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Building Gaming Rig, $1000 budget total

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August 21, 2010 6:46:33 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as the money's ready
BUDGET RANGE: USD $1000 for the entire build, not just the card

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming [Super Street Fighter 4, Blaz Blue], Video Editing

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: None, completely new build. Card and other components will dictate PSU

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: So far I have this: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

With no case chosen yet.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: They must be functional. lol but really any card that works is fine.

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: No monitor chosen yet.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Needs to run cool
a c 153 U Graphics card
August 21, 2010 6:56:13 AM

Can't go wrong with the GTX 460 1Gb. Also do you still need a Case and a ODD? If it need to run cool you should probably pick up some good fans, and a CPU cooler as well.
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August 21, 2010 7:01:03 AM

Helltech said:
Can't go wrong with the GTX 460 1Gb. Also do you still need a Case and a ODD? If it need to run cool you should probably pick up some good fans, and a CPU cooler as well.


Now does manufacturer matter? I was gonna pick an EVGA card but there's an ASUS that's cheaper.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
August 21, 2010 7:03:01 AM

ASUS DirectCU > MSI Cyclone = EVGA imo.

EVGA is amazing and my favorite Nvidia company, but the ASUS DirectCU is very good.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
August 21, 2010 7:15:25 AM

Why wouldn't that fit? Also does your friend need a monitor? What about an operating system? Or does he just need the tower?
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August 21, 2010 7:17:07 AM

Helltech said:
Why wouldn't that fit? Also does your friend need a monitor? What about an operating system? Or does he just need the tower?


It looks like the Southbridge is too close to the PCI slot. At least from what I can see in the example shots.

Most likely a version of Windows 7 64-bit.

Right now he just needs the tower.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
August 21, 2010 7:39:24 AM
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August 21, 2010 3:30:02 PM

Helltech said:
Hmm that does look wierd. I don't like that heatsink placement. how does this look?

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

900~ after Mail In Rebates, and I think thats everything you need... pretty powerful as well.


That's...perfect. I guess i-Core is the new norm.
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a c 153 U Graphics card
August 21, 2010 6:27:01 PM

If you want to spend extra money don't forget about the monitor, keyboard, mouse, operating system, and CPU Heatsink. So just shop around a bit.
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August 28, 2010 12:04:15 AM

Best answer selected by Ryutso.
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