, with a superior cooling system. An aftermarket CPU cooler is also included. The Scythe Mugen II is one of the best CPU air coolers out there and it supports virtually every CPU. Everything comes up to a lowly $1543. Try to beat that anywhere and I will do something extremely ridiculous. Good luck. Think about it. A PC that owns Crysis for less than $1500.


Processor - $245 (AMD Phenom II X4 3.4 GHz)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard - $90 (ASRock AM3 780G)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Cooler - $37 (Scythe Mugen II)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card x2 Crossfire - $400 (XFX Radeon HD 4890 w/ free Wheelman Game)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspxItem...
RAM - $85 (Patriot Viper 4GB DDR3-1600)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive - $65 (Western Digital Caviar Black 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 640 GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Optical Drive - $26 (22x LG DVD Writer with Lightscribe and CAV)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case - $100 (CoolerMaster HAF 922)
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-922M-KKN1-GP-Tow...
Case Fans x2 - $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspxItem=N82E1683...
Thermal Compound - $4 (OCZ Freeze Extreme) http://forum.ncixus.com/forums/index.php?mode=showthrea...
Power Supply - $128** (Corsair 850 Watt)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001M3G42W?ie=UTF8&tag...
Monitor - $189*** (Asus at 1080p in 23” at 2ms GTG)http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VH236H-23-Inch-Wide-16/dp/B0...
Card Reader - $13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Operating System - $120 (Windows 7 Upgrade)http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-Home-Premium-Up...
Keyboard - $11
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse - $14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Speakers - $21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse Pad - $7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
____________________________________________________________
Total = $1573
After Rebate = $1543
a b 4 Gaming
August 22, 2009 5:10:19 AM

Quote:
This is a system you can play Crysis on with everything maxed out at an average of 35-40 fps. It has the Radeon HD 4890 Crossfire, the best bang for the buck video card setup out there. It has AMD's top of the line CPU. You can use Intel but it will cost more. There is 4GB of DDR3 1600 RAM, more than enough for anything out there today. It is also easily upgradeable since there alot of memory slots on the motherboard. The price includes a 23" 1080p ASUS LCD monitor and Logitech speakers, keaboard, and mouse. The hard drive is a high performance Western Digital Caviar Black 640 GB 7200 RPM. It also has my favourite case, the HAF 922. It gives you alot of space to work in, almost full tower, with a superior cooling system. An aftermarket CPU cooler is also included. The Scythe Mugen II is one of the best CPU air coolers out there and it supports virtually every CPU. Everything comes up to a lowly $1543. Try to beat that anywhere and I will do something extremely ridiculous. Good luck. Think about it. A PC that owns Crysis for less than $1500.


Processor - $245 (AMD Phenom II X4 3.4 GHz)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard - $90 (ASRock AM3 780G)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Cooler - $37 (Scythe Mugen II)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card x2 Crossfire - $400 (XFX Radeon HD 4890 w/ free Wheelman Game)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspxItem...
RAM - $85 (Patriot Viper 4GB DDR3-1600)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive - $65 (Western Digital Caviar Black 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 640 GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Optical Drive - $26 (22x LG DVD Writer with Lightscribe and CAV)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case - $100 (CoolerMaster HAF 922)
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-922M-KKN1-GP-Tow...
Case Fans x2 - $18
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspxItem=N82E1683...
Thermal Compound - $4 (OCZ Freeze Extreme) http://forum.ncixus.com/forums/index.php?mode=showthrea...
Power Supply - $128** (Corsair 850 Watt)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001M3G42W?ie=UTF8&tag...
Monitor - $189*** (Asus at 1080p in 23” at 2ms GTG)http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VH236H-23-Inch-Wide-16/dp/B0...
Card Reader - $13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Operating System - $120 (Windows 7 Upgrade)http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-Home-Premium-Up...
Keyboard - $11
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse - $14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Speakers - $21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse Pad - $7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
____________________________________________________________
Total = $1573
After Rebate = $1543


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