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Gaming Build atleast mid range

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this month
BUDGET RANGE: I want to not have it over 1000 basically after rebates but lower and still minimum mid range on a lot of current games will be fine

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming( COD6, COD4, ETW), Internet, multimedia, Photoshop)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Anywhere
Country: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: Any brand as long as the products are good.

OVERCLOCKING:Maybe in future depending on the items. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Jst a good computer that can play at least mid range or better graphics on many newer games.


Current build:

LG Black 22X DVD+R: $31
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136168

Antec Three Hundred Illusion: $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB: $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen: $150 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236053

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W
XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 $220 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.281870

Intel Core i5-750
GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156
OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $391 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.280597

$935 after MIR


1. I chose the 5770, but am open to any ATI Radeon GPUs.
2. I chose the I5 750, but am open to any CPUs.
3. Basically I am open to anything that will give me the bang for the buck
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  1. Looks pretty good, you could get this HDD to save some money and improve performance a little
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&Tpk=f3%20500gb

    that RAM is ok, and it is a steal, but the latencies are pretty high, see if you can get any nice combos with a set of 1333/1600 CL7.
  2. For the money your saving on all those combo deals its a great rig!

    The only thing I can see your sacrificing for combo/price is the RAM and monitor.

    I only go LG
  3. I think the samsung is a good idea, I could RAID later for the 1 TB cause it is cheap. Also, yeah the RAM was only from the amazing deal.

    How about this ASRock Mobo and I5 for $304
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.280691

    And this RAM
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
    Cas Latency 7
    Timing 7-7-7-21
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276

    I'm not sure about the mobo, first the quality and second I don't really get if I can crossfire a 5770 in the near future with that mobo.

    Also, is the 5770 a good GPU for gaming atm thus no need for a crossfire or better GPU, mostly because if I do crossfire it won't be too soon.

    Also, in case I do overclock what cooler should I get
  4. No, you can't crossfire with that mobo... Yes, the 5770 is a good mid/high end gaming GPU. This RAM is cheaper, but either set is fine
    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227478

    I would recommend the Hyper+ for a HSF
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
  5. Ok this is my new build.

    I replaced the ASRock with a Gigabyte Mobo mostly because of the fact that I just saw better reviews


    LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X : $31
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136168

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM : $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen: $149 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236053

    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz
    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $254
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.281799

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V
    XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
    $ 219 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.281870

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD3R LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
    $218
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.280821

    The total is: $960 after MIR

    This is basically what I have come up with, with a lot of help. So, critique away.
  6. Best answer
    ^Your build is corrupted. What I mean by that is, the mobo will only run x16 x4, if you crossfire in the future, which will bring down the performance of your video cards. Without getting a x8 x8 mobo, then the 700W power supply is not relevant, and should be switched to a lower one.

    So do you want the ability to crossfire in the future or not?

    If you do here's a mATX mobo running x8 x8 + same ram only 5 dollars more.:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.280815
  7. Oh wow I overlooked that, I think that I will switch the one I had before for the micro atx board.

    I was also looking at that cpu cooler the
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    would this fit in my case?
  8. ^what case the antec 300? or cm 690?

    can you post an update of your build with the combo i suggested which i think you are switching to
  9. update: i just checked, the hyper 212 plus heatsink will fit in both the cases cm 690 or antec 300.

    good luck on your build.
  10. Oh yes sorry here is my latest build then and thanks for checking if it would fit :D

    I5 750 $149.99
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0317379

    LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X : $31
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136168

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM : $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen: $149 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236053

    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    70
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V
    XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
    $ 219 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.281870

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD4 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    $223
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.280815

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible $30
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    The total is: $964 after MIR

    Sorry I messed up on the previous total price btw it was lower.

    I found the I5 for $149.99 on microcenter.
  11. ^well everything looks great, you save $25 bucks on the psu+gpu combo, so that's not so bad. and it's a modular psu, that's pretty cheap for modular

    anyways good luck on your build!
  12. overshocks said:
    update: i just checked, the hyper 212 plus heatsink will fit in both the cases cm 690 or antec 300.

    good luck on your build.
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