$900 - $1100 Gaming build

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

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

    
    [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215] CPU: Intel Core i5 750 ($200) [/url] 
  2. 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=N82E16824236059

    And another
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236086

    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=N82E16824005126
    I use this one and did a ton of research before buying.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. The X4 945 isn't going to be much of an overclocker either. Of those two choices the Intel is way better.

    This would be the better choice:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.430431
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