~$1500 gaming build Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: July 24, 2010 5:27 AM in Systems Share zurev July 22, 2010 7:20:02 PM Hey guys, interested in doing a new build since it's been a while, the primary use will be media storage/playback, as well as casual gaming, though I'd like it to be able to handle most games out there on decent settings. Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160 Hard Drive: (Samsung spinpoint 1tb) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 Video Card: (Sapphire Radeon 5850) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102881 PSU: (750W Corsair) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010 Memory: (3x2gb ddr1600) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224 Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614 CPU: (i930) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225 Any feedback you can supply would be greatly appreciated, however the budget of $1500 is pretty final. More about : 1500 gaming build MadAdmiral a b 4 Gaming July 22, 2010 7:36:10 PM A better build would be this: CPU/Mobo: i5-750 and Asus P7P55D-E Pro $365 RAM/PSU: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 and Corsair 850W $190 after rebate GPU: HD 5970 $680 HDD: Samung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $75 Case: HAF 922 $90 Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $18 Total: $1,418 Of course, that's a top of the line gaming machine. You could easily get by with something at roughly half of the cost, like this: CPU/Mobo: X4 955 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $285 after rebate (with free game) RAM: G.Skill Eco 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $105 GPU/PSU: HD 5850 and XFX 650W $335 after rebate HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $75 Case/Optical: Coolermaster 690 and cheap SATA DVD burner $73 Total: $873 If you absolutely must stick with the i7-930 (which you have no reason to need), take the above build (the $873 one) and make these changes: CPU/Mobo: i7-930 and Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R $484 RAM: Corsair XMS3 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $155 after rebate There is absolutely no reason to be paying so much for the board and the RAM. Mark Heath July 24, 2010 5:27:50 AM MadAdmiral's advice is good. You shouldn't need X58 at this level of use. All the best with the build Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can you build me a gaming pc for 1500 pounds? Forum New Gaming /Entertainment Build for 1000- 1500 Forum Gaming Build $ 1500 tops Forum Is this a good $ 1,500 gaming PC build ? Forum $ 1500 new gaming build Forum How to Ask for New Build Advice Forum Troubleshooting Forum $ 1500 Gaming PC build (maybe more). First Timer Forum [New Build ] Gaming and Digital art pc $1000- 1500 Forum First gaming /general use build , no case chosen yet, ~ 1500 $ Forum Want to build a gaming pc....budget around 1500 to 1600 dollars Forum Under 1500 $ gaming build Forum Build for $ 1500 gaming and video editing need your opinion Forum $ 1500 Gaming PC Build HELP! Forum First Gaming Build Under 1500 Forum Gaming /Recording/Commentating build . $ 1500 Budget. Forum $ 1500 -1600 Gaming build Forum $ 1500 Gaming machine (my first build !) Forum Advice on $ 1500 -$2000 Gaming /Workstation Build Forum [New Build ] Gaming PC ~$ 1500 -1800 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !