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New gaming build--- about 1300$ budget.

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September 22, 2010 12:19:03 AM

My friend is building a new rig. He told me his part list, and to be honest it was pretty terrible. I talked him out of most of it, (Lol, i7-950 etc), and he asked me what I would put in my build. I'm asking you guys what you would put in the build.

Budget: About 1300$.

Uses: He needs it for School, and he games. He plays Microsoft Flight simulator a lot, And he also plays other games like MW2, BC2, and Crysis.

Additional Information: He's using
some shitty Hp, with a crappy 17" monitor, so no useable parts. I have a spare DVD RW I can give him. Don't include that. He prefers Nvidia GPUs, and he says that "X58 is a must" . We live near a micro-center. He wants a HAF-932 case. The 1300$ budget is loose, you can go anywhere from 800$-1300$ if you feel there is limited gain by spending more. He wanted the new "H-70", I had an h 50, tried to talk him out of it..... Pick a good air cooler plox. He wants to hit 4.2ghz+ with a 930, so a good oc mobo (Asus x58 extreme as rock?) is a must. A cheap ssd would also be good. (H e wanted a raptor, i tried to talk him out of it)


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Edit: This is the post that got me to Addict. Woot.
September 22, 2010 1:48:11 AM

"For the last time... you don't need an i7 9XX for games!!!" - Mr. Pizza
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September 22, 2010 2:53:28 PM

You've been around long enough to know to use the proper form.

$1300 is simply pushing it if he wants x58 + SSD + Monitor, especially if he also needs OS, wants good cooling and wants a 932 (which really isn't needed).

You're better of with P55
i7-750 $190
P7p55d-e Pro $180
G SKill eco 4gb $96
HAF 922 $90
F3 1TB $75
XFX 750W BE $130 w/ $15 MIR
5850 $240
SSD 60gb Agility 2 $148

23.6" 1080p monitor $190
Scythe Mugen $40

$1379, but you can get it under $1300 with combo's and rebates. You'll have to make some sacrifices if he also needs an OS.

Personally, I'd forgo a SSD for now and get it in a few months.


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September 22, 2010 3:25:42 PM

SSD wont help you worth crap, so forget that
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September 22, 2010 10:37:39 PM

banthracis said:
You've been around long enough to know to use the proper form.

$1300 is simply pushing it if he wants x58 + SSD + Monitor, especially if he also needs OS, wants good cooling and wants a 932 (which really isn't needed).

You're better of with P55
i7-750 $190
P7p55d-e Pro $180
G SKill eco 4gb $96
HAF 922 $90
F3 1TB $75
XFX 750W BE $130 w/ $15 MIR
5850 $240
SSD 60gb Agility 2 $148

23.6" 1080p monitor $190
Scythe Mugen $40

$1379, but you can get it under $1300 with combo's and rebates. You'll have to make some sacrifices if he also needs an OS.

Personally, I'd forgo a SSD for now and get it in a few months.



No OS needed.
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September 22, 2010 10:38:39 PM

Mr Pizza said:
"For the last time... you don't need an i7 9XX for games!!!" - Mr. Pizza


Cool story bro.

But he needs it for Flight Simulator wich is CPU bound.

Blow me.


Anyways, Heres my build:

Case:
HAf 932: 130$ free ship.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i7-930: 200$ microcenter.

DVD Rw: Free, from me.

Os: Free, from me.

HDD: I think he has an old 500gb lying around. I'l ask him.

PSu: TX-950. 120$ after MIR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: Asus p6td deluxe x58
205$ after MIR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:Gigabyte GTX 480.

432$ after MIR.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Asus VW246H 24" 1080p moniter. 200$ after promo code.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total comes out to 1287$.

HE can get a Hyper 212+ for 20$ from microcenter, that would make 1307$.
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September 22, 2010 10:49:38 PM

It's no story, an i7 9XX hyper threading won't help in games at all, the i5 760 would do the same thing. You have been around so long, you should know this.
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September 22, 2010 10:54:33 PM

Mr Pizza said:
It's no story, an i7 9XX hyper threading won't help in games at all, the i5 760 would do the same thing. You have been around so long, you should know this.


True for 90% of games. SOme games like BC2 (wich he owns) at flight sim (wich he owns) can use the ht and 8 virtual cores.
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September 22, 2010 11:01:29 PM

It's not worth the extra 100 bucks for 1-5 FPS.
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September 22, 2010 11:06:58 PM

Try 0-20 frames of an increase, not 1-5.

And it's an extra 25$ at Mircocenter.


Edit: Just realized my build had no RAM. Anybody know a good cheap 6gb kit?
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