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Gaming Rig in 700-800$ range!

Last response: in Systems
November 17, 2010 10:47:10 PM

Ive been saving up for the holiday season. Im willing to spend 700-800 dollars on a nice new rig. Im pretty set on an i5 system. And a Coolermaster Storm Scout case. Otherwise im curious as to what everyone thinks i should get. I dont need any HDD. Id be totally down for a SSD but their prices arnt worth it yet to me.

Im waiting for black friday or cyber monday on newegg. Does anyone know if in previous years New Egg gives better deals on a specific day?


a b B Homebuilt system
November 18, 2010 1:52:17 AM

Hey Man I am in the same boat as you. And lucky for you I have been working on the plan for my rig for months.

For the CPU, you wanted an i5, well I thrown together an i5-750 based system you might like.

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - $200

Motherboard: BIOSTAR TH55B HD LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX - $90

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - $140

Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity - $200

PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC - $90

Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA - $16

Total: $740

November 18, 2010 2:01:52 AM

im not too comfortable with Biostar.

Ive been checkin out the ASUS Maximus III Gene MATX board for $150

and im only thinkin ill need 4 gb of mem which would be around 70 so i guess that kinda evens things out right?
a b B Homebuilt system
November 18, 2010 2:19:05 AM

ASUS is good, and yes 4GB of DDR-1600 would be fine, I actually had it at that, but I was like you might want more.