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Sub $1000 Gaming Build

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December 22, 2010 11:45:47 PM

I am looking for a solid sub $1,000 gaming build. Although I have a $1,000 budget, if I can cut costs without significantly decreasing performance I will.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next few days.

Budget Range: < $1,000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, movies, internet

Parts Not Required: Mouse, keyboard, speakers, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Not initially, unless its worth the $.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: N/A


I have been reading different posts and put together the system below:

CPU ($205): Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield (I considered the AMD 1090T, but everything I read showed the i5 outperforming it)

CPU Cooler ($30.00): Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Motherboard ($190.00): ASUS P7P55D-E Pro

GPU ($250): EVGA GeForce GTX 470 1.2 GB (Also considered the Radeon HD5870)

Memory ($70.00): G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600

PSU ($90.00): Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W

HD ($100.00): Samsung F3R HE103SJ 1TB

Case ($70.00): Antec 300

Drive ($17.00): Lite-on iHAS124-04 OEM

Total - $1,022.00

Let me know what you think.


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December 22, 2010 11:49:31 PM

The GTX 460 (choose a 1 gb model) is available for nearly $100 less; yet, add a 2nd one later in SLI, and it is quite a formidable performing pair at a still moderate cost!
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December 22, 2010 11:59:12 PM

Your choice of the gtx 470 is fine, 460 sli will not be necessary for your resolution

haf 912, 10 bucks saved: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Your choice of case is also great, just consider this one.

Preferably wait until sandy bridge, but if you must purchase now build looks solid
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December 23, 2010 12:05:20 AM

For the gfx, the HD6870 does a better job than the 470 for less. Also, if you SLi two 6850s, it'll be a little over $300 but much better than any $300 single card that's out right now. Lastly, seeing as you live in the US, if you have a local microcenter near you, you can pick up an i7 950 CPU for only $200, which is obviously worlds better than the i5-760: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0346210
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