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$1500 Budget Gaming Computer

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June 7, 2009 7:17:07 AM

This is a new build that i just came up with after review many other's gaming system. I might get this system within a month. This is going to be my first time building a PC, so if there is any caution i should take plz let me know ^_^!!



Antec Nine Hundred


EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB

Intel Core i7 920

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM

SAMSUNG ToC T220HD Rose Black 22" 5ms HDMI Widescreen HDTV Monitor (With TV tunner)


Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound

XIGMATEK Dark Knight


the price falls around 1500 area a lil more or less... so shuold there be any change?

Now i have a problem of choosing with motherboard to use.

PLZ help me choose

Thank u for taking the time looking for my system... ^_^!!!
June 7, 2009 9:36:02 AM

well it seems you know your way to go but here are a little suggestions that would make the build better

get antec 900 or if you can pay more 50$ get haf932 as it is a full tower and you would fit everything easily especially the gtx 275 which u would barely fit in the antec 900 if it you didn't have to remove something to put it in and tha haf 932 has a very great air flow and it is one of the best cases

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

i would suggest getting LG L227WTG-PF Black 22" 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 10000:1DCR with HDCP Support - Retail

it has less features but it has less response time so it would be better

also get an i7 920 D0 stepping make sure to select the D0 stepping as it overclocks higher and it runs cooler

June 7, 2009 10:26:37 AM

The Antec 900 will house a GTX 275 fine. Samsung monitors are great, but that one is over priced. Get this one instead. It's out of stock right now but it saves you $60 which will allow you to upgrade to the ASUS P6T Deluxe V2. Other than that everything is great, but you're missing the psu.
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June 7, 2009 3:26:11 PM

+1 missing PSU

nice build
June 7, 2009 8:32:38 PM

nice PSU.

Futur SLI GTX275 or switch to newer when they came out. Your good for lots of fun.
June 7, 2009 8:44:46 PM

I'd switch to a PCP&C 750W, they're cheaper, even if they look ugly, and just as good.