New pc build Tags: Build Systems Last response: May 10, 2010 5:22 AM in Systems Share Tugboat May 10, 2010 3:04:08 AM Alright guys I'm at the point where I'm weighing the cost and time to build a new computer or just buy a new one. Here's what I have so far APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next week weeks BUDGET RANGE: 700-1000 USD SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing the internet, music, gaming (starcraft 2, call of duty mw2, etc) PARTS NOT REQUIRED: just the computer PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg. I'd prefer to try and buy everything from one site if at all possible PARTS PREFERENCES: I'm planning on a Intel CPU (probably an i7) and either an Asus or Gigabyte motherboard OVERCLOCKING: most likely not OR CROSSFIRE: most likely not For a motherboard, Ive been looking at the Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 and the Intel i7-860 for CPU. For a video card I've heard good things about the Radeon 5770 as a mid-range card. I'm open to any suggestions at all. More about : build Lmeow May 10, 2010 5:02:15 AM How about this? Intel Core i7 860 2.8GHz - $279.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASUS P7P55D-E LX - $134.99 ($1.99 shipping) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL8 - $108.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Sapphire Radeon HD 5830 1GB GDDR5 - $214.99 ($15 rebate available) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM - $89.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Corsair CX400W 400W PSU - $49.99 ($15 rebate available) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Antec Three Hundred Illusion - $59.99 ($9.99 shipping) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Total = $920.91 including shipping and after rebates 143miah May 10, 2010 5:22:40 AM What resolution do plan on gaming at? Also, since you're not doing anything CPU taxing, I'd go with an AMD build or an i5 750 build. It'll play games just as well as any i7 build for less. With the money saved, you could invest it into a good GPU. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNew gaming pc build £700 ($1050) budget ForumClick here if your system won't boot or there is no video output ForumHomebrew Template ForumHow To Ask For New Build Advice ForumNew PC Build . Suggestions? ForumNew Gaming PC Build - $4500 Budget (including monitor) ForumNew PC Build HELP! ForumNew PC Build - LGA 2011 vs. LGA 1155 vs. AM3+ ForumNew gaming PC build - budget US$3,000 (excl. monitor) ForumMidgrade gaming PC - upgrade or sell + new build ForumBuild new Gaming PC or Buy friends ? ForumNew Gaming PC Build ForumNew PC build ! All will work? Forum[ New Build ] Gaming and Digital art pc $1000-1500 ForumNew gaming pc build want to see if all these parts are compatible ForumNew PC Build ForumNew gaming PC build (first build ) ForumNew PC build for $750 ForumNew Pc Build ForumBuying tonight, last thoughts? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !