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PLEASE HELP! Trying to get parts tonight! $900 to $1000 build

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December 1, 2009 12:00:03 AM

Hi everyone! I was hoping someone could help me with a little problem I'm having..

I'm planning on buying all the parts I need to build a pc either tonight or tomorrow to catch the cyber monday deals on Newegg.. I realize it's a little late to ask but I was hoping you guys could help me anyways :)  I appreciate any help I can get on this! :)  I've already got most of my parts selected I just have a couple problems because I'm pretty new to all this.. This is my first pc build and I've never had a pc of my own before :(  But I'm getting one now so it's all good! :na: 

I'm planning to spend between $900 to $1000.. I don't want to go over $1000.. I'm actually trying to stay at just around $900.. I figured you all know more about this than I do so you would know what I'd need..

Here's the build so far:

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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(2 sets of this so 8gb's in total) Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Rosewill RK-7300 Black USB Super Slim Unique Curved Design Multimedia Full-size Keyboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Logitech MX518 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Pioneer CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-218LBK LabelFlash Support:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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TRENDnet TEG-PCITXR 10/ 100/ 1000/ 2000Mbps PCI Copper Gigabit Network Adapter:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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ALTEC LANSING VS2521 28 Watts 2.1 Speaker System:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Combo deal: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

1)Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q9400

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2)COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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As you can see all I'm missing is the power supply and the monitor.. I simply don't know anything about choosing power supplies so I was hoping someone could help me choose a good one for this build that's at a good price.. As for the monitor, I'm hoping I can use my tv instead... It's an LG 37" 1080p (model: 37lh30) Here's the link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will I be able to play games like crysis on this tv without any problems? Can the graphics card I chose play Crysis at good settings on this tv? Please shed light on this topic for me (what I can expect playing crysis with this build and what it would take to make it better) because I tried to do some research on it but couldn't really find anything.. Thank you!

A little more information:

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, movies, internet surfing.. Just mostly building it for gaming.. I want to be able to play crysis on it running at good quality.. modern warfare 2.. I also want to be able to play upcoming games..

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, monitor (hopefully)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com is where I buy most of my stuff but I wouldn't mind buying from any respected stores with good discounts now..

PARTS PREFERENCES: I was hoping to be able to put mac on my pc in the near future so I guess parts that are compatible with mac.. I was told the gfx card and mobo that I chose are compatible..

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Very possible later on if needed..

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The parts I've listed aren't solid so if there is anything in the build that you feel should be different or there's a better part for just a little more please comment on it too.. I appreciate any help I can get.. Please help me keep this build around 900 if possible.. If not then at least under 1000..

Also, if you think this is just a bad build then please show a better build for around $1000 that would work with everything I want out of it.. gaming wise, mac compatible and with the tv I have..

I thank all of you very much for all you're help and the time you're taking to help me with this! I appreciate it! :) 

THANK YOU!!! :D 
December 1, 2009 12:35:44 AM

sonic-boom said:
Get this Ram cheaper and faster: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You don't need 8gb of ram for gaming.

The 4850 is a better buy than that card, the 4850 has a bit less preformance but almost $30 cheaper but you want mac compatible so

That Gigabit for mac compatibility too? otherwise you don't need it.

This PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The rest looks fine.


Thank you very much for your quick reply!

I'll get that ram for sure but should I only use 4gb of ram? I'm guessing that's what you meant..

Will the 4850 run games like crysis on medium-high settings? And will it work fine with my tv? I mean will it run the game fine on the tv and still look great? The tv thing is my biggest worry by far.. I want to make sure that it'll look fine and the image will be crisp like it would be on a good monitor these days.. I'm going to be gaming on it after all..

Also, If I wasn't to go with mac compatibility then what mobo do you think I should get?

Thank you for your help! It's greatly appreciated! :) 
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December 1, 2009 12:49:04 AM

Yes, 4gb is nearly overkill for gaming, its what you want to use for a build like this.

Neither the 4850 or the 9800gtx will run 1080 at med-high, need a 4870 or 5770 for that.
That mobo is great.
If you weren't to go with mac compatibility, go with an i5 build, it can be had for just a tad more, it has better performance and the 775 socket is a dead end.
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December 1, 2009 1:00:25 AM

sonic-boom said:
Yes, 4gb is nearly overkill for gaming, its what you want to use for a build like this.

Neither the 4850 or the 9800gtx will run 1080 at med-high, need a 4870 or 5770 for that.
That mobo is great.
If you weren't to go with mac compatibility, go with an i5 build, it can be had for just a tad more, it has better performance and the 775 socket is a dead end.


Maybe going for an i5 build would be a better idea then.. Can I get it for under $1000? Also, are there any i5 builds i can look at? maybe on this site? I've never seen it before :??: 
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