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Yet another $1000 gaming rig

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July 31, 2010 6:51:37 PM

I've been trying to put together a pc that's absolutely perfect in my mind for under 1000, and I can never seem to get it just right. So I wanted to see some of your suggestions.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: mid to late August

BUDGET RANGE: 900-1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Surfing, gaming, movies, school.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Need everything

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: Not Intel.

OVERCLOCKING: probably not. .Depends on how easy it is, I never really read up on it.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Whatever resolution the preferably 24" monitor has.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 24" monitor, at least 4gb ram, 64bit OS, Radeon GFX.
try to future proof it. Make the PC fully prepared to be upgraded bit by bit later on.

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a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2010 7:23:28 PM

So just to make sure we're clear. You need mouse keyboard OS and a monitor? Plus the tower for 1000 out the door. Right?
a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2010 7:31:14 PM



988 before shipping and MIR
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July 31, 2010 7:54:16 PM

Does XFX make decent PSU's? I haven't heard anything about them besides GFX.
I made a build for a friend a few months back, and we had two RMA Asrock boards, so by personal preference they aren't very reliable. Are they any good?
a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2010 9:16:05 PM

XFX has received glowing reviews on their PSUs. Asrock is considered a 2nd tier Motherboard manufacturer, along the lines of Foxconn. I consider MSI to be somewhere between 1st and 2nd tier.
July 31, 2010 10:23:38 PM
a b 4 Gaming
July 31, 2010 11:56:12 PM

^ is a pretty nice build. I'd use the monitor I linked as it's closer to your 24" goal, but most everything in mrhohos96 is spot on.
August 1, 2010 2:26:53 AM

Wow, just my luck. that ram is gone.
August 1, 2010 10:23:24 AM

these kits are ddr2 not ddr3.
and the ones i listed are great you can set them at atleast 6-7-6-24 without a problem
and the lowest timings you can get for ddr3 is 6-6-6-24.
August 2, 2010 6:28:42 PM

I'll do some research on them, I'm just not fond of the brand.
August 2, 2010 6:32:51 PM

Mushkin is a tier 1 brand it has great quality and reasnable prices

i mean they made the fastest kits of ddr3 for the x58 platafom
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