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Budget i5 gaming build.

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January 29, 2010 5:29:16 PM

Hey everyone on new to the forums and i need help with a build. this will also be my first build.

PPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a month

BUDGET: Would like to keep it under 800 shipped, but the lower the better

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Want to get into gaming, movies, and everyday web browsing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, os

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, or whatever you think is best.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel i5-750

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, only if you think it is really worth it

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 20 inch, 1600x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like to try to future proof this with maybe a dx11 card, and usb3.0.. But i am open to suggestions.

Thanks in advance

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a b 4 Gaming
January 29, 2010 5:36:54 PM

You'd have a better machine if you went with an AMD build. In fact, I don't think you can get all of that under $800 with Intel. Off the top of my head, I can tell you an i5/5770/USB 3 build will run around $900.

Here's an Intel build:

CPU: i5-750 $200
Mobo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $190
GPU: HD 5770 $155 after rebate
RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB $55
Case: Antec 300 $60
PSU: SeaSonic 850W $110 (if you want to Crossfire later)
Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $24

Total: $896

Here's a better AMD build for less:

CPU/Mobo: X4 955 and Asus M4A79XTD EVO $256 after rebate
GPU: HD 5850 $270
Rest the same

Total: $877. Since they're both over $800, the only real option is the AMD/5770, which totals $762.

EDIT: Actually, you can get an AMD/5850 build for under $800. Use this X3 425 and Asus M4A79XTD EVO combo for $160 (after rebate) instead of the one above. Total is $781.
January 29, 2010 5:39:39 PM

Thanks for the quick reply, do you think i need usb 3.0 and will that cut off a decent amount money without it?
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a b 4 Gaming
January 29, 2010 5:45:10 PM

Do you need it now? No. You will eventually. It only saves you like $30, maybe less.

The second build (AMD with the change to fit the HD 5850) will give you the best gaming performance.
a b 4 Gaming
January 30, 2010 9:50:02 PM

You can't link to a shopping cart. You either need to make a wishlist for it, or list out the parts in the post.
a b 4 Gaming
January 30, 2010 10:39:18 PM

Disregard my post that link brought up my last system i speced for someone
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