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$1400 Game PC. 1st timer need help!!

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October 26, 2009 10:37:23 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: End of November/early December
BUDGET RANGE: Exactly $1400

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: games, web browsing, movies, making music

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I need all the parts...

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or TigerDirect preferred.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, some time future

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, some time future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want to buy some parts during black friday and cyber monday if there is good sales. Please guide me.

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October 26, 2009 11:39:11 PM

While waiting for specific answers to your question there are loads of previous posts entitled "$1500 Gaming System" or $1200 gaming system. I'd suggest that you look at these in the meantime.
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October 26, 2009 11:44:50 PM

I can recommend the basics of the build but the deciding factor lies in your chioce, take your pick
A) Higher longetivity, higher upgradability, Extreme Power
B) Higher Power , cheaper, less upgradability, less longetivity
C) Cheaper, moderate/good power

Pick either A,B, or C and then that will mostly decide which Socket,Chipset, and CPU you will need :) 
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October 27, 2009 12:19:25 AM

thanks for the help so far, as for the 3 choices, i would pick A.
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October 27, 2009 1:01:08 AM

Maybe something along this line ?




SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151192
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

$29.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
1
Kingston 4GB Micro SDHC Flash Card with microSD/SDHC USB Reader Model MRG2+SDC4/4GB - Retail
Item #: N82E16820134990
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$11.99 Saving $11.99
$0.00



ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824236049
Return Policy: Monitor Replacement Only Return Policy
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-$40.00 Instant $259.99
$219.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817139006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)

-$70.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$179.99
$109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Logitech Classic Black USB Standard Keyboard 200 - Retail
Item #: N82E16823126023
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$12.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



RAZER DeathAdder RZ01-00150100-R3M1 Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Optical High Precision Gaming Mouse - Retail
Item #: N82E16826153007
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$10.00 Instant $49.99
$39.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



JVC HA-F10C 3.5mm Connector Earbud Headphone
Item #: N82E16826262034
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
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-$4.00 Instant $10.99
$6.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231279
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
$109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835233029
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$44.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Nippon Labs Premium 1M (3.28 ft.) SATA Cable with 2 right Angle Connectors for SATA I and SATA II Hard Drive Model SATA-1RR - Retail
Item #: N82E16812816033
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$6.49 Saving $6.49
$0.00




COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119137
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136319
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant
-$45.00 Combo $159.98
$99.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...




Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115215
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
EVGA P55 LE 123-LF-E653-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813188054
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Combo
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$369.98
$354.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Subtotal: $1,139.86 + HD 5850 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002Q4U5EY < out of stock atm but you have time

1399.85

Maybe save a bit for better speekers :)  but thos buds was all your budget allowed

If you live buy microcenter pick up the CPU there, also you have time to hunt good deals look around @ others places and compare prices and see if local stores will price match.

I am sure you can fit in a nice pair of speekers if you shop well.

GL
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October 27, 2009 1:10:58 AM

Well then you are looking at a 1366 Build. The intel X58 Chipset and the Intel Core -i7 processors
-Your choices for your CPU will vary widley from the 920 to the 975 ranging from $200 dollars to 1000+ dollars
-Newer Hexacored CPU's which will be released later on will be on this socket (thats why it has upgradability and longetivity)
-Now lets begin
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For your budget you are looking at a Core i7 920 Build :) 
Give me the go ahead on this and i'll put together a basic starting build for you to tweak to your desire.
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October 27, 2009 1:21:03 AM

blackhawk1928 said:
Well then you are looking at a 1366 Build. The intel X58 Chipset and the Intel Core -i7 processors
-Your choices for your CPU will vary widley from the 920 to the 975 ranging from $200 dollars to 1000+ dollars
-Newer Hexacored CPU's which will be released later on will be on this socket (thats why it has upgradability and longetivity)
-Now lets begin
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For your budget you are looking at a Core i7 920 Build :) 
Give me the go ahead on this and i'll put together a basic starting build for you to tweak to your desire.



I'll give you the go ahead - I'm looking for something similar, so it would benefit us both :wahoo:  .
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October 27, 2009 1:27:52 AM

i7 920 with all the goodies ? monitor KB mouse OS I want to see
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October 27, 2009 2:09:21 AM

is i7 920 better than i5 750?
also for the graphics card, you think 5850 is worth the money compared to 4890?
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October 27, 2009 3:10:20 AM

For gaming no, Take a look @ the differnt CPUs for gaming http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=364... also you can see in this review about other stuff the CPUs are compaired to.

To answer your question it would depened on what your doing with the CPU.

Some reviews of GPUs http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5850,2433...

And if you live by a microcenter the i5 750 is a steel @ 149.99 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

As far as OCing Just so you are a whare the i5 750s did have some problems @ very high OCs with the s1156 using foxconn sockets http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3661

The mobo i posted has a lotes socket that did not have problem, anyways this was with hard-core OCing

Hopes this helps

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Pics of the mobo click on the back of the mobo and zoom in to see the lotes name http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImag...
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October 27, 2009 7:04:17 PM

Is the 920 better then the 750?
It depends for which purposes for gaming then most likley no maybe at high resolutions and games like crysis, but for applications like decoders, virus scanners, AUTODesk/cad, image editing, audio editing, video editing, decryption then the 920 will show off its power.
Also just here are thier specs:
Core i5 750
Core i7 920
Comparison
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