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February 16, 2010 1:56:46 PM

Looking to see how much a rig would cost to run iracing at max settings at 1920x1080.

Looking to order this week or next week using newegg. Don't need monitor, keyboard, mouse or speakers. I have a HDMI AVR-Receiver that I would like to use for the sound to get 5.1. Not sure if I need a HDMI out somewhere on the pc or can get 5.1 using some other connection into my receiver.

Computer is basically going to be used for iracing and surfing the web. I sometimes play TF2 and would like to have a decent machine to run newer games if I choose but that hopefully can be something I can upgrade in the future. Right now my main purpose of this rig is iracing at its max.

I'd like to stay under $1000 or really the cheapest I can go for what I want the pc to run(iracing).

I looked at the builds in the sticky and just wanted to know which one for me or if anybody here actual did iracing and what pc build would be the best for iracing.

Right now I have xp so I didin't know if I should get Windows 7 or not.

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February 16, 2010 2:20:19 PM

This would be my first build and I'm a little scared of doing it myself.

I put together this real quick at dell and was wondering what you thought of this build? It is just over $800

PROCESSORS Intel® Core™ i5-650 processor(4MB Cache, 3.20GHz)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
WARRANTY AND SERVICE 1 Year Basic Service Plan edit
MEMORY 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4 DIMMs
MONITOR No Monitor
VIDEO CARD ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5
HARD DRIVE 500GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
OPTICAL DRIVE 16X DVD+/-RW Drive
SPEAKERS No speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)
KEYBOARD Dell Studio Consumer Multimedia Keyboard
MOUSE Dell Studio Optical Mouse
OFFICE SOFTWARE Microsoft Works 9.0 edit
SECURITY SOFTWARE McAfee SecurityCenter, 15-Months
DATASAFE ONLINE BACKUP Dell Online Backup 2GB for 1 year
ALSO INCLUDED WITH YOUR SYSTEM
SOUND CARD THX® TruStudio PC™
Studio XPS 8100 Studio XPS 8100
Adobe Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 9.0 Multi-Language
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February 16, 2010 2:48:32 PM

I'm not familiar with iracing, but here's a great $1,000 gaming build. Of course, the prices are assuming you'll be building it yourself. If you buy it prebuilt, it will likely be $1,600.

CPU: X4 955 $161
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $140
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB or Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion and Antec Earthwatts 750W $145 after rebate
Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $25
GPU: HD 5850 $300

Total: $941. Leaves room for a mouse and some other stuff, if needed.

This build is a much better gaming build than that Dell one you posted. It can be made a lot cheaper depending on specific details (see the guidelines from the link in my signature). For example, if you don't want to Crossfire (add a second identical GPU) later, you could save $25 on the case/PSU and $70ish on the motherboard.
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