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~850 Gaming PC Spec

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June 3, 2010 1:21:51 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Withing a week or 2 BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 700-850) Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, web browsing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS (Windows 7)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:US

PARTS PREFERENCES: Prefer i5 750 but if another processor can do it for cheaper I want to know

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe -- Distant future

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: On a Budget, Take a look below, Thanks....
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LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
$19.99

MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB
$179.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
$109.99

GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0
$119.99

Intel Core i5-750
$199.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB
Nippon Labs 18" SATA II cable
COMBO - $84.28

Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
COMBO - $119.94 (-$20 Mail in rebate)

Nippon Labs 18" SATA II cable
$9.29

Total -- $843.46

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June 3, 2010 2:18:44 PM

I agree with batuchka's build.

You can find G.Skill DDR3 1600 MHz with lower CAS latency for about $25 more than the RAM batuchka has listed, though. Very slight difference in performance, but these will run on lower voltage with better latencies at higher speeds.

But yeah, since you still have $50 left in the budget to get up to $850, I would suggest getting these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 3, 2010 2:28:15 PM

You'll get more FPS in gaming w/ an athlon ii x4 system and a 5850.

Optical is fine.

Case/PSU combo is fine.

RAM swap to a G Skill Eco kit DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Swap Mobo to a Ga- UD4 xfire board $140 w/ $15 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Swap CPU/GPu combo for $369 5850 and Athlon II x4 635
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Grab a CM Hyper 212 Plus for $30 on amazon and OC that CPU.
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ...

Total comes to $853 before $35 MIR and shipping.


PSU won't handle Xfire though, but the 5850 is a ton more powerful than that 5770.
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June 3, 2010 2:32:54 PM

Gross, Athlon II x4
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June 3, 2010 3:30:41 PM

Since his resolution can get up to 1920x1200, the benefit from a more powerful CPU may be somewhat diminished, but I'd still be more comfortable recommending the Phenom II x4 build. It comes in under budget, includes a 5850 and will be useful in games that benefit from more powerful cpu cores.

Definitely agree with the G.Skill RAM swap, though.
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June 3, 2010 5:04:08 PM

Yea, batuchka's build is great as it gets both in under budget. I just personally would prefer to have quality HSF, RAM, Case and a GPU from a better company at the expense of a CPU downgrade.

It's funny as he has a PSU ready for xfire but not a mobo. I've got a mobo in there xfire ready but not a PSU haha.
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June 3, 2010 8:15:40 PM

I didn't know the 870 extreme3 was available yet, thanks for the heads up Batuchka
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June 3, 2010 10:56:48 PM

Thanks all for your help....
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June 4, 2010 4:34:44 AM

You are welcomed and happy shopping/building ^^
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