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Gaming PC Build ~ $1500

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August 6, 2010 10:38:37 AM

Hi all,

Need to build a new pc for gaming. Basically it should be able to play most if not all games at best settings. I've built PCs before but I haven't kept up to date with the latest trends.. Searched around so I sort of have an idea of what's recommended, but I would still like some feedback.

Anyway here goes:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: soon. by next week if possible.

BUDGET RANGE: around $1500. I don't mind going over, but only if there's a good reason to.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: speakers, OS. (I will probably use Windows 7 64 bit)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg or other.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No real preference. Should I go Intel or AMD? if Intel i5 or i7?

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe. If I get a good card, do I need to SLI or Crossfire?

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200


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Here's what I was thinking:

Intel Core i5-750 $195 Processor

ASUS P7P55D Deluxe LGA 1156 $140 after rebate Asus motherboard

or GigaByte GA-P55-UD4P Gigabyte Motherboard

GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB $230 Vid Card

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO - Retail $103 RAM

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA $75 HDD

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W $100 after rebate PSU

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel $90 Case

Monitor I have 2 22" monitors already but can consider a new one.

Anything else I need?

Totals to around $933( with the asus board) without shipping so far

As you can see I'm thinking Intel (mainly cause that's what I'm used to), do I need i7? For i5 or i7 which mobo would you recommend? Lastly for a video card, would a GTX460 play everything these days? Would it be better to get a higher end card (you know for future games... so I don't need to change soon)?

THanks in advance.


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August 6, 2010 10:53:28 AM

^ Stick with i5 7xx It is better suited for gaming...Anything above doesn't offer significant performance gains for the price...
Some suggestions...

Get the newer i5 760-
i5 760 + Gigabyte GTX 460
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo - Newer and has proper implementation SATA 6GB/s and USB3.0
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro + Corsair 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CASE + PSU -
Lian-Li K62 + XFX 650W - Can handle GTX 460 SLI and that case is as good as the HAF...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The GTX 460 is a good card, but not be powerful enough to play all the current games @ max settings...But with the above mobo and PSU, you can go SLI and I should say that SLI nowadays that too with the GTX 460, offers nearly 80-90% gains...
So later on if you want to, get 1 more in SLI...
August 6, 2010 11:01:14 AM

Awesome.

Thanks a lot Gkay for the comments/recommendations.

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