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Gaming build help plz - $1500ish

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November 25, 2009 10:35:09 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: With black friday coming up, I'd like to take advantage and say within the next few days

BUDGET RANGE: I'd like to stay under the $1500-1600 mark, but going a bit over isn't a big issue (esp if its for tax and/or s&h)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: mostly gaming (SC2, diablo 3, aion, L4D2, etc), then internet browsing, watching shows/dvds/movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: my current computer is about 5-6 yrs old, and would like to replace everything

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com is what I use usually, but whatever can get me a good price for a good product

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: NYC, USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: no particular preference, whatevers good for my purposes

OVERCLOCKING: Nope

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe?

MONITOR RESOLUTION: used to using 1280x1024, but whatever works

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Like I've mentioned, I made my current computer about 5-6 yrs ago. And I've managed to get by with few updates here and there, but it's getting old. I would like the new comp to be able to remain viable for at least another 4 years or so if its possible. Additionally, I need new everything, including keyboard, mouse, screen (preferably 20-22 inches or so), speakers, OS, mobo, HDD, etc and would also like a dvd burner/player.

Thank you for reading and your inputs :D 
November 27, 2009 11:01:53 AM

help plz?
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November 27, 2009 11:04:20 AM

For me:

One could build with faaar less than $1.5k for just 1280 x 1024 gaming ^^
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November 27, 2009 11:53:36 AM

A suggestion:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
$1,248.91

You got $150 left for keyboard, mouse, speakers and a case but it will probably blow your budget.
Instead of the HD 5850 you might want to consider the 5770 as it's cheaper and unlike the 5850 available right now.
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November 27, 2009 11:55:05 AM

$200 Core i5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$170 ASUS P7P55D Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$91 OCZ DDR31333 RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$90 Corsair Tx650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Has $20 mail in rebate
$50 WD Cav. Blk 640GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (BLACK FRIDAY DEAL-VERY GOOD PRICE)
$330 2x Sapphire Radeon HD5770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$95 Coolermaster haf 922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$30 for DVD drive
$140 Win 7 Pro 64bit OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$35 Logitech MX3200 Keyboard and mouse http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This is a rediculous price and it's a good keyboard and mouse, i have it myself. paid twice as much tho.

Total $1231

YOu have plenty of room to buy whatever monitor u want.

Don't know if the 650tx is enough for the 2 vid cards, i think it would be but u might wanna step up to the 750tx.

I think the 5770's are going to give really good perfomance for a really good price.
Either that or do what i'm going to do, get a HD5850 and add a second one later when u need it and when the price comes down a bit. Prob is u can't get the 5850 right now.

anyways, this is something really similar to what i'm building.
cheers
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