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Need Help building 1st gaming pc! 1-1200$

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March 25, 2010 7:20:50 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as possible, I dont need to buy the entire computer this moment, but i plan to buy any piece that is valued a "must" or a great buy.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Just gaming, Maybe some computer science in the future.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard/mouse MAYBE the OS. if i can find my windows 7 disc. i think my windows 7 is the home version not 100% sure.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, Tigerdirect, Any site with some good reviews.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Whichever you guys come to an agreement on really, i5, i7, doesnt matter.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, atm NO but in the future probably.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not sure, i need to buy a new monitor anyways.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm hoping i can run 2 video cards or 2 video cards in the near future. Im a pretty avid gamer, just got into the SC:2 beta and found it was a little intest at high for my computer. I also Play WoW and i cant raid for ***, i wish i could raid in max settings but not even close. I plan to get into cod / crysis also.

I do apologize for basically leaving it up to anyone who responds to help me build a computer, i feel like im not taking the time to do my own research, but i have since christmas and things keep changing. Im pretty noobish to it.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

- Also if possible i would like a HD card, hopefully buying a 1080p monitor soon.
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
March 25, 2010 7:30:46 PM

Here's a build that's $1,200 for the tower:

CPU: i5-750 and Asus P7P55D-E Pro $375
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
GPU: HD 5870 $420
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
PSU: Corsair 750W 80+ $90 after rebate
Case: HAF 922 $90 after rebate
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $24
HSF: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $35

Total: $1,204

Here's one that would let you get a monitor with it:

CPU/Mobo: X3 440 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $195 after rebate
Monitor: Asus 23" 1080p $180 after rebate
Rest is the same.

Total: $1,204
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March 25, 2010 8:21:18 PM

Mad thank you so much. i have the money now for all of these items, but i plan to buy them piece by piece incase things change.

that was an insanely fast reply :hello: 
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March 26, 2010 4:34:01 PM

bump =D.

anyone else have any ideas?
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