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~$1000 gaming PC build

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December 26, 2009 11:28:57 AM

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (**ASAP**) BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 900-1100)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming, General PC usage.)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS.)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (Preferably newegg.com, but open to suggestions if deals are good; Local: Bestbuy, Fry's.) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (United States)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (Mid ATX case)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1920x1080, 1920x1200, +)


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Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive ($80)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory ($100)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail ($135)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity (300$)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply - Retail (Free, with graphics card combo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail ($200)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ($30)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($50)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS50 - OEM ($30)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Extra: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound ($9)

SUB-TOTAL: $935
TAX + Shipping: ~$100
TOTAL: $1035
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Any advice/comments will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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December 26, 2009 11:37:11 AM

Good component choice except for a few things.

The HDD you picked doesn't use 500GB platters. The Seagate 7200.12 and even better, the Samsung Spinpoint F3 (both have 500GB and 1TB versions) are a lot faster because of the higher platter density, and I mean a lot.

Thermaltake PSU's aren't good at all. A PSU is the beating heart of the computer. I'd rather skimp on the CPU than on the PSU, it's the single most important component. A good brand like Corsair or Antec is a must here.

Rosewill cases are junk, but this one looks decent. You still would be better off with, for example, the Antec 300, which costs about the same.
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