Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Advice on building a Gaming PC

Tags:
  • New Build
  • Gaming
  • Systems
  • Product
Last response: in Systems
Share
April 30, 2010 5:08:03 AM

Hey guys,

Need help building a new Gaming PC. :D 

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Before June 2010

BUDGET RANGE: ~$1000-1100 w/ tax+shipping, etc.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching blu-ray/HD shows, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS (Win 7 ultimate-64bit)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
newegg, amazon, zzf, Microcenter, Frys any decent online site
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES:
Intel CPU

OVERCLOCKING:
Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Possibly in the future.

MONITOR RESOLUTION:
(e.g.: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Gaming performance is the most important.
-------------------------------------------------------
Here are the parts I was considering. Any suggestions or replacement?

CPU: Intel i7 930 - $220 w/ tax
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E - $190 w/ coupon
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: ??? Want a decent triple channel memory, not too expensive if it won't affect gaming performance much. Reputable brands preferred.

Case: Cooler Master Sniper - black edition - will be able to get it for about $70

PSU: Corsair TX750W - $80

HDD: HDD cost not included in budget, will get a good SATA drive.

GPU: 5850 vs 5870. Leaning towards 5870.

OS: Win7 ultimate - 64 bit

Total cost so far: $560 - need Memory + GPU. Memory is really expensive. I feel silly buying memory that is close to the cost of the motherboard!
Have about $440-550 to spend of both these components.

Thanks :) 

More about : advice building gaming

a b 4 Gaming
April 30, 2010 5:43:09 AM

You also need a blue ray drive correct?
m
0
l
April 30, 2010 5:48:57 AM

cmcghee358 said:
You also need a blue ray drive correct?


No, sorry I forgot to mention. I already have a blu-ray drive, sound card, monitor, other parts mentioned above that I will be re-using from my current PC.

My budget is for the Case, PSU, Mother Board, CPU, Memory, GPU.
m
0
l
Related resources
April 30, 2010 6:58:56 PM

Can Save 10 bucks going with these from G. Skill: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If your budge for GPU and RAM is going to be around 500, then you are pretty limited to 5850. For ram I would not settle for less than 6GB DDR3 triple channel. Both kits suggest so far are 1600 CL7 which you might be able to OC some as well. Beyond that you aren't really going to see significant improvements to speed.
m
0
l
!