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Gaming Build (up to $1000)

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October 6, 2009 2:32:46 PM

It's been a long time since I built my own system (about 6-7 years), so I need your help.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: between now and end of the year (most likely within the next month)

BUDGET RANGE: $1000 max. I prefer to not have to reach the max - just want to have something sensible.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming: RPG (upcoming Diablo 3), RTS, maybe occasional FPS or race simulator - nothing too performance crazy. Movie watching.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor (currently have some basic 24" samsung), might change that in the future, but would like to reuse for now.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg or any other reputable dealer

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: usa

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (if it's relatively easy to do)

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050


Other considerations - prefer something quiet, though doesn't have to be.

Thanks in advance.

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a b 4 Gaming
October 6, 2009 2:41:54 PM

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($59.95)

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($69.99 + Free Shipping)

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($199.99 + Free Shipping)

GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($139.99 + Free Shipping)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($94.99 + Free Shipping)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($49.99 + Free Shipping)

XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($124.99 w/ $20 MIR + Free Shipping)

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($30.99)

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($29.99)

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($99.99 + Free Shipping)

Total: $900.86
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a b 4 Gaming
October 6, 2009 4:37:07 PM

My bad, meant to link 64-bit
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