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Im looking to build a gaming computer

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August 7, 2010 5:55:27 AM

For 1000-1200 bucks. In the future i want to go cross fire/SLI. Looking for best gaming performance as cheap as i can get it really.
Only need 1 graphics card at first. Playing games like; WoW, SCII.. will be playing in the future; Final Fantasy 14, SWTOR, WoW:Cataclysm, Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium.. when those games come out. Thank you for any help.

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August 7, 2010 6:27:51 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next week to a month.

BUDGET RANGE: 800-1200



PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg is most comfortable with but really anywhere is fine.


PARTS PREFERENCES: Include case too.

OVERCLOCKING: Eh. Doubt it but maybe i guess.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Definetly compatibility required

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Buying new monitor in month or two so im aiming high!

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: No need for frills. Looking for best performance for lowest price i can get. Include OS too. Need something that will last.

D: good?
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a b Ý World of Warcraft
August 7, 2010 6:29:49 AM

What would be your current display's native resolution or what resolution do u game on? Not sure we could help ya if u state LCD make/model ^^
August 7, 2010 6:32:32 AM

batuchka said:
What would be your current display's native resolution or what resolution do u game on? Not sure we could help ya if u state LCD make/model ^^

Dont know current monitors make etc. at the moment and cant check cause my girlfriends been using it since old computer died. 1600x1200 i think is resolution. But in time im looking to buy something with highest resolution i can get with best quality. Im still looking into that, good refresh rate etc.
August 7, 2010 2:21:54 PM

Can you post a wishlist for those? :D 
August 8, 2010 1:49:06 AM

I have a friend of mine who is tech savy and he made this build for me

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1 AMD%20Phenom%20II%20X6%201055T%20Thuban%202.8GHz%20Socket%20AM3%20125W %20Six-Core%20Desktop%20Processor%20HDT55TFBGRBOX AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
Item #: N82E16819103851
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
1 Logitech%20G15%202-Tone%20USB%20 Wired%20Standard%20Gaming%20Keyboard Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard
Item #: N82E16823126034
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
1 GeIL%204GB%20%282%20x%202GB%29%20240-Pin%20DDR3%20SDRAM%20 DDR3%201333%20%28PC3%2010660%29%20Dual%20Channel%20Kit%20Desktop%20Memory%20Model%20 GV34GB1333C9DC GeIL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GV34GB1333C9DC
Item #: N82E16820144266
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
1 Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136534
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$20.00 Instant
1 OCZ%20ModXStream%20Pro%20OCZ700MXSP%20700W%20ATX12V%20V2.2%20/%20EPS12V%20SLI%20 Certified%20CrossFire%20Ready%2080%20PLUS%20Certified%20Modular%20Active%20PFC%20Power%20 Supply%20compatible%20with%20core%20i7 OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7
Item #: N82E16817341018
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$50.00 Instant
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
1 Antec%20Three%20 Hundred%20Black%20Steel%20ATX%20Mid%20Tower%20Computer%20Case Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129042
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
1 SAMSUNG%2024x%20DVD%20Burner%20-%20Bulk%20SATA%20Model%20SH-S243N/BEBS%20LightScribe%20 Support SAMSUNG 24x DVD Burner - Bulk SATA Model SH-S243N/BEBS LightScribe Support
Item #: N82E16827151216
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
1 MSI%20790X-G45%20AM3%20AMD%20790X%20ATX%20AMD %20Motherboard MSI 790X-G45 AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130249
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
1 Microsoft %20Windows%207%20Home%20Premium%2064-bit%201-Pack%20for%20System%20Builders Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
2 GIGABYTE%20GV-R583UD-1GD%20Radeon%20HD%205830%201GB%20256-bit %20GDDR5%20PCI%20Express%202.1%20x16%20HDCP%20Ready%20Video%20Card GIGABYTE GV-R583UD-1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Item #: N82E16814125317
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
1 ARCTIC%20COOLING%20Freezer%2064%20 Pro%2092mm%20Ceramic%20CPU%20Cooler ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm Ceramic CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835185125
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Which comes out to 1214.73. He recommends a possible cpu downgrade to a quad for a better price and an upgrade in cards if needed. Can anyone give me any feedback on the build he suggested compared to the other build on here?
December 8, 2010 6:02:53 PM


1. ASUS P6TD motherboard ($240)
2. Core i7 950 ($300) (Overclock it to 3.6 Mhz w/ air cooling and keep the voltages at stock)
3. Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU cooler (Trust me, for this price, you honestly can't beat it) ($30)
4. Corsair Dominator 6 GB RAM, DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) ($130)
5. Corsair 750W Power supply (You'll notice that video card makers will over-estimate the PS needed to power their cards) ($110)
6. ASUS ENGTX570/2DI/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB ($350)

Those are the basics that I would suggest. You can choose the DVD/CD-ROM drive, and case. If you're over-budget try getting a 5870 or 5770 ATI graphic card.

This is getting very close to the maximum of your budget, but currently my system is:

P6T Asus motherboard
i7-920 overclocked to 3.6 with air cooling without any voltage changes and the temps are ~30s-50s (load)
Same air cooler as suggested
6 GB of Patriot 1600 memory
NZXT case (damn, forgot the name of it. It was around $100)

I hope this helps!!!!
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2010 8:58:24 PM

I believe I'd start with the Asus 790FX / PhII 945 combo for $244 and keep an eye out for a HD 58/6870 / 750w PSU combo in the $340 range.

Because there is this GSkill 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 kit for $80 that is on the QVL list.

That's about $665.

My intention would be to run that PhII 945 at 15x250MHz - and to snag a second HD 58/6870 when they drop below $200.

But first you have to make a decision on your monitor(s) - lotta ways to go here. I have my hopes you are in for an HD projector - LOL