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First Gaming Build
Oct 24, 2010, 1:43 PM
Bottom Line: Would like to max out current games without breaking the bank. Below is what I've put together so far. I think it's pretty good but am not sure about the micro mobo.
Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible but I'm willing to wait if I can save some significant money in a month or so
Budget Range: $1000 w/o rebates (including monitor). The lower the better, though.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games and surfing
Parts Not Required: Keyboard and mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: none
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1680 and up
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS-324-98
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...
Asus ML238H 23" Full HD Swivel and Tilt adjustable LED Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design
Altogether, this comes in at $861.20 with combo/instant savings (not counting $40 in mail-ins). Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch.
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
first gaming build
Oct 24, 2010, 1:56 PM
23" LCD $150 free ship
$817 in total
Oct 24, 2010, 2:05 PM
Holy jeez, dude. Awesome. I was looking for a way to get a 6850 in there. Looks like I'll be waiting until it's back in stock.
One question: Does 5ms vs 2ms on a monitor make a big difference?
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Oct 24, 2010, 2:08 PM
For me not really ^^ Can always top up and snag a HD 6870
Oct 24, 2010, 2:14 PM
haha. might have to. Thanks again.
Oct 24, 2010, 2:19 PM
Yep happy shopping/building and u are welcomed ^^
Oct 24, 2010, 3:25 PM
Best answer selected by boutyaybig.
Oct 24, 2010, 5:47 PM
Enjoy ya weekends and cheers :P
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