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Best $900-$1000 Gaming rig available - Final builds

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August 10, 2010 5:10:20 PM

Whats up blades! Like my old thread said I'm upgrading from an OLD ass Pentium 4 3.0ghz / Radeon x1600 512. Well the past few days I've been doin a hell of alota reading/surfing/studying up on the new systems/tech ect.. Revolving around the "bang for your buck" theory I've come up with (what i think) is 2 solid builds. I'm leaning a bit torwards Build 2, Few advantages on build 1 BUT - It's $75 more. I'm still very open to comments and suggestions as i want to make this the best build possible =D Thanks again guys!


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP =D


BUDGET RANGE: $900-$1000


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming - HD movies


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor (HP 25" 1080p), Mouse (deathadder), keyboard (Cyborg), DVD Drive (re-using), Hard drive - 750g 7200rpm. (taking it out of my old system, only about a year old)


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg? Open to suggestions


COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S


PARTS PREFERENCES: No pref at this point, but thinking AMD to get the bang for my buck


OVERCLOCKING: Probably not.


SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes


MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1080p 25"


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Want the best/most power for my buck. I have a Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme (few years old) in my old system, i don't thing they've changed much, should i toss it in the new system?



Build - 1 - $909 w/o rebates/shipping









Build - 2 - $979 w/o rebates/shipping ****$60+ in combo savings. Upgraded vid card, motherboard, ram, and debatable on Power Supply compared to Build 1, for $70 more?


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August 10, 2010 5:21:47 PM

Yeah, just get them they are more... compatible ;) 
August 10, 2010 5:51:57 PM

Mr Pizza said:
Yeah, just get them they are more... compatible ;) 


Lol.. While were talking about compatibility does any one know some fantastic ram (ddr3 2x2 - 4g @ 1600) that was designed for the AMD boards/cpu's? The ripjaws I have in this build (build 2) say they are designed for the i5's and i7's.

Also - I'm leaning torward build 2 - Will i need something like this? Artic Cooling freezer 7 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 10, 2010 7:03:00 PM

Ok guys so check this out, I think i've refined build 2 even further. I have managed to fit every piece together in the entire build in combo deals. I feel this refined build has improved RAM over the last and with more combo deals its even cheaper. **Plus they are throwing in the OCZ Diesel 4g flash drive** I'm starting to feel this is the BEST machine that one can build right now for <$1000, Still very open to all comments/suggestions!!


Build - 2 Refined $950 **$85.00+ saved in combo deals, and $111.00 in instant savings = $196.00 in instant savings!! Not inc mail-in's









August 10, 2010 7:03:59 PM

Saleen281 said:
Lol.. While were talking about compatibility does any one know some fantastic ram (ddr3 2x2 - 4g @ 1600) that was designed for the AMD boards/cpu's? The ripjaws I have in this build (build 2) say they are designed for the i5's and i7's.

Also - I'm leaning torward build 2 - Will i need something like this? Artic Cooling freezer 7 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thats just marketing!
August 10, 2010 7:04:39 PM

Saleen281 said:
Ok guys so check this out, I think i've refined build 2 even further. I have managed to fit every piece together in the entire build in combo deals. I feel this refined build has improved RAM over the last and with more combo deals its even cheaper. **Plus they are throwing in the OCZ Diesel 4g flash drive** I'm starting to feel this is the BEST machine that one can build right now for <$1000, Still very open to all comments/suggestions!!


Build - 2 Refined $950 **$85.00+ saved in combo deals, and $111.00 in instant savings = $196.00 in instant savings!! Not inc mail-in's


http://i34.tinypic.com/vrenib.jpg

not good ram, go with the ripjaws
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