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$800 gaming pc

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (This week) BUDGET RANGE: (800 max) Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming,Internet,Music)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: ( keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (Newegg.com and tigerdirect.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (usa)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (looking for best performance for price)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE:Maybe in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1280x1024)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (none)
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  1. haha only 1280x1024 thats a easy one for i5 750 build :D

    you sure you dont need O.S?

    Video card 4850 512mb $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824

    MOBO + RAM Combo Price: $244.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.264218

    hard drive $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181


    heatsink $29.99 (you said overclocking)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    case + power supply Combo Price: $139.94 (enough juice for future crossfire another 4850)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.265980


    Optical drive $28.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    i5 750 $199.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

    TOTAL: $828.86 BEFORE REBATE
    , over budget I can cut down video card to 4670

    video card 4670 1GB $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102855

    TOTAL: $768.87 BEFORE REBATE


    or 4670 512MB $66.99 , i'll get the 1GB for 3 dollars more (above)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102854

    TOTAL: $765.87 BEFORE REBATE
  2. that seems good how much a decrease would i see with a 4670 over a 4850
  3. paulp55 said:
    that seems good how much a decrease would i see with a 4670 over a 4850


    don't forget to thank me :D hard work!!

    i suggest you get 4850, because it can MAX pretty much everything on 1280x1024, but if you don't care about settings then 4670 is good for you.
    you can add another video card after if you upgrade monitor. i updated post above.

    if you dont know how to overclock, i suggest you read articles about it.
  4. thank you would it be worth the money to maybe go with a xfx 4850 because of the warranty or is sapphires good
  5. paulp55 said:
    thank you would it be worth the money to maybe go with a xfx 4850 because of the warranty or is sapphires good



    BOTH company are good, are you talking about the 512mb or 1GB?
    link me up
    i updated post above calculations were wrong.
  6. paulp55 said:


    Get the XFX one instead of Sapphire. Why? Because the XFX offers a better aftermarket COOLER, it blows air OUTSIDE the case. Nice find.
  7. cool thanks for the help going to order this sometime this week thanks for the help ill tell you how it went
  8. paulp55 said:
    cool thanks for the help going to order this sometime this week thanks for the help ill tell you how it went


    WAIT, I found one flaw. The XFX requires two 6 pin connectors and sapphire 1gb requires one pin connector. (POWER SUPPLY has only two 6 pin) SO IF you want to add another 4850 in the future you need to upgrade your power supply for the XFX 4850. But remember the sapphire 1gb isnt as good in cooling because it BLOWS INTO the case.
  9. one more question if your still here i plan on upgrading the monitor how ill it do with a higher resolution?
  10. paulp55 said:
    one more question if your still here i plan on upgrading the monitor how ill it do with a higher resolution?


    so which 4850 are you getting?

    at which resolution? the 4850 will be able to run 1680x1050 for around MEDIUM settings in games...

    if you plan on upgrading monitor i suggest this. best for the price.

    Monitor $159.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009157

    thats 1920x1080, but you can turn down the resolution 1680x1050 in game. OR better yet get better video card. dunno your budget
  11. it was 800 for the cpu and im going to be getting the monitor down the line but i was going to go with the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150337 but with that power supply thing you mention that might put a damper on it so would it maybe be worth downgrading the video card and bringing up the psu
  12. Best answer
    paulp55 said:
    it was 800 for the cpu and im going to be getting the monitor down the line but i was going to go with the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150337 but with that power supply thing you mention that might put a damper on it so would it maybe be worth downgrading the video card and bringing up the psu


    well if you plan on adding another 4850 down the road cuz of newer games...then get the sapphire 1gb version..because it uses only one 6 pin..its just that your case will be a little hotter

    vote me best answer too :D hehe
  13. the heat is something i am worried about seeing as i will be overclocking
  14. oh trueeee

    but the antec 300 has good airflow for the price ..it has 3 fans.
    well if i were you and willing to spend just a little more to get a better PSU and that xfx 4850 instead

    how much overclock on CPU?
    you need thermal paste if you overclock.

    $6.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007
  15. ya i have a tube of artic silver 5 and as far as bringing up the price thats pretty much out of the question ya ill probably bring down the video card and get a better psu because i am also looking at the future and upgrading somewhere down the line
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150337
    is now out of the question out of stock...
  16. paulp55 said:
    ya i have a tube of artic silver 5 and as far as bringing up the price thats pretty much out of the question


    huh? so are you saying you are gettin better PSU or not?
    don't worry it'll be in stock very soon or check zipzoomfly
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10010242&prodlist=celebros
    more expensive
  17. Quote:
    Stay away from s1156 until the capacitor blowing issues are addressed by Intel. Seems they are trying to keep it hush hush for now but I'm sure THG is pressing them on this issue and hopefully we'll see an answer soon.


    No, that's only on the cheapest mobos the ones around $100-120
    the UD4P mobo I suggested has no problems.
  18. so would i run into this capacitor problem or no? also i found a better deal on psu and case http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.265977
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