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Gaming PC <$1300 suggestions?

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December 15, 2010 11:45:31 PM

This is my first gaming pc build and I need some help with what parts to choose.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next two weeks

Budget Range: <1300 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, everyday computing,

Parts Not Required: OS, Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, Dvd/CD drive.

Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, later on


From Newegg:


NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

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


That's all I really require in terms of what I want. Any builds you guys think would be the best for my budget (and case) would be great!! Thanks!!!

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December 16, 2010 12:35:06 AM

can you wait for 2 more weeks
Well Then you could go for the intel's powerhouses else if you cant wait go with i7 950 + GTX 570
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December 16, 2010 1:51:52 AM

if you live near a microcenter: CPU
Mobo & just swap the CPU and Mobo out in the below build.



Case:NZXT Phantom (Free Ship) $109.99

CPU/Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $337.39

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.99 (Sale)

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.99

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $349.99 (Based on what you asked for)
(My Recommendation(s) ATi 6950
if your monitor
resolution is under 1920 x 1080 ATi 6870


Total: 1017.94

Optional Upgrades:

SSD $99.99

Total: 1117.95
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December 16, 2010 2:08:41 AM



That's what I'm looking at right now. Any suggestions?
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December 16, 2010 2:20:12 AM

ry138 said:
http://i692.photobucket.com/albums/vv282/ry138/Computerbuild.jpg

That's what I'm looking at right now. Any suggestions?



That cpu is not compatible with the motherboard you selected. The cpu is socket 1156 and the motherboard is 1366. You need to either keep the cpu and pick an 1156 socket board or go to the i7 950 with that board

also if you get that board and the i7 950 then you need to get triple channel memory. (3x2gb)
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Anonymous
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December 16, 2010 2:21:43 AM

that motherboard is only compatatible with i7 9xxx series ie LGA 1366
For i5 Go For LGA 1156
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December 16, 2010 3:40:41 AM

CPU/Cooler: i7 + Noctua $365
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Motherboard/Ram: X58 Sabertooth + 2x3GB G.Skill $255
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU: EVGA GTX 570 $350
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Samsung F3 1TB $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner: LG DVD Burner $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: HAF 922 $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: XFX 850W $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can replace the case with the one you like if you want

Total: $1284
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December 16, 2010 12:31:59 PM

Is the gold rating worth the 30 dollar premium? Also the XFX has a 20 dollar mail in rebate to boot.

Just a question
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December 16, 2010 1:07:31 PM

jasonh8806 said:
Is the gold rating worth the 30 dollar premium? Also the XFX has a 20 dollar mail in rebate to boot.

Just a question

its not. compared to 80PLUS Silver PSU's the difference between efficiency is LESS than a 5% gain.
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