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$800-$1000 Gaming Build

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September 27, 2009 6:36:05 PM

Hey guys, I've been lurking for a while and this will be my first actual post. I have two (rather old and clunky) desktop PC's and am looking to replace one with a gaming build. I'm going to give you guys the budget and see what you can do with it, details are below.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: I will be buying parts hopefully starting this week and start construction next week.

BUDGET RANGE: $800-$1000 After rebates.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mainly RTS gaming with some FPS on the side, think average gamer.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, tower, DVD drive. I have a hard drive but I'll probably upgrade for more storage.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any website is acceptable

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference

OVERCLOCKING: No experience overclocking, I may look into it, as I hear it's much easier to do now. :) 

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: None.

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September 27, 2009 6:56:18 PM

sli/crossfire:yes,no,maybe?
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September 27, 2009 6:57:46 PM

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September 27, 2009 7:06:34 PM

sli/crossfire: Maybe, I haven't been keeping up with hardware lately, will it be practical for the type of gaming I will be doing?
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September 27, 2009 7:08:54 PM

ViciousVaz said:
sli/crossfire: Maybe, I haven't been keeping up with hardware lately, will it be practical for the type of gaming I will be doing?


Not at the resolution you play. Even with that monitor I posted up above, dual vid cards would be over kill. If games get that demanding in a few more years, ebay your old vid card and get a new/faster one.
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September 28, 2009 2:43:46 PM

Bump, any second opinions? If I don't get any replies by this afternoon I'm gonna go ahead and start ordering parts.
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