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November 5, 2009 2:15:43 AM

I want your suggestions for a gaming build. My budget is 1500 dollars.

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USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitors, keyboard, and mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, frys

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel, asus, abit more on the ati side

OVERCLOCKING: depends on the processor

Crossfire/SLI: soon

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i like the antec 1200 and no watercooling

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November 5, 2009 4:31:08 AM

To further help people make suggestions, any preferences regarding CPU and GPU brands?
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November 5, 2009 9:07:25 PM

Uhh im on the intel side and i dont really care if its nvidia or ati, i just want an awesome gaming rig thats 1500 dollars
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November 5, 2009 10:11:24 PM

Something like this
Intel Core i7 860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-R577D5-1GD-B Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There's room for upgrading, since that only comes to about $1,100 but none of the upgrades are real necessities.

XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2C1 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 5, 2009 11:23:40 PM

For a gaming system the i7 860 is probably overkill. I would suggest the i5 750. Here's a real nice gigabyte p55/i5 750/4GB OCZ obsidian combo - $387
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Here's a promo code for windows7 home premium 64bit OEM - $102
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