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$1000 - $1250 Gaming PC

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March 31, 2010 12:05:51 AM

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...



Any opinion or suggestion would be really appreciated... Thanks for reading...

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March 31, 2010 12:28:13 AM

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 =
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March 31, 2010 12:31:18 AM

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

Otherwise looks pretty good.
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March 31, 2010 12:43:57 AM

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:

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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...
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March 31, 2010 12:46:24 AM

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...
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March 31, 2010 1:41:29 AM


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
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March 31, 2010 3:43:56 AM

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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