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800$ Gaming rig help.

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September 6, 2009 8:18:27 AM

I'm trying to build my first computer that can play games like Team fortress 2 with a pretty good fps.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Around this month./ BUDGET RANGE: 800$

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Mostly Intel and ASUS.

OVERCLOCKING: No /Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Something that wouldn't make a lot of noise.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And I'm pretty sure I'm not missing anything.

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September 6, 2009 3:31:41 PM

I'm not really a computer wiz but is AMD or Intel better for gaming?
September 6, 2009 3:47:06 PM

Both are very capable CPUs. But for your budget, AMD has more to offer for the price bracket and lets you get more bang for your buck overall. Gaming is tied more to the GPU, and AMD lets you buy a little more GPU having lower cost for the same CPU power as Intel. But if your budget was $1200+, then it would be i7 all the way. Waiting till the end of the month would be in your benefit as Tues the i5 comes out. Whether you can afford an i5 system or not, AMD will probably cut some prices to compete.
September 6, 2009 4:20:11 PM

i wouldn change the power supply rosewell isn't too good
September 6, 2009 4:59:17 PM

you could but then you lose out on the combo deal
September 6, 2009 5:45:21 PM

If you're spending $132 on the GPU, why not upgrade to this for the same or less after shipping and mir: 4870 1gb w/ free stalker game
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or the GTX 260 is the same performance as the 4870 and after the combo batuchka has, it too is just $130. You'd be spending money you don't need to for less performance with the 4850.

September 6, 2009 6:26:34 PM

Will that card even be reliable? I read the reviews and alot of the people had problems with it.
September 7, 2009 2:10:05 AM

Reviews are to be taken with a skeptic view. You have no idea if they know how to set up software correctly or if they are trying to OC like one of the less than 5 eggs said. That gets into expectations beyond what the specs are. If the card does end up being a dud, newegg is great for returns. Or if you are worried about it, there's this as an option at $12 more than the 4850 you picked:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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