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Need Advice on Gaming PC ($1200)

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February 2, 2010 1:45:01 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: April 2010
Budget: $1200
System Usage: Gaming and Surfing the net
Preferred Website(s) for parts are: Newegg and Zipzoomfly
Parts preferences: Intel Processor
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (preferred)
Additional Comments: Would like a quiet PC

Already have:

Cooler Master ATCS Black:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-850HX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows 7 Ultimate

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a b 4 Gaming
February 2, 2010 2:44:04 PM

Is that budget including what you already have? Do you need a monitor, keyboard or mouse?

Here's the main parts to start with:

CPU: i5-750 $200
Mobo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $190
RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB $55 (or 1 TB for $90)
Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $25
GPU: HD 5850 $300

Total: $880. That leaves room if you need the monitor and extras. If you don't need them, get and HD 5870 for $100 more and a 64 GB SSD (total of $1,180).
February 2, 2010 3:07:31 PM

MadAdmiral said:
Is that budget including what you already have? Do you need a monitor, keyboard or mouse?

Here's the main parts to start with:

CPU: i5-750 $200
Mobo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $190
RAM: Corsair XMS3 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB $55 (or 1 TB for $90)
Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $25
GPU: HD 5850 $300

Total: $880. That leaves room if you need the monitor and extras. If you don't need them, get and HD 5870 for $100 more and a 64 GB SSD (total of $1,180).


No Monitor Keyboard or Mouse needed. Thanks
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a b 4 Gaming
February 2, 2010 3:19:04 PM

Then stick in the HD 5870 and a SSD.
February 12, 2010 3:15:58 PM

is it possible to physics with this graphics card?
February 12, 2010 3:47:57 PM

jizzle said:
is it possible to physics with this graphics card?


no, PhysX is for Nvidia cards, the HD xxxx cards are made by ATI the competitor
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