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August 3, 2010 4:30:29 PM

Here it is...

Originally I was trying to keep it $700 or below, but then this happened. :D 

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August 3, 2010 4:38:18 PM

8 gigs of ram is overkill, get 4 gigs and upgrade your graphics card and cpu, but you havnt stated what you would be using your computer for mostly
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August 3, 2010 4:39:41 PM

rather go for the i5 760 and maybe a 5770 graphics card or a gtx 460
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August 3, 2010 4:50:54 PM

My apologies to all:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Depends on price and what my wife lets me do. :) 

BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) Before rebates $800 (The lower the Better)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Web surfing is moot so: Gaming and Video Streaming (to PS3) are equally important.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Case, Display

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Whatever is cheapest and reliable (So, probably NewEgg?)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I'd like to stay with intel, especially the i5's due to performance. Unless of course there isn't that big of a swing between Intel and AMD

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm really going back and forth between this and the recent $750 gaming rig I read about from a month or two ago. I plan on playing SC2, D3 (when it comes out in a couple years) as well as stream movies to my PS3.
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August 3, 2010 4:53:30 PM

go with an i5 760, a gtx 460 1gb and an asus p7p55d-e pro
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August 3, 2010 4:54:59 PM

or a gigabyte ud4 motherboard
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August 3, 2010 5:16:17 PM

Fnerb said:
Here it is...

Originally I was trying to keep it $700 or below, but then this happened. :D 

http://i.imgur.com/obxQI.png


^ 8gb is overkill, and go with a 5770 video card
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August 3, 2010 7:34:01 PM

here is a build for $795 after $45 rebates and it's cf ready (vey important for future proofing)

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...

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

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

to play game at 1200p you need minimum of a 5850 to play games maxed out and smooth and this build includes one.
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August 3, 2010 7:54:43 PM

mrhoshos96 said:
here is a build for $795 after $45 rebates and it's cf ready (vey important for future proofing)

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...

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

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

to play game at 1200p you need minimum of a 5850 to play games maxed out and smooth and this build includes one.


I'm guessing this will handsomely handle any current games I throw at it?
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August 3, 2010 7:55:26 PM

yep even cryses maxed out
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