Need advice on home made desktop

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
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  1. 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


    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-advice
  2. Quote:
    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
  3. 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=N82E16817139004
    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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