Which recommended build for me?

Love the sticky for the recommended builds but was just wondering which one for my use. I don't want to go to high or to low for what I need.

I'm basically looking for a pc for iracing and maybe some other games in the future but for now iracing.

My monitor is a Vizio 720p but I would like to upgrade to a 1080p in the future so my card would need to handle that.

My sound card would have to be able to hook into a receiver, hope this is possible.

So which build would be ideal for what I'm looking to do?
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  1. What's your budget? What are the other games?
  2. Somewhere between 500-1k. No game off the top of my head but want to have the ability to play some future games in the next year or 2 if I want.

    Also I don't see anything in the builds for the internet connection, am I missing something? Is that part of the motherboard?
  3. Yup, it's part of the mobo now. Network & sound, in addition to many other things like USB, E-SATA, IEEE, etc.

    What you do is get a pc that is at least better than the minimum since you're playing new games as well as this:

    Quote:

    * Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
    * Hyperthreaded Intel CPU, AMD Athlon 64 CPU, or any dual-core CPU
    * 128MB Pixel Shader 2.0 (ATI 9700Pro or nVidia 6600 or better); 256 MB Pixel Shader 3.0 (ATI X1600 or nVidia 6800 GT/GS or better) graphics adapter recommended
    * 1 GB system RAM
    * 3Gb free hard disk space
    * Microphone optional, required for voice chat

    Controller

    * Steering wheel, analog gamepad, or joystick.

    Internet Browser Requirements

    * Firefox 1.5, Internet Explorer 6, Google Chrome 2.0 or newer
    * Javascript enabled
    * Cookies enabled
    * Flash Player

    Internet Connection Speed

    * 56K dial-up at a minimum, Broadband (DSL or Cable) highly recommended. Satellite broadband excluded.


    http://www.iracing.com/membership/system-requirements/

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    The PSU is overkill for the GPU which needs a 450W, but you can upgrade the GPU down the road while using the same PSU. Same for the mobo, which is semi-mid-range. Just drop in a Phenom II x4. Or another 4GB ram kit. That's if you need it.

    The only missing item is a case. This GPU doesn't run too hot, so you can pick out a mid tower ATX case:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010090007%201054808287&name=ATX%20Mid%20Tower

    I'd still recommend a good cooling case in case you'll upgrade the GPU which will run warmer:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    Or if you're not upgrading the GPU & want to save some money on PSU/CASE, this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129024

    The 500W Earthwatts is quality and can power HD 5850.
  4. On the case/PSU; There's a great combo on Newegg with that PSU and a HAF 922 for $100 after rebates. It's a steal.

    Other than that, it's a great build.
  5. Thanks for putting in your time to help.
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