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March 8, 2010 1:32:16 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: some time this month

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: GAming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Corsair 620Watt, EVGA 8800gts

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type Intel,ASUS

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

I have an old 2.13 ghz duo core that I think its time to retire so i went onto newegg and found this http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... how is this for the start of a new gaming PC?

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March 8, 2010 2:09:02 PM

for gaming the i5 is currently the best goming cpu intel has but the 1366 socket is the one to get if you can but for your uses i would reccomend the
i5 750
gigabyte ud4 p55
ati 5770/5850 depending on budget
4 gb cas 7/8 1600 mhz ram,g.skill ripjaws a good set

in gaming the i7 wont be much ahead
March 8, 2010 6:44:07 PM

Can you tell me why that processors better? like ive said my knowledge isnt the best and ive always thought that the speed was most important.
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March 8, 2010 7:04:23 PM

well modern gaming isn't as much cpu limited as it is graphics limited its bout a 40%/60% split favouring the graphics card the i5 is clocked a lil slower but on eqaul graphics terms the i5 system will be less then 15% behind the i7 930 basically no more then 10fps difference where an i7 really shows its muscle with its tri channel memory (dual channel in the i7 8xx series) and its advanced hyperthreading and general higher throught output will be the best on actual productivity situations like rendering and simulations, i dunno for sure if you don't do actual work on your pc,but the i5 hits the spot for gaming if you have the means go as high as you want, im just saying for gaming you wont need more then an i5 for least a few yrs
March 8, 2010 7:43:49 PM

What obsidian is trying to say is that gaming these days is limited by your GPU, not your CPU and that for gaming, a i5-750 is all you really need, as the features of the more expensive CPU's are not useful for gaming.
March 8, 2010 7:51:10 PM

Here's a build to start you off with

MOBO
If you plan on xfire
Asus P7P55D-E Pro $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If not $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaw 7-8-7-20 DDR3 1600 $114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
If you plan on Xfire
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX $109.99 w/ $10 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

IF not,
Corsair 650TX $99.99 w/ $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Alternatively the 500gb Spinpoint F3 if it shows up again.

GPU
5850 $309.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HSF
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU
i5-750 $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Should be ~$1040 for the non-xfire version, $1110 for the xfire one. Read the sticky and give us some more details and we can fine tune the build for you.

Can also use combo deals to shave off some more money once we figure out exactly what you want. Basically, we need at least a budget.
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