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~$1200 Gaming PC

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: A.S.A.P. BUDGET RANGE: $1000-$1200 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Computer Art/Graphics, Movies, Surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: the “Good stuff” / No preference

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 2x 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I need a copy of Windows 7 included in the price of the PC. I like to run dual-view style desktop with twin Dell SP2008WFPs, using one monitor as a primary display for game windows, and the second monitor for general browsing, etc. I am concerned about sacrificing performance on the primary display while running dual-view; I’ve heard that Windows splits resources 50/50 regardless of what is being drawn on either display. If that is an unfounded concern, disregard it. Otherwise, I need to explore some options to maximize performance on my gaming display. Please feel free to ask me any other questions.
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  2. Hereya go:

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955
    Mobo + RAM: ASUS M4A78T-E + G. Skill 2x2GB CAS 7
    GPU: XFX 5850
    PSU: Corsair 750TX
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
    ODD: Sony CD/DVD Burner
    Case: HAF 922
    OS: Windows 7 OEM

    Total comes to $1,094.51 w/ shipping. After MIR it's $1,059.51.

    With the extra room you could either up that 5850 to a 5870 for $100 more or even get an SSD for a boot drive... If you wanted to. :P
  3. Thanks so far for the help, guys! I've had some others take a look at both suggestions and the comment that kept coming up involved niklas_13's build; We need to decide between ATI/AMD or nVidia/Intel.

    I was hoping to get some feedback from you guys. Is it a big enough issue to raise concerns? Or just superstition? If you were to change niklas_13's build in favor of ATI/AMD or nVidia/Intel, what parts would you replace?

    Thanks again!
  4. hodgie404 said:
    Thanks so far for the help, guys! I've had some others take a look at both suggestions and the comment that kept coming up involved niklas_13's build; We need to decide between ATI/AMD or nVidia/Intel.

    I was hoping to get some feedback from you guys. Is it a big enough issue to raise concerns? Or just superstition? If you were to change niklas_13's build in favor of ATI/AMD or nVidia/Intel, what parts would you replace?

    Thanks again!


    There's two different builds already there. One being an Intel i5 build and the other being an AMD Phenom build. :P
  5. hodgie404 said:
    Thanks so far for the help, guys! I've had some others take a look at both suggestions and the comment that kept coming up involved niklas_13's build; We need to decide between ATI/AMD or nVidia/Intel.

    I was hoping to get some feedback from you guys. Is it a big enough issue to raise concerns? Or just superstition? If you were to change niklas_13's build in favor of ATI/AMD or nVidia/Intel, what parts would you replace?

    Thanks again!


    I have a Intel i5 750 CPU and a AMD HD 5850 it works fine IMO the AMD/ATI INTEL/NVIDIA thing is rubbish


    Anyways if you want to go ATI/AMD maybe look into

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    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX

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    The rest can say the same. The 955 will be a good gaming CPU also ( but the i5 750 is a better CPU in whole ) and would be better at your Art/Graphics < stuff.

    Anyways it will be a grate build AMD or INTEL
  6. Best answer selected by hodgie404.
  7. I went ahead with your initial build, niklas_13. Thanks for the help! :D
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