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$850 Building First Gaming Rig

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September 24, 2009 10:32:34 PM

Hi i am looking to build my first gaming computer i dont play alot of games but i mostly play WoW for right now.I want this computer for mostly gaming but i also want to be able to do some school work on it as well. i have a budget of about $850 with taxes and shipped. i want to build the best computer i possibly can while staying on my budget.

BUDGET RANGE:$750-$850

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: By the end of October or Early November

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming(WoW), School(Research,Write Papers)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Monitor, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: I just want to get the best bang for the buck

OVERCLOCKING: I dont really have a lot of knowledge of this so maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024
September 24, 2009 11:18:11 PM

Here is what I am in the process of putting together for myself:

Phenom II X3 - $115
Motherboard - $70
Graphics Card ATI 4890 - $175
2 gb DDR3 RAM - $35
Samsung DVD burner - $30
Hard drive - $50
Power supply (500w antec or seasonic) - $70
Case - $20
Monitor: Dell S2409W - $200

Total: $765

I'm just starting on this myself so I don't know a lot. Hope this helps!
September 24, 2009 11:19:29 PM

Opps, just saw you didn't need a monitor, well in that case its $565. If you plan on playing more intensive games then WOW you could upgrade the graphics card to a GX 285 or something like that.
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September 24, 2009 11:53:43 PM

nic4747 said:
Opps, just saw you didn't need a monitor, well in that case its $565. If you plan on playing more intensive games then WOW you could upgrade the graphics card to a GX 285 or something like that.


Seeing as how OP will not be ordering until Oct, Nov, I would wait until the 5850 drops. GTX 285 will be done for by then.
September 25, 2009 12:02:04 AM

Oh, didn't see that either. Well if you're going to wait that long you may as well wait till Black Friday. There are bound to be a ton of good deals and price drops.
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