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Advice on $800-1200 gaming pc please

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November 30, 2009 10:07:22 PM

So I'm thinking about building my first pc since the pc I have now is pretty outdated.
Part recommendations would be very helpful please.
BUDGET RANGE: 800-1200 - rebates would be nice

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, basically all around pc

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel cpu quad, DDR3 RAM, at least a 1GB video card, thinking about getting HAF 932 case, unless someone can recommend a better one, cdrw, dvdrw drive.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: not sure

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Windows 7, Fast, quiet, probably need a flash media reader and sound card

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November 30, 2009 10:22:31 PM

HAF 932 is pretty expensive and would eat up too much of your budget. Look at the HAF 922 or even the CM 690 or Antec 300 illusion.

Do you need a monitor included in your budget figure?
What games do you play?
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November 30, 2009 10:46:25 PM

Newegg has some great deals on some cases right now. I'd be looking in the $60-$100 range as there are alot of great values in that range. I just got the CM Illusion and it is great, though I think it may be sold out/expensive again.
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November 30, 2009 10:48:26 PM

You mean Antec Three hundred Illusion? Its sold out.
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November 30, 2009 11:22:41 PM

Actually don't worry about the case being in the budget or the monitor because my friend can hook me up with a case. Thanks for the help.
This case is rather nice though -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just need some recommendation on the parts. I want to play games like Crysis, left 4 dead 2
I need to build a system that will last long and won't be outdated in a year or two. Budget can probably go a little higher but not like $2000+.
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November 30, 2009 11:33:49 PM

If you want to play crysis at its highest settings smoothly, you will be at the $2000 dollar mark. It requires a pair of the best graphics cards and a top notch quad CPU.

Monitor resolution is going to be critical to determining how much graphics power you need. Will you be on an old 19 inch monitor at 1280x1024 or a 20-22inch LCD at 1680x1050 or a 23+ inch LCD at 1920x1200?
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November 30, 2009 11:54:32 PM

dndhatcher said:
If you want to play crysis at its highest settings smoothly, you will be at the $2000 dollar mark. It requires a pair of the best graphics cards and a top notch quad CPU.

Monitor resolution is going to be critical to determining how much graphics power you need. Will you be on an old 19 inch monitor at 1280x1024 or a 20-22inch LCD at 1680x1050 or a 23+ inch LCD at 1920x1200?


I'm not to worried about playing crysis at its highest setting. I just want to be able to run the game smoothly.
I have an old 19in 1280x1024 monitor, I was gonna get another one later.
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December 1, 2009 12:19:29 AM

Either go for the low end with an AMD PhenomIIx3 720/AM3 motherboard or the high end would be an i5/P55 motherboard.
Both would use 4GB (2x2) of DDR3-1333 RAM.
500GB single platter drive (Samsung F3 or Seagate 7200.12)
XFX Radeon 5770 graphics card
Antec 900, HAF 922 or Antec 300 illusion Case
OCZ Fatal1ty 550W PSU or Antec Earthwatts 550W PSU.
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December 1, 2009 12:25:56 AM

alright thank you. I'll list down those parts down and continue my research.
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December 1, 2009 1:46:26 AM

Yep, you are right Sonic-Boom. Getting all my case manufacturers jumbled up.
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