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Gaming PC under $800

BUDGET RANGE: 600-800 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: case i got a good sized one from my friend. and moniter, keyboard and mouse

PURCHASING FROM: newegg.com or zipzoomfly.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: i would like to use either the i5600 or the i5601.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes
Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024, 1680x1050,

PARTS I PICKED OUT:

Motherboard: EVGA P55 FTW SLI (not the 200 version)

CPU: i5600 or i5601
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductList3.jsp

video card: geforce gts 250
http://search.zipzoomfly.com/search.aspx?Key=geforce%20gts%20250

Power supplyiablotek PHD650 PHD Series 650W
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10011494

OS: i'm thinking about going with widows 7

RAM: i don't know what would be good for the money. i'm looking for some good RAM under $70 but if it is higher than i'll accept anything under $100

I need a dvd/cd drive

ohh and i would like to find a 700+ GB hard drive for under $80

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i havn't ever built a computer before so i don't know all the specs. i need this computer to be able to play games like modern warfare 2 and programs like pro engineer and chief architect. i'll OC my PC with the help of one of my friends. and if anyone could mention a good CPU cooler thats good with OC with a good price.


Early thanks
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  1. I would go AMD with that budget
  2. xenergy said:
    BUDGET RANGE: 600-800 After Rebates

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: case i got a good sized one from my friend. and moniter, keyboard and mouse

    PURCHASING FROM: newegg.com or zipzoomfly.com

    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

    PARTS PREFERENCES: i would like to use either the i5600 or the i5601.

    OVERCLOCKING: Yes
    Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024, 1680x1050,

    PARTS I PICKED OUT:

    Motherboard: EVGA P55 FTW SLI (not the 200 version)

    CPU: i5600 or i5601
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductList3.jsp

    video card: geforce gts 250
    http://search.zipzoomfly.com/search.aspx?Key=geforce%20gts%20250

    Power supplyiablotek PHD650 PHD Series 650W
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10011494

    OS: i'm thinking about going with widows 7

    RAM: i don't know what would be good for the money. i'm looking for some good RAM under $70 but if it is higher than i'll accept anything under $100

    I need a dvd/cd drive

    ohh and i would like to find a 700+ GB hard drive for under $80

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i havn't ever built a computer before so i don't know all the specs. i need this computer to be able to play games like modern warfare 2 and programs like pro engineer and chief architect. i'll OC my PC with the help of one of my friends. and if anyone could mention a good CPU cooler thats good with OC with a good price.


    Early thanks


    Here's some comments I'd add... Keeping the MoBo & Chip you selected, along with the below components you're at $791 after rebates (all through Newegg, you can probably save some $ if you shop around a bit). But like niklas_13 said; you could probably do better on an AMD set-up in terms of budget. (i.e. you can get a AMD Phenom II X4 955 for $165 vs. $210 for the Intel i5).

    PSU: $60 OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified

    RAM: To get a Low Voltage <=1.5v needed for the Intel i5 it's going to be close to $100. For $115 (you can get it on sale for under $100 from Newegg if you wait), I like G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) But an alternative RAM to stay within your $70 - $100 budget would be: $95 Patriot Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

    HD: $90 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

    DVD-RW: $28 I like the Sony Optiarc Black

    Hope this helps some - good luck!
  3. acually im in a $100 and under budget but just seein if i can get something like this for under $800
  4. correction $1000

    thanks for the tips steve
  5. Oh, for $1,000 budget, I think you should have no problem getting an Intel build like you want. Personally, I put together an Intel Core i7-860 on a Biostar T5XE CFX-SLI MoBo, 2GB x 2 Dual Ch G. Skill RAM, TT ISGC-300 CPU Cooler and a Gigabyte Radeon HD 4350 (plus Antec 300, 600 watt PSU, and some misc cables) for $450. Obviously, based on my GPU choice, I'm not a gamer ;) so that would've raised the price a bit. I already had a HD and DVD-RW. (I've since added an OCZ Vertex SSD for $100 - if you can manage an SSD into the set-up, I'd recommend it - I'm thoroughly pleased with mine!).
  6. Best answer
    For about 1000 how about this



    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827118030
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
    • 1 year: $6.99
    • 2 year: $11.99
    $27.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152185
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $89.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814102858
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info)
    • 1 year: $19.99
    • 2 year: $35.99
    -$10.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $179.99
    $169.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858

    G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820231321
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $119.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321

    GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128412
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $139.99
    $134.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412

    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115215
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    $199.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Return Policy
    $104.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835103065
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065


    • OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817341017
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    • COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119137
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$40.00 Instant
    -$15.00 Combo
    $25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $184.98
    $129.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.330934
    Subtotal: $1,007.90
  7. thanks guys
  8. i've also been wondering how hot should my CPU get.. my friend says that he never lets his go above 40C but i have reed some revies saying they let there system run @ 70C full load. I would like a good astimate on how hot my CPU could get and still be safe/stable
  9. srry about the spelling guys
  10. well If we are talking about a i5 750 CPU, i have my i5 750 OC to 3.6 and it will get up to 62C when running intels burn test on high, i can game for 2 hours and it wont get past 53C Norm its @ 35C this is with a xiggy Dark Knight HSF


    Hope this helps
  11. ya thanks
  12. Best answer selected by Xenergy.
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