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$800-1000 Gaming PC

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December 8, 2010 3:09:33 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Between now and Christmas


Budget Range: $800-1000 USD


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


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: United States


Parts Preferences:None


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Yes


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: Will probably buy my GPU's later on, same with aftermarket cooler and other accessories, PSU must be modular.
Utilizing Fuzion Technology, so I'll use a 460 and a 5970 or something probably, just a guess. My chosen parts below can be recommended to change. Thanks!

Also, reason I chose the hex-core is because in the long run it'll be better than a 760 or 750 i5 and I'm wondering if I should get 2 sets of that same RAM package, or maybe get a better 4 gig RAM set, what would be better? or would 4 gigs of what I chose be fine?


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AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX


MSI 870A FUZION AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH


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


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


SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model TS-H663C/UOAH - OEM


Asus VE248H Black 24" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers

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December 8, 2010 8:08:28 AM

Someone asked me this same question yesterday but on the lower end of that budget range i.e $800 USD and just straight up single beefy GPU set up all the way so
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December 8, 2010 10:36:55 AM

if you go 6-core, get at least a 1075t.

I don't see a vid card in he original build, but a HD 6870 or GTX 470 are plenty powerful. The GTX 570 is also nice if you can afford its $350 price tag
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December 8, 2010 11:17:18 AM

If you wanna start gaming right after setup I think this is a great build for you :

Motherboard & CPU Combo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$495 AR

Memory ( 2 x 4GB ) (8GB) :

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

$125 AR

HDD: (1TB)

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

$80

GPU:

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

$260 ( ITS SLI & CROSSFIRE READY FOR WHEN U UPDATE YOUR SYSTEM )

CD/DVD:

ANY
(doesn'y matter)

Case:
COOLER MASTER :

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

$40

It comes to exactly 1000, but you still need that psu you want and a shitty little CD drive

IMO, just spend the extra 80 - 100 bucks getting the psu and CD drive and you'll have a great PC ready for you when your done

Hope this helped :) 
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December 8, 2010 1:13:32 PM

so, let me get this straight: Your suggestion for an $800 budget is a $1200 computer?
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December 8, 2010 6:56:58 PM

Not really, you see his budget is stated as $800 - $1000, I reccommended to him that he spend an extra 100 dollars. If he really feels lke it get 6GB ram, and maybe a lesser video card. But if he is already willing to spend 1000 bucks I dont think an extra hundred bucks to make a BIG difference in computing is a problem. But that is not for me nor you to decide, but rather him. My suggestion to you is to not flame and get your post count higher by making useless comments, you're here to help him. If he doesn't like my suggestion he won't use it and I'll reccommend something different, but if he can manage to decide on purchasing at least one piece of hardware that I reccomended I've already helped him more than you. So here's what to get straight: Next time instead of making incoharent comments post your own build and suggest something worthy of reading.
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December 11, 2010 6:11:12 AM

I'm going with the 1055t because I'm going to be overclocking anyways, and I don't think I need an i7 950. This setup I want to last long, but this purchase won't be the end, I'll be upgrading with a new GPU and more RAM, etc, along the way, this is to just get me started.

Sadly, I think I'm going to have to drop my budget from $1000 to $900, as well.

Question about the HDD though, I hear a lot about the Spinpoints, what's so great about them compared to what I chose?
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December 11, 2010 6:32:47 AM

Nope, too far out.
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December 12, 2010 11:41:43 AM

a note: The 1075t tends to overclock easier
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