Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Budget Gaming Rig

Last response: in Systems
Share
February 11, 2010 9:35:50 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week BUDGET RANGE: up to $1000 after taxes and shipping

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: moniter, keyboard, mouse, OS (win 7 64 ultimate)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.ca, ncix COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel

OVERCLOCKING: probably SLI OR CROSSFIRE: probably not

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 (ASUS VH226H)

Right now im pretty much following the recomended build advice, and i guess i'd just like to double and triple check everything.

Intel i3-530
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model AD-7241S-0B ($5 off with CEMCYNZY32)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49262

thanks!

More about : budget gaming rig

February 11, 2010 9:37:32 PM

Stay away from i3 and h57 for gaming. Get a 4890 or a 4850 x2, a cheap 100$ p55 board, and a i5-750. Also maybe get a 700 wat psu.
m
0
l
February 11, 2010 10:10:47 PM

builderbobftw said:
Stay away from i3 and h57 for gaming. Get a 4890 or a 4850 x2, a cheap 100$ p55 board, and a i5-750. Also maybe get a 700 wat psu.


so say a
i5-750

ECS P55H-A(1.0) LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
or maybe Foxconn Inferno Katana GTI LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard (has $30 mir)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

x2 4850's
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

for $111 more(96 after mir) for the ecs and ($102 for foxconn) , would be worth it? would the case still work? i might be able to stretch my budget a little more...
m
0
l
Related resources
February 11, 2010 11:01:51 PM

While twin 4850s will give you the most graphics power for $200 today, I dont like them from a power, heat and longevity standpoint.

They dont have DX11, which I am assuming will become important in 1-2 years. Your estimate may be different.

For $160 you can get a single 5770 which takes far less power and only one PCIE slot so you can get a cheaper motherboard and power supply. If you do get a p55 motherboard that will x8/x8 crossfire, even then twin 5770 will take less power than twin 4850s while stomping them in performance.
m
0
l
February 12, 2010 12:32:03 AM

Yeh, get the 2 4850s. Great deal. OR just buy a single 4850x2.
m
0
l
February 12, 2010 3:41:51 PM

builderbobftw said:
OR just buy a single 4850x2.

Now thats is HORRIBLE advice. ATI never specced a 4850x2, its a unique contraption that Sapphire kludged together. They are not officially supported, have always had glitchy problems and are no longer produced.


For motherboards I tend to stick with Gigabyte, ASUS, DFI and EVGA as I know all those companies have fairly good track records for reliablilty and support of gaming motherboards.
m
0
l
February 12, 2010 3:52:21 PM

Or for 1000 you could think about going AMD and getting a 5850 instead of the 5770
m
0
l
!