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December 31, 2009 8:05:12 PM

I really appreciate everyone pitching to help such a newbie!

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Hopefully in a month if I feel educated and brave enough to try.
BUDGET RANGE: $500-$800 Before / Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: 95% at home gaming--do not have high speed internet to game on internet and live in boonies. Then surfing and email. Maybe a little photo shop on some pics.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED :keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

**Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using** Will need power supply


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: any reliable web site like Newegg or Tiger Direct. etc.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Do not know what to put here

PARTS PREFERENCES: I don't know enough to have a preference but already have a monitor, speakers, basics.
Prefer a full tower case

OVERCLOCKING: I have to Google this to find out what it is but I guess I would for gaming?

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: I have to Google this to find out what it is but I guess I would for gaming?


MONITOR RESOLUTION: What would be recommended? Right now I think mine is 1280 X 1024......
(e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I mostly want tp play some older games I have but don't work on anything and some of the newer first person type games. I have a fairly good joystick and love to fly military type aircraft both fixed and helos.

We only have Hughs satellite internet which really, really sucks but is the best we can get here so I can't stream anything without being put on restriction all the time.

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December 31, 2009 8:26:31 PM

GPU

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

RAM

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

CPU

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

MOBO

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

Case

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

PSU

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

HDD

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

Edit Forgot the HDD

Comes to 765 total and this rig will play the newest games fairly easily in a good resolution. May be al ittle high end for what you want, but for the games you got/will get will probably last a good 3-5 years.

And i would get this PSU cus its 70 bucks off, a Roswell which is a good brand, and leaves room if you want to crossfire in the future. The only bad thing about that though is the MOBO i gave you is a dual 8x if you want to crossfire, which is meh.
December 31, 2009 8:36:48 PM

Truhls said:
GPU

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

RAM

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

CPU

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

MOBO

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

Case

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

PSU

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

HDD

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

Edit Forgot the HDD

Comes to 765 total and this rig will play the newest games fairly easily in a good resolution. May be al ittle high end for what you want, but for the games you got/will get will probably last a good 3-5 years.

And i would get this PSU cus its 70 bucks off, a Roswell which is a good brand, and leaves room if you want to crossfire in the future. The only bad thing about that though is the MOBO i gave you is a dual 8x if you want to crossfire, which is meh.


8x8x vs 16x16x is not that bad its only about a 2 to 3 % hit http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/evga_nforce_750i_sl...

I would also go for the samsung F3 500 over the WD 500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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December 31, 2009 9:00:17 PM

Rosewill is NOT a good PSU brand. They make many good cases and other peripherals, but their PSUs are relabeled units made by companies like FSP, X-spice, Wintec, etc and consequently are very hit & miss. Some are good and some are so bad they can damage your system. I wouldnt recommend a rosewill PSU that didnt have a solid professional review indicating stable voltages and power output. I can find no such review for that PSU series.
January 1, 2010 2:33:04 AM

I think the rosewill psu is fine, I'm pretty sure that the older version, the normal 80plus version is better though, it has 6 amps more than the bronze one. The older rosewill is an seasonic I think
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