New Gaming PC ~$1000

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week.

BUDGET RANGE: $1000 US

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Software Development, Gaming, Movies, Internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, OS (Windows 7 Professional x86 and x64), Monitors

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Anything you feel is reliable.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: TV tuner.

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I have two Dell SP2309W's. http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-7641

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I also have two additional ~700gb WD Element external hard drives that I want to throw as well but I don't want either to be the primary hard drive so be sure to include a main hard drive.

Thanks!
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  1. theamericanstig said:
    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week.

    BUDGET RANGE: $1000 US

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Software Development, Gaming, Movies, Internet

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, OS (Windows 7 Professional x86 and x64), Monitors

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Anything you feel is reliable.

    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

    PARTS PREFERENCES: TV tuner.

    OVERCLOCKING: No

    SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: I have two Dell SP2309W's. http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=320-7641

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I also have two additional ~700gb WD Element external hard drives that I want to throw as well but I don't want either to be the primary hard drive so be sure to include a main hard drive.

    Thanks!


    Just what I might do:

    Case/CD Drive Combo

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.458438

    CPU/Mobo

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.480475

    PSU/HDD

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.466028

    Ram

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231274

    Use the cooling that comes with the CPU.

    That puts you at....560.74 including shipping from Newegg.

    I watch/record a lot of TV personally so here's the VGA and TV Tuner I would go with...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121372

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116036

    Putting you at 982$ including shipping from Newegg.

    If you watch/record smaller amounts of TV then you can cut back on the tuner and get something else better.

    You could also go the Intel CPU route, I'll search around for some of that stuff too.
  2. Is there any significant difference between the processor you listed and the new Intel i-5/i-7 line of processors?
  3. theamericanstig said:
    Is there any significant difference between the processor you listed and the new Intel i-5/i-7 line of processors?


    Probably depends on what your doing, but the i5 - i7 processors will probably be better for most uses. However, the AMD parts are cheaper, and the Mobo will be cheaper as well, which allows for a better VGA, which will come in handy with those 2 monitors.

    Here's a Cheaper TV tuner, and better VGA that will keep you in your price range with the AMD build...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150490&cm_re=radeon_5870-_-14-150-490-_-Product

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116028


    Here's an example Intel build, but I kind of doubt the GTX 460's ability to really get the best out of both of those monitors.


    TV Tuner

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116036

    VGA

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130570

    Ram

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231274

    Case/DVD

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.458438

    PSU/HDD

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.466028

    CPU/Mobo

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.466016

    According to Newegg that puts you at 1000.57$

    Definitely a better computer than the AMD one for most, but like I said, I doubt the 460's ability to handle those 2 monitors. So you may be better off going with the AMD build.
  4. AMD x6 is relevant to software dev in most cases.
  5. What if I throw in an extra $200. How much better would it make it?
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