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$1000-$1200 Gaming System

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November 19, 2010 8:20:51 PM

Hey guys, I've built a few systems in the past, but its definitely been a few years, and I've never tried overclocking but I'm willing to learn. My system recently crapped out so I need to get something soon.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $1000-$1200 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (wow, SC2, D3), Internet, Office

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS...I have a decent case and an ATI HD 4770 video card

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference

Country of Origin: I currently live in Germany

Overclocking: Maybe (No AC in my house so it gets hot in the summer ~85F on some days...not sure if this makes a huge difference)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'm willing to update my case and video card now if needed. The case is OK with 3 fans installed, but its not setup to fit something as big as the Radeon 5970. I'd also be OK with waiting a bit to update the video card if something better is on the horizon. Not really interested in water cooling.
November 19, 2010 9:00:08 PM

intel i5 760 - $209

Asus P7P55D-E PRO - $180

you didnt say what your case was, so heres one.
Antec 300 - $60 (70 if you want blue LED)

Gigabyte SuperOverclocked gtx 460 1GB x 2 = $420 (before $10 MIR each)

XFX Black Edition 750W - $130

Spinpoint f3 1tb - $70

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600 Cas 8 - $80

Cooler Master Hyper 212 + - $30

2nd fan for push/pull - $10

Shin-Etsu TIM - $5

total before combos, MIR etc.. = $1194
all prices were from newegg
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November 19, 2010 9:24:26 PM

I disagree with that review, I get 45 with a 5770....
November 19, 2010 9:39:02 PM

Atotalnoob said:
I disagree with that review, I get 45 with a 5770....

At that resolution and that level of AA/AF?
November 19, 2010 9:57:41 PM

heres the settings from
November 19, 2010 10:02:14 PM

ah that is at 2560X1600... I was talking about 1090P
November 19, 2010 10:04:13 PM

hehe. i forgive you for questioning me sources lol
November 19, 2010 10:05:54 PM

lol I didn't apoligize.... ownt.....

we were just talking about different stuff.
November 19, 2010 10:42:07 PM

nah same stuff. We were both talking about this

you were just confused xD
November 19, 2010 10:44:32 PM

lol yeah, I meant I was talking about 1080 and you were talking about 2560X1600...