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November 14, 2010 3:16:38 PM

Hello,
best computer build for less than 1000 dollars.

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November 14, 2010 3:23:03 PM

hi im looking for help building a gaming computer for less than 1000 dollars any help would be appreciated.
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November 14, 2010 4:26:11 PM

how does that cpu compare to an I7 920
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November 14, 2010 4:26:28 PM

and the gpu to a gtx 460
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November 14, 2010 4:43:21 PM

AMD processors are better for gaming, if your doing video editing or heavy photoshop usage you should be using an i7-950 or a hexacore AMD CPU,
the 6870 destroys the GTX 460.
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November 14, 2010 4:47:00 PM

even though 6850 is whats going against the gtx 460 which also destroys the 460.
^^
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November 14, 2010 4:51:30 PM

and this will allow me to play all games on high at a good res with playable frames
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November 14, 2010 4:58:47 PM

whats your resolution?
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November 14, 2010 5:14:33 PM

1440 x 900
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November 14, 2010 5:16:13 PM

what would be the best intel cpu i could get for that price
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November 14, 2010 5:20:25 PM

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T what about this
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November 14, 2010 5:34:30 PM

the 6870 can play any game at that resolution.
& if your'e just gaming you don't need an intel CPU
The 1090T is a Hexacore processor,
you really dont even need thata Quad Core Processor like the one in the build would do fine.
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November 14, 2010 9:32:49 PM

HeyImGodly said:
AMD processors are better for gaming.

that's extremely false. The i5 750 will outperform an amd phenom II x4 955 in everything. It's much better in video editing/encoding etc.. But it's still better in games. The amd is just a good choice for lower budgets because it allows for more $ for a better gpu.
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November 14, 2010 9:39:23 PM

Do you mind compiling a parts list for the best gaming pc for under 1000 for me. Id like to get multiple opinions.
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November 14, 2010 10:06:04 PM

vindictive said:
that's extremely false. The i5 750 will outperform an amd phenom II x4 955 in everything. It's much better in video editing/encoding etc.. But it's still better in games. The amd is just a good choice for lower budgets because it allows for more $ for a better gpu.


i meant for his budget. >.<
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November 14, 2010 10:08:55 PM

sorry m8. kyyboard is broke usin on screen.....
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November 14, 2010 10:19:38 PM

shaun413 said:
Do you mind compiling a parts list for the best gaming pc for under 1000 for me. Id like to get multiple opinions.


There's sticky'ed links at the top of the Systems Forum with all sorts of build for all sorts of price ranges. $1k is one of the standards and in that thread there are at least 5 good builds.
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November 14, 2010 10:36:58 PM

could you link one of them for me.
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November 14, 2010 11:12:22 PM

davewolfgang said:
There's sticky'ed links at the top of the Systems Forum with all sorts of build for all sorts of price ranges. $1k is one of the standards and in that thread there are at least 5 good builds.


theres usually only like one guy who actually follows the "budget" part though.
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November 14, 2010 11:17:19 PM

ok so what do you think i should do. i want something that can play games on high settings with 40 plus fps. and it needs to be at max 1000 dollars.
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November 15, 2010 12:03:58 AM

The title of this topic has been edited by Buwish
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November 16, 2010 11:26:04 PM

Any other ideas?
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November 16, 2010 11:53:35 PM

Intel i5 760 2.8 Ghz lga 1156 - $209


Asus p7p55d-e Pro USB 3.0, Sata III - $180


RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600 Cas 7 - $80


GPU: XFX Radeon 6850 1GB - $200


Case: Antec 300 - $60


PSU: Antec Earthwatts 650W - $63 after 10% off promo code


HDD: Samsung Spinpoint f3 1TB - $70


Lite-On 24x DVD burner/reader - $20


OS: Windows 7 home OEM - $95


= $997 Prices are all from newegg.com
if you want a CPU Cooler get the Hyper 212+ ($30) and Shin-Etsu TIM ($5) makes the total $1033. With Combo's you should be able to get all for under 1k
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November 17, 2010 12:00:02 AM

will this rig pretty much play anything at 1440x900. and any othe gpus you would recomend
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November 17, 2010 12:16:42 AM

what if i where to go with an amd phenom ii x4 955
with an amd 6870, would that be better
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November 17, 2010 12:56:09 AM

shaun413 said:
what if i where to go with an amd phenom ii x4 955
with an amd 6870, would that be better

are you planning to Crossfire in the future?
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November 17, 2010 5:46:46 PM

probably not
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November 17, 2010 5:55:30 PM

basically it just comes down to if you want amd or intel.
because the 6850 can be OCed up the 6870 speed, but the 6870 doesn't OC much.
look at this http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/109?vs=88
this is the i5 750, i suggested the 760 so it'd be higher.
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November 17, 2010 5:59:50 PM

well i really dont have much experience with oc but im willing to give it a try. i just want to be able to play games at high settings. im looking for the absolute best pc i can build for my money
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November 17, 2010 7:14:14 PM

so what would you reccomend
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November 17, 2010 8:05:10 PM

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November 17, 2010 8:05:43 PM

i'd get the amd system and the 6870 with your budget if its just for gaming.
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November 17, 2010 8:12:32 PM

ok so can you make a list of parts for me with that
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November 27, 2010 6:08:29 PM

Best answer selected by shaun413.
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November 27, 2010 7:48:10 PM

so let me get this straight..
you gave vindictive the best answer because he basically told you i gave you the best build..?
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November 27, 2010 11:07:27 PM

LOLOLOLOL
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