~1200 PC FOR GAMING Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 25, 2010 10:05 PM in Systems Share maveric29 August 24, 2010 5:19:37 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 WEEKS BUDGET RANGE: 1200) Before (I plan on taking advantage of any MIR's but i'm not counting on them) SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, excel. PARTS NOT REQUIRED: everything is going to be brand new. PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type AMD/ATI is what i usually stick with. OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe not any time soon though if ever MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet PC, nothing fancy. Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Mobo: MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Video: GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... Proc: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL SSD: (for launching windows 7 and teh swap disk) Corsair Nova CSSD-V32GB2-BRKT 2.5" 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) HDD: (definitly want at least 1TB) Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Monitor: (want at least 1080i and 23" ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM Optical: (considering adding in a Blue ray drive maybe even a BR burner and just tacking that on over budget. ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM all this puts me at around $1,200 after shipping and adding on a mouse and keyboard and a few other small parts. your thoughts are greatly appriceiated. More about : 1200 gaming zucchini August 24, 2010 5:31:44 PM only two things i would change would be the motherboard and ram. would pick up a 890gx motherboard instead (any brand works) and this memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... p.s lose the ssd. all you will get out of it is loading windows faster. i would use that money to buy another 5770. it would help you alot more in gaming than that ssd will. rainvie1 August 24, 2010 5:32:32 PM this SSD has better timings and is cheaper. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... also consider: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This hard drive is faster, has larger platters, and is cheaper. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... cheaper DVD drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thats not a very good PSU, try a corsair. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... the PSU costs a little more, but the savings on the other parts should more than cover it, and the quality is better. Related resources Gaming PC - 1200£ - Forum Looking For Good Gaming PC for Around $1200 - Forum Gaming/Game Designer PC 1200ish dollor build - Forum Advice needed on £1200 Gaming PC thanks - Forum Looking for a 1000-1200$ gaming pc build. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer zucchini August 24, 2010 5:37:21 PM good power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... zucchini August 24, 2010 5:41:36 PM also, if you don't think you will overclock your cpu i would get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... instead, but stick with the black if you think you might. getting the 945 will save ya money maveric29 August 24, 2010 5:53:02 PM wow that was quick, im glad i did this thank you very much. i had my questions about the actual benefits of the SSD but a friend of mine was very convincing. i guess ill have to do some more research. thank you again. maveric29 August 24, 2010 6:58:00 PM zucchini said:only two things i would change would be the motherboard and ram. would pick up a 890gx motherboard instead (any brand works) and this memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... p.s lose the ssd. all you will get out of it is loading windows faster. i would use that money to buy another 5770. it would help you alot more in gaming than that ssd will. as far as this chipset goes, all the ones i see listed on new egg have an on board video card, does this have any benifit/cost considering i plan on having a discreet gfx card? rainvie1 August 25, 2010 12:53:32 PM onboard video is only there as back up or for those without discrete cards. if you plug into a discrete card, you can ignore it. maveric29 August 25, 2010 9:38:30 PM Got a question regarding this build, i found an old sound blaster audigy 2 in one of my old builds from a few years ago, would this add any benefit to this new system? mosox August 25, 2010 10:05:14 PM You should get a HD5850 in your budget, you can get a SSD later. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 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