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July 10, 2010 9:51:56 PM

Hey im new to customising new computers i was wondering where can i cut back on the price here because its very expensive but i still need a quick computer for playing games on ultra settings
thanks for the help


Intel Core i7-920 Socket 1366 Processor 2.66GHz 8MB Cache Quad Core
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 Motherboard [GA-EX58-UD3R]
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103SJ) [HD103SJ]
6GB 1333MHz (3x2GB) Tri Channel Memory
Geforce GTS 250
CoolerMaster Real Power M850 Modular PSU Power supply - 850 Watt
Coolit ECO ALC
July 10, 2010 10:36:32 PM


Intel Core i7-920 Socket 1366 Processor 2.66GHz 8MB Cache Quad Core
Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 Motherboard [GA-EX58-UD3R]
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache - OEM (HD103SJ) [HD103SJ]
6GB 1333MHz (3x2GB) Tri Channel Memory
Geforce GTS 250
CoolerMaster Real Power M850 Modular PSU Power supply - 850 Watt
Coolit ECO ALC[/quotemsg]


I have a few questions and hopefully a little help as well.

Are you firmly set on an Intel processor?

What brand & model ram were you considering purchasing. When trying to compare prices, it help to know.

Also, pls read this link, it'll help both you and responders to your query.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

July 10, 2010 10:42:21 PM

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Are you firmly set on an Intel processor? Yes i am after what i've read they seem to be the better choice and i plan to keep this computer for a good few years

What brand & model ram were you considering purchasing. When trying to compare prices, it help to know. corsair
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July 11, 2010 12:33:49 AM

The key to good gameplay, particularly at high settings is not the cpu but the graphics card.
You will do much better with a $300 video card and a $100 cpu compared to the $300 cpu and a $100 video card.
See if you can't rebalance that equation.

To save money:
1) Are the games you will play cpu limited and enabled to use more than two cores? If not, look at the intel 32nm clarkdale 32nm duos.
2) Consider mini-ATX or even micro-ITX motherboards; they are cheaper.
3) Unless you will be multitasking while gaming, 4gb is all you need.
4) Get a quality PSU, but 850w is way more than you need. A Corsair 550VX will run any single video card made(excepting Asus's latest 5870x2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
5) A good tower type cpu cooler should cost you <$40 High end coolers are for high level overclockers.
6) Go cheap on the case. A good Antec 200 or 300 case should be $50-65.
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