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Gaming system ... unencumbered with knowledge

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November 14, 2010 10:25:11 PM

Been reading here for some time ... and I am about to try my hand at building a system ... for gaming ... with good future expansion ... yet good general purpose daily computer ... I would welcome comments on the compatibility of these components ...

CPU: i5 760 $200

Cooler: CM Hyper 212+ $32

Ram: 4GB Corsair DDR3/1333 $70

MoBo: Asus P7P55D-E Pro $180

GPU: Asus GTX 470 $270

Optical Drive: Samsung CD/DVD Burner $25

HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 $75

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 $90

PSU: Corsair TX750 $90

OS: W 7 Home Premium 64 (OEM) $99

Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers $190

Subtotal: $1321

Thank you for the input ... John
a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2010 3:51:20 AM

^ I couldnt find any 1 bad component in that list... Very good selection IMO...
Have you checked for combos ? Would save a bit...
And how about a SSD? with a few changes here and there without significantly affecting the performance, you can get a SSD in your budget...

Video card - GTX 460 1GB - Even this would be very good for gaming...

Monitor - 21.5" instead of the 23" - Saves about ~$30

PSU - Would easily power GTX 460 SLI
Antec TP 650
10% off w/ promo code AN10, limited offer

So you save ~$120, with some combos, you could save even more...


But its your call though...
a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2010 4:04:09 AM

If u willing to blow that much a take no prisoners frames/$$ gaming heavy rig

Tower w/o GPUs $471AR

2 X HD 6870s $478

HD6K: single/CF review

Scythe MUGEN-2 Rev.B cooler $34


23" LCD $150 Free Ship

OS $100

$1233AR Grand Total
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a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2010 4:38:28 AM

^ If not partial towards Intel and has no issues with overclocking, then the above AMD build would be a far better choice for gaming... ;) 
November 15, 2010 4:33:19 PM

Thanks gkay09 ... I like the slightly cheaper monitor and perhaps graphics card ... and SSD ... I am reading up on installation information ... manuals etc ... this will be my first build ... Jfinet