Need Advice on Gaming PC

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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  1. 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:
  2. Hmm for $600ish tower alone you could actually land a HD 6850 crossfire capable config, unlocked multi Heka X3 Black Edition with after market HSF and USB/SATA 3.0 for icing on the cake :P


    HD6K: single/CF review
  3. ^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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    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.
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