First Build - Would like your thoughts

Here it is...

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

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  1. 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
  2. rather go for the i5 760 and maybe a 5770 graphics card or a gtx 460
  3. 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.
  4. go with an i5 760, a gtx 460 1gb and an asus p7p55d-e pro
  5. or a gigabyte ud4 motherboard
  6. 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
  7. 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?ItemList=Combo.460526

    mobo+ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.453743

    case+psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.469945

    hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136180

    to play game at 1200p you need minimum of a 5850 to play games maxed out and smooth and this build includes one.
  8. 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?ItemList=Combo.460526

    mobo+ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.453743

    case+psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.469945

    hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136180

    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?
  9. yep even cryses maxed out
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