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Gaming Rig for under 1500

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February 11, 2010 5:59:21 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (1 to 2 weeks BUDGET RANGE: 1500 before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming 90% of the time,movies and music 10%)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (I have a mouse and keyboard. Thats about it that would work on a new system but would like to upgrade them also if possible)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: nothing preferred just best price from place that wont rip me off:p  COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Alabama, United States (i know it says country i just like giving more info:p )

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (No real preference... features are more my concern, speed and quality of system will include this in additional comments)




Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX $159.99
Cooling : COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm $29.99
Motherboard: ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard $178.99
Video: XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) $299.99
Memory: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO $119.99
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $42.99
Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support $28.63
Audio: On-Board
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $85.58
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $119.99
Display: ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail $180.99
Speakers: ONKYO HT-S3200 5.1-Channel Home Theater System $299.99
Operating System Windows 7 $100.00
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM $9.99
Wires $10.00


Sorry i took this data from an excel spreadsheet i had it on:( 
As you can see i am already over budget and this does not even include shipping or things i may be forgeting i would like to keep the items i have listed but may not need to get as high quality on some of the items I have some computer knowledge but doubt i have as much as most of you. however I am a good reader of instructions and like to study up on things before i do them and would like to try any overclocking i can do to up the speed and maybe get lesser products. Hope this makes sense....Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Eric

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February 11, 2010 7:03:29 PM

For gaming the high fidelity speakers are a waste. Save the money and get a decent headset for far less. Plus you wont have roommates/neighbors "politely asking" you to turn the noise down.

That motherboard might be overkill. You should be able to get a good AM3 motherboard for $130ish, or down to $90ish if you dont care about crossfiring graphics cards in the future.
February 11, 2010 7:04:35 PM

don't buy the speakers, buy a 5970 instead. Also what do u mean wires, 10$? Also you should consider obtaining a operating system at a lower price, i hate paying lot's of cash for OS's.
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February 11, 2010 11:38:16 PM

Thanks for the advice! What mobo do you suggest.... (the wire was for the fiber optic wire for the hts but due to your advice ill drop that)