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Another Gaming Build - Advice? (~$800)

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May 10, 2010 9:09:58 AM

I'm looking to get a new system sometime around the middle of the year. I will hopefully have around $700-900 to spend. It will be primarily for gaming and multitasking while gaming.

I should only need the tower (perhaps, for a better rig, I could salvage my old Antec case and my 800w PSU.)

I don't care if the parts are from the same place, but do love newegg.
I am usually an AMD fan, but now...I really wanna go Intel (hopefully i3/5/7).
I do want to OC the machine as much as will benefit, and I could also be talked into liquid cooled.

Also, a strong video card (nVidia or ATI...whichever is the best right now), 3+GB RAM, large HDD.

Any help given would greatly be appreciated!
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May 10, 2010 9:41:01 AM

Which 800W PSU do you have ???
You can go with the Intel i5 750...It is a very good gaming CPU and does very well in other tasks too...
Here is a sample without the case and the PSU

i5 750 + ASUS P7P55D-E Pro

GSKillz 4GB DDR3

XFX HD 5850

Samsung F3 500GB


CPU Cooler - going water-cooling would depend on the overclock that you have planned...For regular usage, the best clock in terms of power/ performance is about 3.6-3.8GHz for the i5...and a good air CPU cooler can easily manage that speed...
CM Hyper 212+

And as you will be buying a little later, you can surely expect price drops on the graphics card and probably on mobo too...