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$800 Gaming Build

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December 17, 2009 10:49:27 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Most likely this week.

BUDGET RANGE: Around $800 after rebates.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, browsing internet.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, Optical drives, OS, Harddrive.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.

PARTS PREFERENCES: None.

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

So this is what I figured I'd get so far:
ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - 149.99
SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail - 179.99
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail - 199.99
Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model KHX1333C7D3K2/4GX - Retail - 116.99

Total - 646.96

Now all I need is a new case, power supply, and a CPU fan. I'm not sure what to get though and I'd like to know if the above choices could be better? Perhaps something cheaper but just as good or at least really close in terms of performance? Any suggestions and advice are appreciated and thanks for taking the time to read and reply to this.

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December 18, 2009 12:13:41 AM

Well I'm seeing the price of all those as $890 before rebates but you mention that it was $110 under the budget so I'm wondering if I'm missing something as to why the price would drop that much. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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December 18, 2009 2:22:42 AM

Your original parts were fine but a bit overpriced. This rig has the exact same firepower (i5 is not that much more powerful in games than 955), and is cheaper than an i5 rig. This build is just another option, since you said you would like to see something that is just as strong as your parts but cheaper. And the cpu already comes with a fan/heatsink.

As you can see, the 955 easily holds its own against Intel's flagship cpus in a modern multi threaded game:




AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$166 -Freeshipping


GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$80


Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$40


G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBECO - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$98 -Free Shipping


HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$163 -Free Shipping


Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$65

Total = $612
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December 18, 2009 7:07:43 PM

Looks good much cheaper too thanks. I'll be ordering today or tomorrow so most likely I'll be going with those choices moth but I'll wait a little while to see if I find anything or if someone else contributes something. Wish I used the forums last time I bought new parts would have probably saved some money like this time. :D 
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