Budget Gamer Tags: New Build Policy Systems Product Last response: June 24, 2010 2:21 AM in Systems Share tommy7749 June 22, 2010 2:34:07 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 weeks BUDGET RANGE: $1500 After Rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching Movies, Surfing the web PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard/Mouse, Speakers PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, Amazon COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 Cart Item List: Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price 1 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Item #:N82E16820231303 Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant $119.99 $109.99 1 ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers Item #:N82E16824236059 Return Policy: Monitor Standard Return Policy -$20.00 Instant $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card $219.99 $199.99 1 COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case Item #:N82E16811119197 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$20.00 Instant $109.99 $89.99 1 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item #:N82E16822152181 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $54.99 1 XFX Radeon HD 5870 HD-587X-ZNFC Video Card Item #:N82E16814150476 Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy $399.99 1 ASUS P7P55D-E Pro ATX Intel Motherboard Item #: N82E16813131621 Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W Power Supply Item #: N82E16817139010 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$30.00 Instant -$40.00 Combo $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card $359.98 $289.98 Grand Total: $1,144.93 Is this a decent gaming system...I was a bit worried about the GPU if it would be fast enough ? More about : budget gamer MadAdmiral June 22, 2010 2:40:45 PM Looks good. However, you should be able to drop in the HD 5970 instead of the 5870... m 0 l Mark Heath June 22, 2010 3:05:08 PM not all that budgety lol m 0 l Related resources Whats the best Cpu for a budget gamer - Forum Budget Concious Gamer build advice requested. - Forum Budget Gamer Assembly - Forum Solid budget pc build for new gamer? - Forum please check my build budget gamer 700 bucks - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer banthracis June 22, 2010 4:10:43 PM For $1,500? Definitely doable. Optical $19 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HD Spinpoint F3 $55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM Ripjaw 1600 Cas 7 $110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU i5-750 $200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU/Monitor 5970 and 23" 5ms 1920 x 1080 LG $805 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Mobo/PSU ASUS P7P55D-E and Corsiar 750TX $230 w/ $20 MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Case HAF 922 $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $1508.91 before shipping (~$15) and $20 MIR m 0 l tommy7749 June 23, 2010 2:52:33 AM Is the 5970 worth the extra investment? if so, which one,? Sapphire, XFX, ? m 0 l banthracis June 23, 2010 2:55:18 AM The sapphire one has great combo's with monitors as I linked. Technically you can get a 5870 for $351 ATM, but thanks to the amazing $110 off combo deal, it still ends up being $100 more than a 5970 by itself. m 0 l tommy7749 June 23, 2010 3:20:32 AM Thanks a lot for the advice... BTW: I think I need a decent keyboard, mouse, and speakers (for gaming primarily)....any suggestions? m 0 l banthracis June 23, 2010 1:27:13 PM Lol ok, that above post was me thinking ahead of my writing. I mean you could get 2 5870's for $351 each, but thanks to combo deal, they still end up $100 more than the 5970. Anyway, standard mouse suggestion is mx518, keyboard is a saitek eclipse. Honestly though, peripherals choice completely depends on what fancy features you want. Cheap decent 2.1 set here http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/June-0-2010/Top10S... 5.1 set here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l tommy7749 June 24, 2010 2:21:13 AM thanks very much for your help...i think i'll go for the 5970 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuilding a budget gamer for a buddy - CPU question Forum Solved~500 budget gamer build Forum SolvedNeed Help building a Computer $1200- $1500 Doller budget am willing to go over a bit First time build hardcore gamer Forum SolvedCasual Gamer GPU under 80$ (Not sure what i really need) (Budget Build) Forum SolvedMobo for budget gamer Forum SolvedFirst Girl Gamer Budget Gaming PC Build. Please help a girl noob! Thx. Forum SolvedBudget Gamer - Am I Doing This Right? 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