$1000 - $1250 Gaming PC

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Two Weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $1000 - $1250 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing the Internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Operating System (Windows 7 Professional 64-bit), CPU Cooler (CoolerMaster V8)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.newegg.com, www.amazon.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: Lynnfield, Cypress

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600 x 900 (16:9 Aspect Ratio)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I need the components to remain perfectly functional for at least 2 or 3 years and to be overkill (if possible)...

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These are parts that I was thinking of after reading reviews on Tom's and Anandtech...

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/3561/pccomponents.png

Any opinion or suggestion would be really appreciated... Thanks for reading...
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  1. While it all looks "OK", I think we can get you better price/quality/performance on just about every part in that build ... but it is a fine build and fairly priced and will work as it is.

    AND PLEASE MENTION YOUR INTENDED USES ... That proc may be over-kill.


    = Alvin =
  2. Second that, look at some different RAM too don't get suckered in by fancy titles.

    Otherwise looks pretty good.
  3. Alvin Smith said:
    While it all looks "OK", I think we can get you better price/quality/performance on just about every part in that build ... but it is a fine build and fairly priced and will work as it is.

    AND PLEASE MENTION YOUR INTENDED USES ... That proc may be over-kill.


    = Alvin =


    I think I listed my uses but I'll retype them here:

    Quote:
    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing the Internet


    I would really like to know how can I get better/price/quality/performance out of the $1200...
  4. hopkiller said:
    Second that, look at some different RAM too don't get suckered in by fancy titles.

    Otherwise looks pretty good.


    The main reason why I chose that RAM is because it works at 1.25v. But I think I'll take your advice and start looking for alternatives...
  5. Priorities ... priorities ... Hmmmm ... Gaming . ... One Single Radeon 5870, to start.

    I would be looking at Air Cooled AM3 x4 Black Quad at highest clock with 4GB 1600 CAS7

    G.Skill RipJaws 2x2GB DDR3 1600 CAS7 Dual Channel Kit

    Hyper-212 cooler ...

    The mobo is the REALLY BIG QUESTION ... SHOULD BE ASUS OR GIGABYTE 890 based.

    PSU should be Corsair ~650Watt~750Watt (Plenty for 2X-CrossFire).

    Seagate 7200.12 or SpinPoint F3 500GB or SpinPoint F3 1TB

    Samsung 22X SATA DVDR ~$26

    Kingston 64GB SSD Boot Drive ($150 optional)

    Case: HAF-922
  6. 1+ to G.Skill RipJaws great memory.

    If you are not going to be overclocking stick with the 1333 RAM should do you just fine and a save you some money.
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