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Need a $750 Quad Core Gaming PC Build

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November 11, 2009 10:12:00 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Anytime will work, but before the end of this year

BUDGET RANGE: $750 US

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming,the other random stuff you do on a PC

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type: Black and blue case and lighting, ATX Mid, Quad core amd/intel, 5XXX ati card, most likely an antec case, 1TB, DVD Burn,4GB RAM

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Needs to be able to be upgraded in the future.
November 11, 2009 10:32:23 PM

Seems you have already picked the Antec 900 or 902 as the case. Either is a good choice. The 5770 is the best 5000 series GPU for your budget and resolution. To keep prices down you may want to go with an Athlon IIx2 450 or Phenom IIx3 720 for now and upgrade it to a PhenomIIx4 955 later.

Gigabyte AM3 Mobo/PhenomIIx3 720 Combo ($220-$15MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

4GB (2x2GB) CL7 DDR3-1333 Crucial RAM with LEDs <*bling*> ($95)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Xigmatek S1283 Rifle cooler ($37-$10MIR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 900 ($100) <this is a steal at this price with free shipping - get it before it goes back up or wait for the next time its on sale>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Earthwatts 650W ($80)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung F3 1TB ($85)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD 5770 ($175)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SATA DVD burner ($30) <take your pick>

Total $822 - $25MIR

If you dont mind a red LED fan, the OCZ Fatal1ty 550W PSU is a good deal at $65-$25MIR right now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 11, 2009 11:01:18 PM

cory1234 said:
You could easily get an i5 750 with that budget..which is much better than a tri core amd.

Combo deal:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I think you need to check your math. My Ph2 tri-core build is $100 cheaper for those 3 components and still over budget. You would have to sacrifice on the graphics card leaving the system underpowered for the monitor resolution he has.
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November 11, 2009 11:12:02 PM

You could get a $50 case that will work just as good and probably quieter.

Also, get the 500gb Samsung F3 for $50.

Thats $85 right there, I was using that combo as an example..there are better deals if you look around to lower costs even more.

If your not using vista or win 7 the 4870 will out perform the 5770 and save you $40 since xp doesn't support dx11.

This cooler fits the i5:
hyper 212+ $28 shipped (good for 3.8-4.0ghz)
http://www.pcnation.com/web/details.asp?affid=808&item=...
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November 11, 2009 11:19:51 PM

You are totally ignoring his specs: 1TB HDD, 5xxx series GPU and side window case with blue LEDs.


I would normally have listed an Antec 300 illusion, a 500GB F3 and that fatal1ty PSU to get more CPU, but that doesnt fit the build specs. Even doing that, I still think under $800 you get more bang/buck from an AMD system. $850 seems about where you dont have to sacrifice other components to get an i5/p55.
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November 11, 2009 11:47:57 PM

NXZT alpha $70:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sorry, on meds for broken knuckle lol...didn't read his preferences.
I've seen deals for the i5 750 w/ mobo for $200...black friday is just around the corner.

Antec makes good power supplies, but if your trying to cut costs down here is a recertified OCZ 700w for $40 (1 year warranty). I'm not saying its a better power supply but for the price its good, and they are better than the off brands.
http://www.svc.com/ocz700gxssli-b.html
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November 12, 2009 12:27:09 AM

Where do you always get these no name sites from for the hyper 212. Thats like 3 times now and its 28+ 9 shipping, got to spend 100 dollars to get free shipping...
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November 12, 2009 12:46:01 AM

sonic-boom said:
Where do you always get these no name sites from for the hyper 212. Thats like 3 times now and its 28+ 9 shipping, got to spend 100 dollars to get free shipping...

Google shopping...filtering with total cost.
$28 +$2 "handling"=$30 total
http://www.shopblt.com/cgi-bin/shop/shop.cgi?action=ent...!ORDERID!
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