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$900 - $1100 Gaming build

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July 28, 2010 10:33:38 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: December 2010

BUDGET RANGE: $800-$1100

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Browsing the internet, Watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel Cpu, 22"-24" monitor, Full Tower

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want the best performance I can get for my money. The game I'm playing is fairly cpu intensive. I've done a little research and put together my own build to start with. Also, should I try liquid cooling for my processor? This is my first build, and I'm not sure if I'm comfortable with trying liquid cooling, but my friend recommended that I do.



CPU: Intel Core i5 750 ($200)
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon 5770 1GB ($150)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 ($105)
RAM: Ripjaws Series 4GB 1600 ($100)
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM ($55)
Case/OS: Coolermaster RC 690 ($150)
PSU: Coolermaster RS600 600W ($70)
Optical: ($24)

Monitor: Viewsonic 23" 5ms Widescreen ($190)


Total: $1044

More about : 900 1100 gaming build

July 28, 2010 10:40:08 PM

Heh, you didn't quite get the code right :) 

Here it is
CPU: Intel Core i5 750 ($200)

  1. [urlExt=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215] CPU: Intel Core i5 750 ($200) [/urlExt]


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July 28, 2010 10:59:16 PM

The Cooler Master RS700 did get some good reviews, but I do not trust them for PSUs in general. It's not likely to be anything special in the 12V dept. It is made by Acbel Polytech, a mixed bag when it comes to OEMs.

This Seasonic is going to deliver very nearly as much power and will do it better... and is modular also:
Seasonic M12II Bronze 520

This Asus monitor should be faster in games:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And another
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And if you can swing a bit more this is a really excellent gaming monitor

LG W2453V-PF Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Full HD 1080P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I use this one and did a ton of research before buying.

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July 28, 2010 11:19:01 PM

I fixed the codes. Thanks for the tip.

About the PSU, I plan on upgraded this computer as the years go by, rather than making new builds. Do you think I should go with a little more power to keep up with newer parts in the future?

And I think I might actually get that LG monitor you recommended. I like it a lot.
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July 28, 2010 11:59:28 PM

might want to consider amd. also what game is it i guess it's gta iv

here is an amd build for $1,060.91 before rebates with a 5850 and an x4 955(almost as powerfull as the i5) and it's cf ready

cpu+gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

mobo+ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

case+psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hdd; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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July 29, 2010 12:41:53 AM

That's a great build for the price... you should consider that. That's a very high quality PSU, with a little extra power for the upgrades. Only drawback is it's ugly, but the Lian Li case makes up for it.

I think there's no OS included in the price though?
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July 29, 2010 11:52:57 PM

Proximon said:
That's a great build for the price... you should consider that. That's a very high quality PSU, with a little extra power for the upgrades. Only drawback is it's ugly, but the Lian Li case makes up for it.

I think there's no OS included in the price though?




Alright I have everything chosen except for the cpu/motherboard now.

I will be using my original build, except that I switched the PSU/Case with this as suggested by mrhoshos96.

Now, I can either go with intel or amd for my processor/motherboard combo.

OS included, the intel build with this cpu/mobo combo will amount to $1075


If I go with amd, using the phenom ii X4 this combo, the grand total will be $985 after rebates.

So what it comes down to, is going with the intel build worth the extra $90? I guess I wouldn't mind spending a little extra if it meant a huge performance boost, but I'm currently saving money and would like to buy the parts as soon as possible.
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July 29, 2010 11:56:37 PM

yes but if u go with that 870 mobo you will loose cf capability

no the intel build isn't worth the extra $90 the difference in games is about 1-3 fps
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