Hey guys I need a new gaming/media computer for my little brother. He will stream movies and play some games. I would like to keep it below 1500 if possible. I want the best system I can get for this amount though and purchase date would be asap.
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We need a little more information to better help you out. Also, you can check out my thread list in my signature for ideas... Look at my two gamer builds or my enthusiast i7-860 build.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week
BUDGET RANGE: 1500-1600
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:Games, media, streaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Just need the tower. Have screens, keyboard, mouse, speakers.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg but will go wherever is better priced
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: Best I can get for money
OVERCLOCKING: Little overclocking, crossfire in future
MONITOR RESOLUTION:Not sure
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like to have the best parts my allotted amount can buy
Cost = $1,393.89
CPU: Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860 - Retail
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s - Retail
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
HSF: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU ... - Retail
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ... - Retail
DVD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
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newtopcs1 said:Ok what about a cpu cooler? Is the dark knight good or should I look at something else?
The Dark Knight is a good cooler. Also, I like the Cogage TRUE Spirit for another good cooler. If you want the best, I recommend the Thermalright "TRUE" Rev C., which I believe is the best on the market.
newtopcs1 said:So would I be better off getting two lower end graphics cards? I mean I would like to have the 5870 and ideally have two of them at some point. Also whats the best gaming monitor I can get.
If you can buy/find a 5870, I would recommend staying with it. It will play most games as max setting and the option to add a second is a very good plus!!
What is your budget for a monitor?? I'm a huge fan of the Hanns-G 28" monitor I have listed in my signature thread. I recommend at least a 1920x1080+ monitor resolution at 5mm or less.
actually the best is the Prolimatech Megashadow