Build Advice: $1200 Gaming PC 2.0

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next couple of weeks (before 10/15/2010)

Budget Range: $1200 - $1500 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming/productivity/internet/movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: see parts list

Overclocking: Probably not

SLI or Crossfire: Probably (but I only have only Graphics Card for my initial build)

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I am shooting for a powerful yet reasonably priced gaming pc. I hope that the parts I have picked out are efficient and compatible. Thanks for the help.


Here is what I have picked out :

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity


G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series FM-25S2S-60GBP2 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X etc.

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor

Total Shopping Cart Price: $1,221.90 (After instant rebates)
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  1. Hey, don't post topics twice with just a few tweaks like that.. edit your old one
  2. Mr Pizza said:
    Hey, don't post topics twice with just a few tweaks like that.. edit your old one

    Sorry, I don't mean to have bad forum etiquette. But I changed most of the build, so I thought it justified its own post.
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