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Building Gaming Rig

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April 19, 2010 6:23:11 PM

BUDGET RANGE: $750-$1400. Willing to go up to $1500 if need be.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Skype/vent, browsing the web, msn/messengers.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Power Supply(i dont think) - Antec EarthWatts 650W MAX; Model EA-650 (has 22A on each of the 3 rails), I can keep my mouse and keyboard and speakers to, unless I find a deal on some nice ones.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: though I would prefer to buy them instore, I can order them online if needed to.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Don't really care tbh, i've heard to many things about how different items are good and bad, just as long as they fit together and give me a good+ gaming rig.

OVERCLOCKING: Not sure yet on the benefits of this with a high end card.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 - 23" LG widescreen

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like it to be quiet ofcourse, aswell as basically run CoDMW2/crysis/WoW those high end games on highest settings with upwards of 60+ FPS atleast.

Thank you all, and remember try and keep it under my budget :p  Though I'm willing to go over if it'll benefit me that much. Thanks !!

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a b 4 Gaming
April 19, 2010 6:34:22 PM

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $312.98 (CPU + motherboard combo)

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM $123.49

SAPPHIRE 100280SR Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $699.99

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $109.99 - $10.00 MIR

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $108.99

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM $19.49

Total - $1,374.93 - $10 MIR

You'll have to watch for the 5970 to come back in stock and snatch it up fast. They are hard to find in stock.
April 19, 2010 6:40:40 PM

All looks good, though I was thinking like a max price of 300$ on a vid card if possible. and I also was reading that the AMD Athlon II x3 processor was up to the same standards basically as the quad core and it's a bit cheaper.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 19, 2010 6:50:30 PM

You only want to spend $300 on the GPU but you want it to run Crysis at "highest settings with upwards of 60+ FPS atleast"?! I don't think so. A 5870 would offer a good gaming experience at your resolution, but it's not going to give you 60+ FPS in Crysis at the highest settings.

XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $409.99

A 5850 will also game decent at your resolution, but nowhere near your stated (unrealistic) expectations.

GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity $309.99

The X3 chips offer good gaming performance, but your budget has plenty of room for the X4. The X4 will also help if you have anything running in the background while gaming. I would stick with a quad core. More and more games are being optimized to use more CPU cores.
April 19, 2010 6:57:01 PM

The 2nd vid card you linked I was actually just looking at and was thinking about it, i guess I could get crysis at a bit lower settings ^_^ heh mid settings with that kinda FPS or higher settings @ 30fps ish ?

Yeah 300-400$ for a vid card i think, and yeah im going with quad core, just idk ill deceide between those 2 cards i think.