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[New System Build] $800-900 Gaming PC. Suggestions?

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September 21, 2009 3:02:30 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as I find out what to really get.

BUDGET RANGE: Trying to stay between 800-900 shipping included

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, case

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: for cpu is intel.. for gfx card I don’t mind

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 for now till I get a 24” monitor

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I live in PR and is really really hot so.. need a good cooler on the gfx card.

This is what I was thinking

Cpu/Mobo Combo
GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard – Retail / Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail


Gfx/ram combo
MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv3 GeForce GTX 260 896MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card – Retail / G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail

psu
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

2 of these
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223B - OEM

Any suggestions are welcome..
September 21, 2009 3:08:29 AM

Suggestion#1 - The new ATI 5800 series start shipping in 2 days. Hold off on Graphics Card choices until you see what those have to offer and what they force Nvidia to do with prices.

Samsung F3s are alot cheaper than those Winchester drives. I dont think there is much performance difference.

The Coolermaster Hyper 212 is the best deal in CPU fans right now at $30.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
There is a 92mm version if your case is smaller, you didnt list what case you will be using.
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September 21, 2009 3:09:29 AM

It looks good, I would get a GTX 275 if nvidia is set in stone or wate a week and see some reviews on the new ATI cards. The GTX 260 are grate cards but if you go to say a 1920x1080 the GTX275 would be better.

If you want to OC the CPU look for a aftermarket cooler.

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September 21, 2009 4:47:19 AM

Alright thanks for the suggestions, I'm gonna wait for the new ATI cards and change the HD I think.
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September 21, 2009 4:53:10 AM

Leny said:
Alright thanks for the suggestions, I'm gonna wait for the new ATI cards and change the HD I think.


good luck. come back in the future.
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