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$1000 Budget for Gaming PC

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September 21, 2010 9:08:38 PM

I'm pretty noob at this stuff so please help take a look and give me any suggestions for better value deals or just better choices overall given the price range.

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next 2 weeks or so.

Budget Range: 1000-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, everything else. (playing wow, sc2, and HoN at the moment)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or tigerdirect.com or anything else that's a slick deal :) 

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

Overclocking: Maybe, I don't have much experience with it.

SLI or Crossfire: A possibility if I pick up ff14, as that game is so demanding T~T

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Quiet and sleek :) 



Parts Selection

XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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September 22, 2010 2:27:15 AM

Here are some deals that would save you quite a bit:

Intel Core i5-760
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$359 ($30 combo savings)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W 80 Plus Certified Power Supply (Not as high in efficiency or modular but still very high quality and higher output)
$321 after $35 in rebates ($35 combo savings)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB
OCZ OCZ750FTY 750W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply (Not quite as high end as the XFX or Corsair but still has received good reviews and is modular)
$292 after $35 in rebates ($30 combo savings)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mushkin 4GB DDR3 1600 CL7 (Performance is much better than that Corsair ram for only $7 more and you don't have to deal with the rebate)
$85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (dndhatcher's recommendation)
CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active (Excellent 750W PSU)
$202 after a $10 rebate ($30 combo savings)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (The standard high speed 1TB hard drive)
$75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 22, 2010 3:28:21 AM

wow that's quite a bit of savings just through combos :D 

Thanks for taking the time to search for those.
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