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Looking for a good Gaming rig for $1000-$1100

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September 11, 2009 9:42:45 AM

Hi everyone, I'm new here, heard that this forum offered great help, so I decided to join and seek some much-needed advice :)  . This would be my virgin attempt at assembling my own desktop.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: The sooner the better

BUDGET RANGE: US$1000-1100


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Might be sticking with my current Compaq keyboard unless i have left over budget


PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference, but wouldn't mind having a nice, large monitor.


MONITOR RESOLUTION: Don't know much about this


I'm an about-average game user, so I don't need top-of-the-line processors/graphics or such. My main purpose for the desktop would be for it to run most games like COD, Warcraft, Sims3 smoothly without hiccup, and one that hopefully would be able to carry me into the next couple of years - service-wise.

I have not selected any parts yet, so if you'd like, you can recommend anything you'd think fits best to my needs. Thanks in advance for all the help! :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
September 11, 2009 10:09:27 AM

CPU + Mobo -
Get this combo from the list -
Combo Items : Gigatyte GA-P55M-UD4 - i5 750
Original Price: $355.98
You Saved: $16.00
Combo Price: $339.98
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.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 CAS 7

Samsung F3 500GB

Antec 300 + Antec TP 550


Monitor -
ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen

Graphics card -
XFX HD 4890

Total - $1000 | $980 Including rebates.

If you want more HDD space -

Hope these help.. :) 
September 11, 2009 3:03:17 PM

Hi, thanks much for the reply. So the parts of this build won't conflict with each other would it?
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September 11, 2009 3:22:22 PM

The parts wouldn't conflict - generally people on here know what their talking about! gkay09's build is really good, and will result in a great gaming machine. The i5 processor is brand new this week and packs a good punch. The graphics card is also very powerful and will max all your games with ease. By building this yourself you're probably saving $1000 compared to a shop equivalent. The only thing I could think to add would be an aftermarket CPU cooler as this will make your CPU run cooler (duh!) as well as provide you with the possibility of overclocking should you desire.

As this is your first time building make sure you feel confident before you dive in. Building yourself is not hard, and can be very enjoyable (that's the true nerd in me speaking) but must be done with care!
September 11, 2009 3:58:41 PM

Imogen, On other thread, you said you were not from US, so, Newegg is not for you unless there's no other way. So tell your country, we will find best website for you.
September 11, 2009 4:39:16 PM

Thanks for the info!

core i7 ownage: I'm from Singapore, know any good sites?
a b 4 Gaming
September 14, 2009 4:40:47 AM

If am not wrong, the hardware prices in Singapore are not costly as in other places...
So the above prices in USD, when converted to SGD should give be similar maybe just few $$ more as not counting in the combo discounts...
I found this info...well you must be aware of these places...
September 14, 2009 8:57:50 AM

Yup i've been checking out the prices of the parts suggested, thanks for all the help once again.
September 14, 2009 9:11:36 AM

Yeah, check Fuwell or Bellsystems for the price list. They're both located in SLS and are of the more reputable ones.

An i5 system would cost about the same as a Phenom II 955, depending on your choice of MB.

As for the peripherals like monitor, keyboard, etc. well, you've just missed the Singapore IT fair by a day... and I heard people get some pretty good deals over there.