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Intel Gaming PC for 900 to 1100 Budget

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February 16, 2010 1:17:41 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: in one month
BUDGET RANGE: 900 to 1100 USD or P40,0000 to P45,000
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, speakers, headset
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Philippines
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING: no
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: yes if within the Buget
MONITOR RESOLUTION: maybe 1920 X 1080 (if within the budget)
TARGET LIFE SPAN : 5 years
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am based in the Cebu, Philippines but I will be in Lexington, USA for 3 or more months training. This is my first time to build my own gaming PC. I don't know very much about PC parts so please help me understand if you can. And I'm not sure if everthing is compatible with each other. I have not tried as well to purchase online so any suggestion for very reliable and secured online store quality and price wise is very much appreciated.

Parts I have in mind (got the prices in TigerDirect.com and newegg)

Casing : COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Black Steel - 150 USD


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

Processor : I am planning for i5-750 or i7-920 (if within the budget) - 200 USD

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Motherboad : what brand has the best quality? I prefer ASUS but other suggestion (maybe Gigabyte) is very much welcome.
Initially I am thinking of these Mobos.

1) ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer Motherboard - LGA1156, Intel P55 Express, Dual-Channel DDR3, Intel DMI, NVIDIA SLI, ATI CrossFireX - 240 USD

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

2) Asus P7P55D Pro Motherboard - Intel P55, Socket LGA1156, SATA 6GB/s, USB 3.0 - 200 USD

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


3) Gigabyte P55A-UD4P Motherboard - Intel P55, Socket LGA1156, ATX, Dual-Channel DDR3, PCIe, SLI, CrossFireX, USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s - 190 USD

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

or

4) Gigabyte P55A-UD6 Motherboard


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


GPU : Not so sure about GPU. what brand has the best quality and silent? Nvidia or ATI?
i'm thing of but not really sure about this:

1) XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB PCIe DDR5 Display Port/HDMI - 180 USD

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

2) Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, Dual DVI, Display Port, HDMI - 170 USD

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

PSU : Here are options but will welcome any suggestion:

1) Corsair HX750W 750-Watt Modular Power Supply - Single +12V Rail Design - 150 USD

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

2) Ultra X4 750-Watt Modular Power Supply - 135mm Fan, ATX, Lifetime Warranty, 80+ Bronze, NVIDIA SLI & ATI Crossfire Certifications. - 130 USD


Cooling : I dont have any idea. any suggestions please

Memory : i am thinking to have 4 gb but i have no idea what brand and specs.


Monitor : suggestions please

1) Samsung 2333HD 23" Widescreen Full HD LCD Monitor - 1920x1080, 10000:1 Dynamic 1000:1 Native, 5ms, 16:9, 2xHDMI, DVI, VGA, Built-in ATSC HDTV Tuner
240 USD

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

2) Samsung T220HD 22" Widescreen HDTV Monitor - 1680x1050, WSXGA+, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, 5ms, 2x HDMI, DVI, VGA, ATSC - 210 USD

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Hardrive : Suggestions please 500 gb maybe

Optical drive : Suggestions please

Gaming keyboard and Mice : Suggestions please

UPS with AVR :
suggestions please (optional if still have extra funds)

With all these stuff hopefully I am still in the budget and please let me know if I missed parts.

Thank you in advance for your comments.

Have a nice day to all
March 1, 2010 2:18:34 AM

thank you dogman_1234.

Here are the parts that i have come up with but i man sure the compatability of the memory to the mobo


Processor Intel Core i5 750 BX80605I5750 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $195.00

PSU Corsair HX750W Power Supply $150.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Casing COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Black Steel $149.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB $75.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX $190.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card Asus EAH5770 Voltage Tweak
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $170.00

Memory Kingston HyperX 4GB Kit 1600MHz (KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX) $119.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS $27.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total $1,075.00
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March 1, 2010 3:17:44 AM

A 5850 would really be the way to go if you're looking for gaming.
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March 1, 2010 4:47:19 AM

Quote:
the 5770 is a 80-90 % deviation fo the 5850.


More like 70%. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5770,2446...

Its a great card but you can later drop another 5850 in XF rather than drop another 5770 and completely blow it out of the water. 5770 is a DECENT card but there is much faster cards out there that will last a lot longer. 5850 gets my vote - wait until after fermi gets launched and watch the prices drop like crazy.
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March 1, 2010 4:59:37 AM

Quote:
"Fremi"?
Please ellaborate! I wish to hear!



I don't know if you're being a nitwit or sarcastic. Either way, let me educate you:
(and its pronounced "fermi" I did not misspell it - unlike you)

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/page-279100_33_550.ht...
www.google.com -> fermi

Nvidias new card that will be priced @ 400-500 in response to ATI dx11 cards.

5770s are just overclocked 4870s with a smaller die.

Anything else? 5850 gets my vote and reading on your part does too.
March 1, 2010 2:12:44 PM

Thank you guys for the comments. I have read some reviews that if i go on crossfire with 5770 the performance could be more or less the same with the 5870.
But I am not sure which is better 2 5770 or 1 5850.

Guys which is better ASUS P7P55D-E Pro or Asus P7P55D V - EVO?
Is Kingston HyperX 4GB Kit 1600MHz (KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX) compatible to both of these boards?
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March 1, 2010 3:16:15 PM

cyclone82 said:
Thank you guys for the comments. I have read some reviews that if i go on crossfire with 5770 the performance could be more or less the same with the 5870.
But I am not sure which is better 2 5770 or 1 5850.

Guys which is better ASUS P7P55D-E Pro or Asus P7P55D V - EVO?
Is Kingston HyperX 4GB Kit 1600MHz (KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX) compatible to both of these boards?



2 5770s will be better 90% of the time BUT

2 5850s will totally destroy 5770s 100% of the time. Buy a 5850 then save up for another one = gold.
March 1, 2010 5:20:25 PM

werxen said:
2 5770s will be better 90% of the time BUT

2 5850s will totally destroy 5770s 100% of the time. Buy a 5850 then save up for another one = gold.


thank you werxen for your feedback. do you have any idea on the 2 mobos?
June 8, 2010 2:20:37 PM

Just an update, Here are the items i have purchased.

i7-860
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
Corsair HX750W Power Supply
COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Black Steel
Asus DRW-24B1LT
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB
Samsung P2270G monitor
G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) (PC3 12800) Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO
Palit GTS250 1gb Green edition.

Unfortunately I run out of cash so I settled for now for GTS250 1gb. planning to update this maybe end of the year

!