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Gaming Rig Under 1000

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May 23, 2010 3:32:59 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Need up and running before end of summer. BUDGET RANGE: Under 1000 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing web, movies.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: N/A

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Trustworthy websites like newegg and tigerdirect

PARTS PREFERENCES: Full tower case with 19 inch monitor

OVERCLOCKING: Depends

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Need one made for gaming, that is under 1000. It would be great if it was cheaper but limit is 1000. I will be playing Battle Field and MW2, and maybe L4D2.

Can't wait to see some ideas! :bounce:  :pt1cable: 

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May 23, 2010 4:23:44 AM

This is way more than you need GFX card wise but it's such a bargain, it's hard not to to like it

MoBo / CPU Combo $375
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz w/ ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case / Hard Drive $145
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU - Antec EA-650 $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX / DVD Combo - ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 470 w/ DVD Burner $350
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 Model OCZ3P1333LV4GK $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $1055

If you wanna overclock, add the $41 from below
Will require PSU upgrade to SLI
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MoBo / CPU Combo $375
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz w/ ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case / PSU - Antec EA-650 $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM - OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 Model OCZ3P1333LV4GK $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive - Seagate 7200.12 1 TB $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler / TIM - Scythe 2100 w/ OVZ Freeze $35 + $6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner - Any one $25

Total $971

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MoBo / CPU Combo $375
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz w/ ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case / PSU - Antec EA-650 $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM - OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 Model OCZ3P1333LV4GK $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive - Seagate 7200.12 1 TB $85http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler / TIM - Scythe 2100 w/ OVZ Freeze $35 + $6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 512-P3-1140-TR GeForce GTS 250 $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner - Any one $25

Total $901

The $1050 system will take you to 1920 x 1200 in DX11
The $975 takes you to 1650 x 1050
The $901 works at your resolution
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