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~$800 Gaming PC

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May 24, 2010 2:09:24 PM

My brother is looking to build a new PC to play Battlefield 2 Bad Company (and future FPS games on).


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within two weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $700-850 USD

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching movies, internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No strong preference, but might prefer AMD over Intel for cost reasons

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION:
EDIT: I already have this monitor

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would *really* like to have a Solid State Drive even if its only like 80gb, I figure I can always buy like a cheap regular 500GB drive later for storage needs.

Thanks!!

More about : 800 gaming

May 24, 2010 2:21:44 PM

For a $850 gaming build you're much better off spending the money on a good GPU than a SSD. The 80gb X25-M is $195 ATM, that's basically 1/4 of your budget.

Full Build
Optical LG $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case/HD
HAF 922 and 7200.12 $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

MOBO/GPU
5850 and GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 $410 w/ $15 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU/PSU
Phenom II x4 955 and OCZ 700W $225 w/ $15 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: $$863.5 after MIR and Shipping to NYC
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May 24, 2010 4:51:10 PM

I Just bought the following from newegg for 840. 810 after I send in my rebates :) 

CASE ANTEC|THREE HUNDRED ILLUSION R
MB GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 P55 R
VGA XFX|HD-577X-ZNFC HD5770 R
PSU CORSAIR|CMPSU-650TX 650W RT
CPU INTEL|CORE I5 750 2.66G R
MEM 2Gx2|GSK F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ R
HD 750|WD 7K 32M SATA2 WD7501AALS
DVD BURNER LITE-ON | IHAS224-06
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May 24, 2010 4:58:52 PM

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Pure gaming wise that's much worse than the one I posted. You're using a 5770 ($130 diff right there) and some very bad RAM, for only $24 less.

You're also using a GA 1156 board, which, if you ever hope to Xfire in the future, is pretty fail right there.

actually, that's not even a real xfire board anyway so scratch that.
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