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Last response: in Systems
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


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.

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May 10, 2010 5:02:15 AM

How about this?

Intel Core i7 860 2.8GHz - $279.99

ASUS P7P55D-E LX - $134.99 ($1.99 shipping)

G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2GB 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL8 - $108.99

Sapphire Radeon HD 5830 1GB GDDR5 - $214.99 ($15 rebate available)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM - $89.99

Corsair CX400W 400W PSU - $49.99 ($15 rebate available)

Antec Three Hundred Illusion - $59.99 ($9.99 shipping)

Total = $920.91 including shipping and after rebates
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.