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Replacing mobo,memory and processor

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March 2, 2010 10:18:53 PM

Hello,
I want to purchase tomorrow if at all possible the parts necessary for a gaming computer (sole purpose). My budget range is 800-1000 before rebates

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Pro,PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750 v power supply,Lian Li PC-60 USB Aluminum Case, DVD ROM Drive, 2 Maxtor Sata Drives, keyboard, mouse, speakers, WINDOWS XP, Samsung 226 BW monitor recommended resolution of 1680 x 1050
PARTS PREFERENCES: I think I would like to use ATI 5850, Intel CPU & Asus or Gigabyte mobo,
OVERCLOCKING: No /
CROSSFIRE: Maybe -
MONITOR RESOLUTION:
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would consider monitor upgrade if it is holding back the ability of the graphics. Also could you comment on why or why not I would want to go with i5 vs i7... I am very confused. Thank you for all your help!
March 2, 2010 10:40:58 PM

My recommendations:
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
  • MOBO: ASUS P7P55D EVO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
  • GPU: SAPPHIRE 100297SR Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card Call of Duty ... - Retail
  • RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBECO - Retail
    Cost - $746.96

    I went with the ATI 5830 due to your monitor resolution. The ATI 5850 is overkill for 1680x1050 and the ATI 5830 will fit great into your budget and performance. The i5 750 is the best price to performance CPU you can purchase for gaming... IMO.
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    March 2, 2010 10:45:30 PM

    Thank you tecmo34. I didn't expect mty post to go through; i had warning on screen saying message was rejected as flooding attempt. I would appreciate you looking at the next post with my additional comments. I am not looking to overclock... would you still recommend the same board? Thank you. Scott
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    March 2, 2010 11:42:10 PM

    sryan14610 said:
    Thank you tecmo34. I didn't expect mty post to go through; i had warning on screen saying message was rejected as flooding attempt. I would appreciate you looking at the next post with my additional comments. I am not looking to overclock... would you still recommend the same board? Thank you. Scott

    I would recommend that board, even if you aren't going to overclock. If you don't plan on ever running dual graphics cards, I would recommend a different motherboard for cheaper and maybe upgrade to the i7 860 at that point.
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