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October 8, 2010 8:42:13 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a month
BUDGET RANGE: About $1000 (Give or take)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Serfing the Internet, Listening to Music
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any reputable site
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. Never done it so dont' know what it intales
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Again maybe. Never done it so dont' know what it intales

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Looks like 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have a dell xps 210 so I can use some of those parts if necessary. Mainly I want a computer that can play WoW and I not have to worry about getting 15fps at 1440x900. don't like the smaller (?) screen sizes like 1280x1024.
October 8, 2010 8:56:05 AM

I built my gf this in june,her monitors also 1440x900 and she gets 30-50 fps in lagaran at busy times and it should be cheap enough to build, dont worry about crossfiring, theres no need with wow, but if you overclock it to say 3.2 Ghz once you get comfortable
If your interested, her pc build is the third link in my sig,


AsRock M3a770de
AMD X3 435 (standard issue cooler)
Sapphire 5770 1Gb
4Gb cheap ram 1333 (My 435 takes 1600Mhz, hers wont)
Cheap case,
600w Storm psu,cheapish make but find whatever suits you though
See how cheap you can find the bits on newegg while you wait for any other answers mate, I'll check back later
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October 8, 2010 8:56:17 AM

^ Within a month, ATI is going to launch newer graphic cards, which would also push down the prices of current cards as well...So you might want to wait till then...
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October 8, 2010 8:58:18 AM

^True, we can sketch out the build and see what AMD do in november :) 
Moto
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October 8, 2010 12:35:42 PM

If u are sticking to that 1440 x 900 i would say $1k way on the high side hehe
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October 8, 2010 12:41:09 PM

hell for 1k on a WoW machine you can throw a monitor in there and get kickass resolution/FPS....WoW is not very hard on PCs at all...TBH SC2 strains a system more
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October 8, 2010 3:59:21 PM

the 1440x900 might be due to the fact that my video card currently is a radeon 1300/1500 series. I just want to get a comp that won't be screaming "scrap me!" in 6 months to a year like my dell xps210 is right now. I'm saying 1k cause I don't want to be limited in my choices.
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October 8, 2010 5:37:16 PM

that was an empty wish list
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October 8, 2010 7:04:05 PM

ok lets try this then :

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128423
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $209.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$30.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$139.99
$109.99

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820145260
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy -$6.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$93.99
$87.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148337
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
$84.99
$79.99
XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814150477
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy -$20.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$279.99
$259.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy $99.99

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
Item #: N82E16819115067
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy $208.99

Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan
Item #: N82E16811147144
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
$59.99
$49.99
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October 8, 2010 7:37:48 PM

that motherboard will not work with the i5 cpu. you want an 1156 motherboard.
You might try this if you don't plan to Crossfire/SLI:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

if yuo want to crossfire/sli, the EVGA micro ATX at $74.99 (8x single, 8x/8x dual) or the ASRock H55 at $144.99 (16x, 8x/8x) are your next best bets.

don't get the Seagate 7200.11 series, there were several flaws. the seagate 7200.12 1 TB is on sale right now for $54.99, its probly worth getting that.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 8, 2010 8:07:17 PM

I couldn't get to the mother board you linked to if i don't plan to crossfire/sli says its not available.

the otther mother boards i couldn't find by price either. don't really know what the 8x or 16x things mean.
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October 8, 2010 8:28:35 PM

the 16x and 8x are measures on the bandwidth on the PCI northbridge that the slots can use. the 1156 chipset can't manage 2 16x PCIe on its main board. it handles this by 3 options: a 16x solo, an 8x always board like the EVGA board, a 16x solo, 8x/8x like the $145 board, or a 16x/4x on some boards (which mean you get 4x/4x in crossfire/sli. horribly slow)

the EVGa board manages 2 SLI/Crossfire ports on a low cost board by limiting it to 8x even if its just one

here, lets try again:

AS Rock motherboard, max 2 sticks of DDR3 ram, 1 PCIe x16 slot, $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


this is an ASRock board with a 16x/4x: $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The EVGa board, which is 8x solo, and 8x/8x dual: $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and this MSI board, a 16x solo, 8x/8x dual for $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 8, 2010 8:33:03 PM

How Does this work for an upgrade? Will I have to do anything in a year or two?

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148445
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$59.99

GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ...
Item #: N82E16814125318
$259.99

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820145260
$87.99

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128405
$104.99

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750
Item #: N82E16819115215
$194.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy $99.99

Rosewill Xtreme Series RX950-D-B 950W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire ...
Item #: N82E16817182097

(Combo'd With)

Rosewill ARMOR Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,Full mesh design front bezel, comes with Six Fans
Item #: N82E16811147047
-$40.00 Combo
$279.98
$179.98


Grand Total: $989.85
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October 9, 2010 12:49:59 AM

Will The Power Supply work for this build? Sorry to be asking so many questions i know i want an I5 cpu and need MS7 and really want the radeon 5850 video card....as far as every thing else. don't really care that much. I would like a good case that is quiet, has a power button on the front and you can see inside of it. Thats why i chose the Rosewill Destroyer. I want to thank everyone in advance for all thier help.

Wish List:
Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1 Rosewill RV2-700 700W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817182173
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
$69.99
$59.99
1 ASRock H55M Pro LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157181
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$20.00 Instant
$109.99
$89.99
1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy $99.99
1 CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820145260
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy -$6.00 Instant
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$93.99
$87.99
1 Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan
Item #: N82E16811147144
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant
$59.99
$49.99
1 XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814150477
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy -$20.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$279.99
$259.99
1 Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
Item #: N82E16819115067
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy $208.99



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January 27, 2012 11:53:02 AM

apeac said:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a month
BUDGET RANGE: About $1000 (Give or take)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Serfing the Internet, Listening to Music
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any reputable site
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: None
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. Never done it so dont' know what it intales
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Again maybe. Never done it so dont' know what it intales

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Looks like 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have a dell xps 210 so I can use some of those parts if necessary. Mainly I want a computer that can play WoW and I not have to worry about getting 15fps at 1440x900. don't like the smaller (?) screen sizes like 1280x1024.



I HAVE AN XPS-210, THAT I JUST PUT IN 4 MEG RAM (had only 2 MB) A GEFORCE GT 520 PCE WITH 1MB ON BOARD & WoW IS GREAT WITH NO OTHER MODS!!!!!!!
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January 27, 2012 2:26:28 PM

why aren't we looking at a sandy bridge, even if it's just an i5 2400?
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January 27, 2012 5:25:38 PM

apeac said:
How Does this work for an upgrade? Will I have to do anything in a year or two?

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148445
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$59.99

GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ...
Item #: N82E16814125318
$259.99

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
Item #: N82E16820145260
$87.99

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128405
$104.99

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750
Item #: N82E16819115215
$194.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy $99.99

Rosewill Xtreme Series RX950-D-B 950W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire ...
Item #: N82E16817182097

(Combo'd With)

Rosewill ARMOR Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,Full mesh design front bezel, comes with Six Fans
Item #: N82E16811147047
-$40.00 Combo
$279.98
$179.98


Grand Total: $989.85

A 5850 for $260??? Rip off. Try the 6870.
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