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September 12, 2010 2:35:34 AM

Hey I was wondering if you would mind helping figure out my build. I have spent 2 weeks looking around and i'm at my wits end, My biggest problem is compatability, My budget for the components is around $850 and, $1100 to include the OS, wireless card, Monitor, and fun stuff like thermal paste. My Intention is to get into pc gaming, but i also just want a good all around pc that i can add to as i go along.

Processor: i5- 750
Motherboard: ( upgradeable to 16gb ddr3) Hdmi would be nice
RAM: (would like to start at 4 gb ddr3)
Graphics Card: (All you)
Hard Drive: at least (.5 tb)
Case: Antec 900 Im pretty set on this case
Power Supply: (all you)
DVD Burner: (all you)

I would really appreciate your insight and a list break down with pricing to include the extras e.g. monitor, mouse, key board, ect. Im also a little flexible on the price so you down have to sacrifice quality.

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September 12, 2010 3:18:51 AM

At about $950, this configuration is what you want to match with an i5 750. The GTX 460 is the right card for gaming at 1920 resolution. Pro: This will run any game you throw at it. Con: Since a 24" monitor would cost about $220, keyboard and mouse $30-$100 depending on your tastes, it would run about $100 over your budget.

If you use a 22" monitor, and game at 1680, you can knock $60 off the monitor, and use an HD 5750 saving another $80, bringing you close to budget.

Intel Core i5-750 $195


G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $75

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W $80

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $75

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner $20

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit $100


ZOTAC ZT-40402-10P GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB $220
September 12, 2010 3:36:49 AM

this combo from Newegg, $611.95:
MSI P55-GD80 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
Thermaltake Armor A90 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis With Cable Management Water Cooling SSD Support And Tool-Less Installation ...
OCZ StealthXstream II OCZ700SXS2 700W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Power Supply
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

MSI Overclocked GeForce GTX 460 + Free Just Cause 2: $224.99, 204.99 after rebate

this is $836.94 before the rebates, $859.82 after shipping, leaving $240.18 of your budget for a monitor and shipping

This 24" Asus monitor is $219.99 with $8.99 shipping:

Total: $1056.93, $1088.80 after shipping.

Oh, wait, you want an OS, wireless N card and Monitor in that $240....

Acer Monitor 1680x1050: $159.99:

Zonet Wireless N Adapter, USB 2.0: $16.99

Windows 7 home, OEM version: $99.99


$1148.68 w/ shipping.

$1108.68 after rebates