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$1800 gaming build modifications

Last response: in Systems
July 6, 2010 4:50:35 AM

Here is my build currently.

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor

EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power

Saitek PZ30AUR USB Wired Standard Eclipse Red Backlit Keyboard

RAZER DeathAdder Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2R5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System

Grand Total = $1844.04

If possible, please give me suggestions how to lower my price.

However, my TOP PRIORITY is to have a reliable PC with QUALITY parts.

July 6, 2010 5:15:50 AM

Did you check out the combos ??
Here are some...
Samsung DVD + Corsair 750TX

ASUS Mobo + Corsair DDR3 RAM

HDD - Get the Samsung F3 - Better and faster...

Graphics card - Have you not checked PNY and Zotac ? The cards that all these manufacturers offer are one and the same as they are all manufactured by Nvidia...And also all these have Lifetime Limited warranty like EVGA...

And any of these mouses ?
Razer Abyssus

MX 518

Logitech G500
July 6, 2010 5:18:24 AM

The current onboard sound is pretty first check out how the onboard sound works out and then buy a sound card...
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July 6, 2010 6:14:55 AM

Thanx and could you suggest a cpu cooler?

I dont plan on doing insane overclocking, just small to mid.
July 6, 2010 7:16:18 AM

Any VGA cooler suggestions?
July 6, 2010 7:56:02 AM

The cooler that comes with the graphics card is sufficient unless you need to do a massive oc.
July 6, 2010 8:13:08 AM

ok, i just thought that having an extra cooler will increase longevity
July 6, 2010 8:29:57 AM

^ No I dont think it would be necessary...
And looking for longevity from a graphics card is not viable from performance point of view...