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1st Build Gaming Any help Please

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July 19, 2010 8:54:20 PM

I am looking to build a computer to game on with games like the Total War Franchise games. I want it to be very future proof and be easily upgradeable. My budget is <1,000. I am not a master builder. This will be my first build. I am huge into graphics so a nice graphics set up would be great. Thank you in advance for any help :hello: 

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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2010 9:12:26 PM

You really should take a look at the guidelines (they're in a link from my signature). It helps to have some more information.

Assuming all you need is a tower, here's what I'd build:

CPU/Mobo: X4 955 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $285 after rebate (with free game)
GPU/PSU: HD 5870 and XFX 750W $430 after rebate
RAM: G.Skill Eco 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $105
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $75
Case/Optical: Coolermaster 690 and cheap SATA DVD burner $73

Total: $968
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July 19, 2010 10:25:06 PM

MadAdmiral said:
You really should take a look at the guidelines (they're in a link from my signature). It helps to have some more information.

Assuming all you need is a tower, here's what I'd build:

CPU/Mobo: X4 955 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $285 after rebate (with free game)
GPU/PSU: HD 5870 and XFX 750W $430 after rebate
RAM: G.Skill Eco 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $105
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $75
Case/Optical: Coolermaster 690 and cheap SATA DVD burner $73

Total: $968

Thank you very much. any way of cutting out a little money but still keeping the overall quality. I also need an OS.
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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2010 10:31:01 PM

Unfortunately, about the only change you can make to easily lower the cost is getting the F3 500 GB, but that'd only save $20. After that, you'd need to drop the CPU to a X3 440. That'll save enough for the OS and won't affect gaming performance that much.
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July 19, 2010 11:00:10 PM

or you could always get the OS from the "usual places" ;) 
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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 19, 2010 11:22:24 PM

You can get Windows 7 for around $70, if you're a student or have access to an educational email address. Just go to Win741.com.
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July 20, 2010 8:04:14 PM

dan4patriots said:
or you could always get the OS from the "usual places" ;) 

Im not really sure were to go and once I get it how to use it from those place
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