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Need Advice on Gaming PC

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December 6, 2010 2:55:46 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Between now and Christmas

Budget Range: USD 600-1000(see below)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, microphone

Preferred Website for Parts:

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: None really, just quality parts.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'll be getting my parts from a friend of mine who sets me up with discounts. I'll be spending about $600 but I don't know what the true value will be, at least $600 to even $1000, not sure yet. PSU must be modular and case needs to have a window.


These items can be recommended to be changed, this is just my idea so far.

NZXT TEMPEST EVO Crafted Series TEVO-001BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Asus VE248H Black 24" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 10,000,000:1

ASUS P7P55D-E LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760

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December 6, 2010 4:05:21 AM

HD: Use Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - its faster, cheaper.

Mobo: Its ok, does not support either crossfire or SLI. So you are "limited" to one video card. Which is fine.

CPU: Fine.

Vid Card: GTX 460 1GB is very good for 1920 resolution.

Memory: 2x2GB DDR3, 1333 cl9

PSU: For one vid card, 520W is fine:
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December 7, 2010 2:55:17 PM

^weird ram.

And GTX 460 vs Radeon 6850 are about equal.
So basically the OP needs to pick intel or AMD.

Also I don't really like rosewill cases but cases are a personal opinion mostly anyway.

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December 7, 2010 5:55:09 PM

G Skill has a 4gb ddr3 1333 cas 9 kit for same $53

I'd also spend a little money and get a better PSU. ATNG isn't bad for the budget level (only Rosewill PSU I'd even remotely consider are made by them), but their PSU's don't last very long.

A corsair 650TX is available for $61 after MIR and promo code right now and is worth considering.
December 15, 2010 1:04:51 AM

Best answer selected by Sirslicey.