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$1000 GAMING COMPUTER

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June 7, 2010 3:33:03 PM

My computer has been running bad lately. I got it 2 years ago its a dell inspiron 530-s and put a new radeon x1300 in it. The problem is I can't run newer games with this video card and i can't upgrade anymore because of my slim case so i decided to just build my own computer. I had some help with a couple of things but check it out.


Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (I am Cross-firing)

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready

LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM

Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

ASUS P7P55 LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
Support CrossFireX and MemOK – memory rescue tool

EDIMAX EW-7728In IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 32bit PCI Wireless 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI Card Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA2 Cisco CCX V1.0, V2.0 & V3.0 Compliance

Tell me how this looks thanks.




APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-3 months BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1200

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

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.A

PARTS PREFERENCES: i would like to stay with Ati and intel

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: , 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: none

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June 7, 2010 4:34:51 PM

For the lower end of the budget, $1,000 you can go 5850 + Phenom II x4, that'll be much for FPS for your money than i5-750+5770.

OPtical/PSU
LG and OCZ Modxstream 700W 80+ $85 w/ $15 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case
Element G $135 w/ $25 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD
Spinpoint F3 $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU
5850 $295
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAm
G Skill ECO DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU/MOBO
Phenom II x4 955 and GA-790x-UD4 $280 w/ $15 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: $966 before shipping and $55 MIR


For an Intel build, swap out to this MOBO/CPU combo
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro + i5-750 $375
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Brings total up to $1061 before shipping and $40 MIR

You should also consider getting a 1920x1080 monitor.

Nice HDMI 21.5" one here $155 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you don't want HDMI, a 23" one here for $170 after Promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 7, 2010 5:00:04 PM

How big of a diference is there between the intel build and the Phenom build.
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June 7, 2010 5:11:14 PM

For gaming, not much if you're at 1920x1080 and max settings with AF/AA on.
There's a big difference in productivity and rendering, etc, but not really in gaming.

Here's a comparison at a lower resolution and no aa/af.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=109

Real world is much less diff than that due to higher res, and other stuff putting bottleneck on GPU over CPU.

In fact, with a little OCing even using a 5970, a Phenom II will match a Nehalem (i7-920 in this case)

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/cpu_scalin...

However, on the other hand, there IS a difference, so whether it's worth it or not is up to you to decide.
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June 7, 2010 5:15:27 PM

What would u go with?
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June 7, 2010 6:57:13 PM

Well I personally do more on my PC than just game. That and since the i5-750 is cooler and uses less power, is why I went that route.
Don't buy expecting to save money on your power bill though. It comes out to ~$10 a year for a 24/7 load system (which never happens).


For a $95 price difference in a gaming only rig I'd say go Phenom II. That $95 is enough for a 5850-5870 upgrade, which is a nice 11%-16% FPS increase, much more than the processor difference would be.

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June 7, 2010 8:49:00 PM

Thank You for all of the advice i think i am going with the ati 5850 and the Phenom II.

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