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Looking for an Intel+Nvidia gaming build, $750

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October 11, 2010 1:52:05 AM

Hey everyone,

I haven't built a new computer in almost 7 years, and I don't play too many games (CS 1.6 and WoW). With the expansion coming out in December, i've been thinking about checking it out but refuse to play it on my aging AGP system.

While i'm not huge on other FPS', I really haven't had the system to even try them out on. Would love to if I had the computing power. I'm sick of ATI video cards, and not sure if they've improved but would much rather have an Intel-based processor and an Nvidia video card. If I can get a better system with an AMD processor, i'd be open to hearing about the options.

I've read that with the processor I chose below, I can seriously overclock it and still have a stable system. My question is, how decent would performance be in some demanding games such as CoD or Far Cry? Thanks in advance

Here's my list so far:

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE RC-922M-KWN2-GP Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side window
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$99.99

SRock H55DE3 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$89.99

EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$169.99

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$64.99

Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80616I3530
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$113.99

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...
$87.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$64.99

LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 12X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA 22X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$16.99

TOTAL
$708.92
October 11, 2010 2:10:37 AM

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

I would spend the extra 3$ to get 1.5 volt ram. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Avoids the MIR as well.

I would say you're likely going to get better game performance from the i3, but only in the short term. You seem like you keep your hardware a while, so an AMD Athlon 2 X4 build+ a sata/USB3 mobo would probably make more sense.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... If you want integrated: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

A lot of 1GB GTX are available for not a lot more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|14-127-518^14-127-518-TS%2C14-500-169^14-500-169-TS%2C14-187-115^14-187-115-TS%2C14-261-075^14-261-075-TS%2C14-125-333^14-125-333-TS (in fact, the GB model is only ~9$ more)

or a cheaper 768 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 11, 2010 2:15:16 AM

You are limiting yourself by insisting on Intel in this budget range. You'll simply get better performance at the same price with AMD, and you'll get a longer lasting platform also. LGA 1156 will be replaced with a new platform in just a few months.

Move up 300 bucks and then an Intel build might make more sense, but not here.

X4 955 and Corsair 650TX-C $210 before mir
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ASRock 870 MB with SATA 6GB/S and USB 3 - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin 1333 CL7 - $84
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Faster RAM, always take latency over one step of frequency.

That should get you into a better setup for around the same price.
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October 11, 2010 3:03:10 AM

I must agree go quad core
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