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December 6, 2010 6:52:06 PM

Hello,
I have an incredibly useless hp netbook. At the time I bought it, it was perfect, and financially viable. But NOW, I want to play my various games I've been accumulating.
I definitely do not want to go with a run-of-the-mill Dell, HP, etc.
So- here is my question.
I'd like to know, specifically, what I need to build a gaming desktop completely for under 1000 dollars. Preferably, I'd like it to be as cheap as possible, but I realize quality comes at a price, and I will want to upgrade it in the future. I've done some research, and am flip-flopping between AMD and Intel's i5 650 level processor.
Thanks guys

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December 6, 2010 7:09:49 PM

heres an AMD build

GPU/PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $305
CPU/MOBO- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $270
RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $60
HD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $70
Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $80
CD/DVD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $20

Total - $805 or $735 after the mail in rebates (AR)
and your could add this 64 GB SSD for $99.99 it would improve load times

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hope this helped?

Personally I would wait for intel's new Sandy Bridge line of CPU's they come out early January and will destroy the performance of the AMD X4 line. and will be substantially better then the current i5's. just something to keep in mind there is a lot of good topics in these forums about the new Sandy Bridge CPU's
December 6, 2010 7:26:53 PM

peteypablo319 said:
heres an AMD build

GPU/PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $305
CPU/MOBO- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $270
RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $60
HD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $70
Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $80
CD/DVD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $20

Total - $805 or $735 after the mail in rebates (AR)
and your could add this 64 GB SSD for $99.99 it would improve load times

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hope this helped?

Personally I would wait for intel's new Sandy Bridge line of CPU's they come out early January and will destroy the performance of the AMD X4 line. and will be substantially better then the current i5's. just something to keep in mind there is a lot of good topics in these forums about the new Sandy Bridge CPU's


+^1

I like the offer on the GPU and PSU.

CPU and MOBO is spot on.... Good that you told him about the new sandy bridge c'ming out out in early january.

HDD is spot on.

DVD is well.

But i might get a better case.... something like antec 902 which i absolutly love.... it has awsom feadback is well. You should consider looking at it.

I personally don't know much about SSD's but once i heard that it's not good getting 64Gb meaning the 4 of not the like that it's only 60 version (not sure if it's true :)  ) people say the full 60 or any with (0) on the end is good. (considering a good quality brand is well)
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December 6, 2010 10:30:45 PM

i dont know much bout SSD's either just saw it was on sale so thought it might be good to look into ;) 

Also I didnt really know what he wanted as far as cases go I believe its really a personal preference. If I had the money i think id go with an antec 1200 I just dont have the money right now :(  haha gotta save up for SB!!
December 7, 2010 5:24:14 AM

Yh i wish i had the money too :D 
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December 7, 2010 5:47:25 AM

Quote:
Preferably, I'd like it to be as cheap as possible, but I realize quality comes at a price


$625, Heka Black Edition /w after market cooler + Crossfire capable with HD 6850 and USB/SATA 3.0?


HD6K: single/CF review
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-685...

Over a spread , games aren't quadcore optimised as yet ^^
The Game Rundown: Finding CPU/GPU Bottlenecks, Part 2
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/game-performance-bo...
Quote:
Conclusion: A Trend Toward 3+ Cores

The average optimal number of CPU cores suggested by the test results is 2.75, showing a clear trend towards at least three CPU cores.The question of whether the CPU or GPU is most important is easily answered. If you don't have a multi-core CPU, then upgrade it. If you have a dual-core CPU at around 3 GHz, then invest your money into a graphics card, as most games are GPU-limited. This is not something that will change with new DirectX 11 games.




December 8, 2010 5:59:29 AM

batuchka said:
Quote:
Preferably, I'd like it to be as cheap as possible, but I realize quality comes at a price


$625, Heka Black Edition /w after market cooler + Crossfire capable with HD 6850 and USB/SATA 3.0?
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-2055.jpg

HD6K: single/CF review
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-685...

Over a spread , games aren't quadcore optimised as yet ^^
The Game Rundown: Finding CPU/GPU Bottlenecks, Part 2
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/game-performance-bo...
Quote:
Conclusion: A Trend Toward 3+ Cores

The average optimal number of CPU cores suggested by the test results is 2.75, showing a clear trend towards at least three CPU cores.The question of whether the CPU or GPU is most important is easily answered. If you don't have a multi-core CPU, then upgrade it. If you have a dual-core CPU at around 3 GHz, then invest your money into a graphics card, as most games are GPU-limited. This is not something that will change with new DirectX 11 games.


Yes i would go cheaper on the build as well.

But only on the CPU and MOBO as the new CPUs (sandy bridge) that are comin out in the early jenuary.

Tey will need a mobo with socket 1155 (if im wrong please correct me)


So for a case get ANTEC 902 or cheaper antec 300

Cooler A70 dual fan. Or if you want water cooler go for a H50.

HDD: Samsung sinpoint F3 1TB

For RAM i would get some high quality one, as you got $1000 budget:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This one is CAS LATENC 7 (very good)

PSU:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Thats the basics.
December 8, 2010 2:54:44 PM

yes Sandy bridge is going to be on 1155 boards
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