Need Gaming Computer. Max $900-$1000

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: March 25

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Video Card(s), Monitor, Mice, Keyboard, Speakers.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: tigerdirect.com and or newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel, Nvidia, OCZ, Corsair, EVGA, PNY. (good brands)

OVERCLOCKING: No, Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x900, More in the future when i get bigger monitor :)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Please I really want a good build, If its worth it, then i'll add $100 more, so $1.000 would b limit. including shipping.

I was interested in:

CPU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4240166&sku=CP1-I7-920

Mobo: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4846653&CatId=4068

RAM: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4282840&sku=O261-7512

HD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4499974&sku=TSD-500AS7

Please help me on this one. Im very confused :) I appreciate it. Thanks alot.
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  1. For a gaming build like that... what video card you already have?
    Look at intel i5 750 build on p55 platform with 4gb ddr3 ram, will give you just as much performance as the more expensive 920 build
  2. You don't need an i7 gor a gaming RIG with that budget.

    As p1n3apqlexpr3ss said, You can get yourself a i5 rig or a Phenom II Rig will be great. :)
  3. Please mention your current system specs :)
  4. I will be using Dual PNY GeForce GTS 250 1GB.

    My current specs are: AMD Phenom X3 8450, 4GB DDR2 Dual-Channel, (32bit-winXP), ASUS M4A78 PRO Mobo, and 260GB HD) Single GTS 250.
  5. Anyways, I would love to have the i7 =) plz help me :(
  6. Maybe you could try to sell your GTS 250?
  7. Sell your GTS 250 for $80 on craigslist/ebay and get this. Trust me you'll love it.

  8. tauro91 said:
    Anyways, I would love to have the i7 =) plz help me :(



    For gaming, Phenom II and i5 are more suited.

    The real thing that matters is GPU power.

    Remember, For gaming an awesome GPU + good CPU is better than a good GPU and awesome CPU :)

    Otherwise you can also look for i5 750 processor which can outperform a stock clock i7 once overclocked.
  9. +1 to whitefang's suggested rig with few changes:

    Dual cooler Gigabyte HD 5870:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125316&cm_re=5870-_-14-125-316-_-Product

    XFX HD 5870:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150476&cm_re=5870-_-14-150-476-_-Product

    These brands are better than Powercolor IMO.


    You have to decide between modular PSU(HX series by Corsair) and non modular(TX suggested by whitefang)
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