First time building a gaming comp!!!! Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: July 30, 2010 12:58 PM in Systems Share varexe July 30, 2010 12:15:52 AM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within this week BUDGET RANGE: 800-900 maybe if necessary can go up to 1000 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, school work, etc PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, mouse, OS. PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or tigerdirect.com since those are the only sites I know COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA PARTS PREFERENCES: I heard Intel is better then AMD so maybe the processor should be Intel. OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: (Not sure what this is) MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 unless I can find a good 1920x1200 at a reasonable price. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want it to look nice but performance is more important to me so if it doesn't have a lot of bling for good performance thats good with me. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Intel H55HC Motherboard & Intel Core i5 650 Processor Bundle Cooler Master RC-942-KKN1 HAF X ATX Full Tower Black Computer Case Sony Optiarc AD-7241S-0B 24x High Speed DVD LightScribe Drive Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply Viewsonic VX2250wm-LED 22" Widescreen LED Monitor EVGA 01G-P3-N959-TR GeForce 9500 GT Video Card Seagate 7200.11 ST31500341AS Barracuda Hard Drive Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory Yea so this is my first comp I'm building so I honestly don't know ***. So please help me out. Thanks More about : time building gaming comp Rancid504 July 30, 2010 2:04:42 AM I am going to suggest an AMD build which will get you more for your money. 1. Case : $90.00 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 2. Processor : $160.00 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808 3. Hard Drive : $55.00 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181 4. Motherboard : $95.00 after rebate : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131366 5. RAM : $95.00 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231275 6. PSU : $80.00 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015 7. Video Card : $200.00 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125317 I would like a more experienced member to either confirm or edit my build as to give varexe the most solid performing build possible. Edit : Changed the motherboard and video card m 0 l varexe July 30, 2010 2:13:01 AM would I need to get any extra cooling fans for the video card or processor also can someone suggest me a good monitor for under $200 m 0 l Related resources First Time Building- Need Cheap Gaming Comp. - Forum First time building gaming comp - Forum First time building gaming comp help - Forum $900ish first time gaming comp build advice - Forum New Build - 600-800 Dollar Gaming Comp First Time!!! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Rancid504 July 30, 2010 2:16:19 AM I have always used the stock hsf that comes with the processor and video card, however I do not overclock my components. Hopefully someone with experience in the overclocking area could give you a better idea. m 0 l batuchka July 30, 2010 10:10:27 AM $820AR m 0 l Rancid504 July 30, 2010 12:51:31 PM I would suggest going with batuchka's build as you get awesome gaming performance without breaking your budget, it seems that combo deals are the way to go. m 0 l mrhoshos96 July 30, 2010 12:58:33 PM read this to learn about crossfire x http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATI_CrossFire here is a build for $957.92 cfx capable cpu+gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... mobo+ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... case+PS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... case review: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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