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Gaming computer range 800-1000

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April 30, 2010 3:38:33 PM

Hello everyone, appreciate anyone that reads or responds to this. Here are the details.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the week to month

BUDGET RANGE: Around a $800-1000


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming and movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Sound Card, keyboard, mouse, windows 7 64bit,

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, Tigerdirect

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel I7 860 1156, 1.5-2.0gb hd,

OVERCLOCKING: No


SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No


MONITOR RESOLUTION: prefer 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am not sure what graphic card to get but i was looking at a gtx470. Also not sure about how much ram I should get. I want the computer to last me a while so I dont have to buy one for the next couple years. Thanks again for helping me out.

a b 4 Gaming
April 30, 2010 3:47:18 PM

Why do you want a 8 thread CPU for gaming? Games do not benefit from more than 4 threads. Actually, most games show little improvement for anything above 3 cores.

For gaming you're better off in this budget range with a Phenom II x4.

Case/PSU
HAF 922 and OCZ Modxstream pro 700w $160 w/ $25 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO
GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 $140 w/ $15 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
G SKill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU/GPU
Phenom II x4 955 and 5850 $440
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HD
SPinpoint f3 1 TB $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical
LG $20 after code BHDAPR28

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total come to: $972 before MIR $40 and shipping.


You can add another storage drive if the future if you need it. But 1TB should be more than enough for a gaming rig.
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April 30, 2010 9:46:33 PM

wanted this setup because friend directly requested for it. he probably doesnt want to buy another computer for the next 10-15years..any other inputs?
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a b 4 Gaming
April 30, 2010 10:06:03 PM

10-15 years? Maybe this one

The above configuration is very good.
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April 30, 2010 10:18:40 PM

Even then those servers would be upgraded within 10-15 years :) . Honestly most builds that we list on here won't last you more then 3-5 years without needing an upgrade.

As suggested and AMD x4 phenom is better for your budget.
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May 1, 2010 5:29:57 PM

Umm... Computers running well for 10-15 years? Well, there is a low chance but anyways, it will be outdated by now!!

I think you should go for the build already suggested by banthracis.

Phenom II's are very good performers as far as gaming is concerned. i7 will give you marginal increase in performance over the PII!
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