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Looking to make a new gaming rig

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June 7, 2010 12:07:09 PM

I have a e8400 right now. I am looking to get a whole new setup. I have monitor, keyboard ,mouse and speakers. I am looking to spend about 1400+ on a new rig. Just give me some input on what cpu , gpu ,vga ect that i should get, so i can have a killer system. Thanks for your time.

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June 7, 2010 6:52:56 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: With in the week BUDGET RANGE: : 1400+ Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers,

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:US

PARTS PREFERENCES: CPU which ever one is better of the 2 i like both. For video card i am a big fan of the Geforce cards. I have a 285gtx right now.

OVERCLOCKING:Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Need an OS unless Xp is still good










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June 7, 2010 9:23:19 PM

Well for the Budget, the best FPS you'll get is a Phenom II + 5970 system.

CPU-Phenom II x4 955 $160

MOBO Gigabyte-$140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM G SKill Eco or Ripjaw - DDR3 1600 CAs 7 kit. $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case-HAF 922 $90

Cheap Optical $20

GPU- 5970 $700

HD- Spinpoint F3 or 7200.12 500gb $55

PSU- Corsair 750W $110

Total: $1390, but with usage of combo deals and MIR you can knock it down to $1,300.

You'll need a 64 bit OS if your current version of XP is not. In fact, in general the win 7 upgrade is worth it. $99 for OEM edition for win 7 home premium 64 bit on newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you actually want to go this route we can point you at some combo's.
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June 8, 2010 3:25:30 AM

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June 8, 2010 2:57:39 PM

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June 8, 2010 3:27:58 PM

I second that the build banthracis gave (including getting 7) is good for gaming.

You could consider upgrading to a 1tb drive (of the same product) or swap cases if you don't like the HAF very much but that's about it.

Happy building :) 
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June 8, 2010 3:35:21 PM

I am not a big fan of spending 700 on a video card. Is there anyway i can put that money toward something else that would be better with a cheaper video card.
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June 8, 2010 3:39:15 PM

Also what kinda fans and Cpu heatsink, and thermal compound should i get.
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June 8, 2010 3:57:06 PM

for the gpu, you could get a 5870 or 5850 and crossfire them in future.

Retail cpus (as opposed to oem cpus) have thermal compound and cooling with them.
If you plan to do more than a very small overclock, then a cooler master hyper 212+ is good
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ...
cheaper than newegg
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June 8, 2010 4:02:01 PM

Well i think i am going to go with this set up. - the 5970. so about the combos what ones should i get on new egg.
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June 8, 2010 9:22:00 PM

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June 8, 2010 10:03:17 PM
June 8, 2010 10:33:05 PM

What kinda dvd rom should i get. Also is there anything else i should get. I am also looking for a cheaper Video card dont really want to spend 700 on that one.
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June 8, 2010 11:57:23 PM

Mark Heath said:
for the gpu, you could get a 5870 or 5850 and crossfire them in future.


I included an optical drive.
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