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Gaming PC $800 - $900 Budget

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January 16, 2010 7:11:33 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: End of the summer (Lol a long time I know)

BUDGET RANGE: Would like to be somewhere under $950 but I can go to a little over $1000 MAYBE.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Music Recording/Production, Movies, General Usage

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I am buying everything. :( 

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Whatever gives me stuff the cheapest.

PARTS PREFERENCES:

Thermaltake Element S VK60001N2Z Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock P55 Extreme LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




OVERCLOCKING: Probably.

MONITOR RESOLUTION:
My native resolution is 1360x768 on a 26" Vizio HDTV

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This build is $957 with a mouse and keyboard included in that price. So I still need an OS which is going to put me at LEAST up to $1057, which I can buy a Dell XPS 8100 for $1008 so I am still conflicted. Also does anyone know if all these components will be a stable build? Because on paper everything is compatible but you never know.

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January 16, 2010 10:57:21 PM

no input?
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January 16, 2010 11:19:32 PM

Lynnfield doesn't utilise tri-channel memory, so buying a 3x2GB set is a waste of money (unless somehow it is cheaper than an equivalent 2x2GB set), but you should be looking for 2x2GB sets.
You could get a cheaper case, you could save around $20 there and get a case that is just as good if not better.
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January 16, 2010 11:30:23 PM

I been searching around day and I have changed the specs around a little bit :D  I changed the ram already. The ram I chose this time is:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


and it's alot cheaper, also I like the case because it looks sleek and stylish and not all cheesy like most cases that were cheaper :D  So I will pay for the look haha. I am about to update my post with my new specs.
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January 17, 2010 3:32:01 PM

blah?
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