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Pure Gaming Rig ~900

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June 6, 2010 6:40:06 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: I'm not expecting to buy this real soon, maybe by this Sept or Oct.

BUDGET RANGE: 1000 tops, preferably under 900.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, alt tab using internet while gaming to look up help, anything else.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: No preference, as long as its a reliable site.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel mobo or processor.

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024(though I may get a 1600x1200 in the near future)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

I'm not really looking to play at high resolutions though maxed out maybe. So perhaps cut any excess that allows me to play maxed out at 1280x1024(or medium-low at 1600x1200). I haven't really built anything so I don't know what's excessive or not.

What I have so far runs me 1265$.
-With rebates 1185$
-Without sound card 1095$
-Things cheaper with sound card 1135$,
-Things cheaper with sound card after rebates 1080$
-Things cheaper without sound card after rebates 990$


Case
60$
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Motherboard
185$(145$ rebate)
EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU
200$ 95W
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


RAM
110$
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Fan Case
15$
Thermaltake A2018 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HSF
60$
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Harddrives
80$
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Sound Card(If it helps boosts performance enough, otherwise I'd rather have it cut)
90$
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Sound Card
http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-XtremeGame...


Video Cards
130$(100 after rebate)
EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
160$
XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Power Supply
100$(85 after rebate)
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
170$($130 after rebate)
Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


OS
135$
Windows 7 Professional
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 6, 2010 6:41:05 PM

October is a long way away, everything will change. Check back a week before purchase.
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June 6, 2010 6:43:08 PM

SATA 6GB/s
USB 3.0
Crossfire capable
80+ certified 750W
catch: must be open to non Intel option hehe
$648AR + $100 for Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit

stick to onboard sound
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June 6, 2010 6:47:01 PM

Maybe October, if it costs anything more than 1200. I can forgo a few things though and get it relatively soon if I can get something closer to 800.

Edit: Well, that certainly saves me a lot of money. Thanks.
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June 6, 2010 6:47:36 PM

i d try to add a 5850 to that setup, cut out the sound card and put it towards a better vid card.
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