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Cheap gaming PC for 1000 USD

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December 22, 2009 7:10:19 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Soon as possible<week
BUDGET RANGE: 700 euro/1000 USD
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, speakers, headset
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.tigerdirect.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Holland
PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING: maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION:
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is the list i scrapped together. I don't know very much about PCs so keep it understandable if you can. And I'm not sure if everthing is compatible with eachother. The list isn´t complete because I got lost in all the information.

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 620
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/athlon-ii-propus,24...

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Product...

cooler: ---
power supply: Ultra LSP550
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

memory: Kingston HyperX KHX1600C8D3T1K2/4GX


Videocard: Radeon HD 5770
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-310-5970,24...

Hard Disk: Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ, 500GB
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/2tb-hdd-7200,2430-2...

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December 22, 2009 7:36:39 PM

look into this build:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

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

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

there you go, all said and done, its 758.94$, and you can go crossfire or 8 gigs ram if you want. (look into the new gigabyte sata 6 board, i couldnt bring up the webpage.)
December 22, 2009 7:41:23 PM

Yes Ares, that is a very solid build. Amen to that. I'd personally add a second 5770 as that's still within budget, but that's a matter of preference.
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December 22, 2009 7:47:02 PM

huh, we agree? yea i thought i was going to be nailed for not going i5, but this is way better. and according to my benchmarks (which i cant find right now) the 5850 beats a 5770 crossfire, so i would get that instead, still keeping you way in budget, you could even get another 4 gigs and still be in budget.
December 22, 2009 7:50:04 PM

A 5850 beating a crossfired 5770? In a few (older) games maybe, but in most games dual 5770's are close or even superior to a single 5870.

Why would I nail you for a 955? For a pure gaming build it's one of the best things to do. After all, it's gaming performance is nigh equal to that of the i5 and the money saved can be spent in a way that's actually useful (aka graphics card).

Another 4 gigs doesn't seem useful for gaming (yet). In a few years RAM will be dirt cheap, I'd not get them now. On the other hand, I could also say the same thing about a second 5770... :p 
December 22, 2009 7:55:01 PM

well there it is:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5770,2446...

5850 won in crysis :D  yea but then you might as well just get a 5870. and i have a 955 and i love it for gaming so thats why i highly recommended it. 4 gigs at those specs for 97.99 is dirt cheap, so it couldnt hurt, but 4-8 gigs doesnt make the biggest difference. at 1.35 v one could probably oc that ram to 2000 MHz...maybe :pt1cable: 
December 23, 2009 7:02:07 AM

Thanks for the response, this was my last hope for some info :p 
December 23, 2009 8:44:58 AM

I failed to mention I was from the netherlands so I cannot directly take the offers from New Egg. This is no problem as I found all the components on dutch retailers, but I couldn't find the following 2:
G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop
Vigor Monsoon III LT Dual 120mm Fan CPU Cooler Socket 1366 Ready - Retail


And for the videocart I found the following for a pretty good price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Do you have an alternative for first 2 compenents and can you tell me if the vipor version is a good videocard? Thanks!
December 23, 2009 11:29:35 AM

that ram isnt good, but the video card is, but unfortunately, it doesnt have dx11, which could be ok. look for RAM with low voltage, but more importantly fast timings. this is the 9-9-9-27 that you see, or in this case it say 9 (meaning 9-9-9-...). look for 1333 MHz 7-7-7-... or 8-8-8 or something in between like 7-8-7... voltage should stay below 1.65, and make sure it is ddr3 2x2 gb and you should be fine.
December 23, 2009 11:41:13 AM

Any examples for RAM?
And is there a good alternative for the videocard that does have Dx 11 or should i stick with the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102848 ?
December 23, 2009 12:03:22 PM

Hmmm
XFX HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E in newegg links to
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and the same
XFX HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E does exist in the pricewatch database :p 

I need pricewatch as it shows all shops in Holland so the shipping doesn't take that long :p 
December 23, 2009 12:17:54 PM

well look for the 5850, 5770, or the 5750. if you cant find any :(  then go with the 4890. (i have it it rocks :)  )
December 23, 2009 12:24:12 PM

k thanks. Ill go with the 5770
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