Advice on gaming Build

Approximate Purchase Date: February 10 My B-day

Budget Range: $1000-1200


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming!


Parts Not Required: OS, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, monitor


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com


Country of Origin: US

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Other: Im not sure of how much power i will need so i choose that one to be on the safe side. but if the price could go lower and have an LED it would be nice.

Case: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112239

CPU:Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

CPU-Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

PSU:CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

MotherB:GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423

GPU:EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130591

CD-DVD SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192

HD:Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

RamCORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP6GX3M3A1600C8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145295

ToTal + Tax + shipping: $1,247.55


Or my friend told me to get this

Combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.573241
GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130591
CD-DVD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192
CPU-Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

ToTal + Tax + shipping: $1,236.90


What Should i Do or Change??
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  1. Buying on February 10 so then revise this build after Sandy Bridge releases
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Sandy-Bridge-Release-Launch-CES-Mooly-Eden,11647.html

    I would go with one of the quad core i5 cpu's and see if you can fit in a stronger gpu.
    Or maybe still buy a current i5 depending on how much the prices drop
  2. Your at that "hard to choose" point where your betwixt an 1156 and 1366 based system. I generally pair the 1156 chipset w/ the 460 GFX cards and the 470 with 1366 builds. IF sticking with the 460, I'd suggest waiting for the 1155 successor to the 1156 Asus Saberetooth. If ya want to stick with the 1366 based build, although you will spend a few more bucks ($65) I'd get your friend's suggested combo and put the following in it for a better balanced system:

    $209 ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5/V2 GeForce GTX 470
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121400

    $40 Scythe SCMG-2100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142

    $20 Asus Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    The 850 watt PSU in the combo will easily support the addition of a 2nd GFX card at a later date.

    If ya wanna watch Blue Ray consider......

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135220
  3. turokk said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: February 10 My B-day

    Budget Range: $1000-1200


    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming!


    Parts Not Required: OS, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, monitor


    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com


    Country of Origin: US

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    Other: Im not sure of how much power i will need so i choose that one to be on the safe side. but if the price could go lower and have an LED it would be nice.

    Case: LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112239

    CPU:Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

    CPU-Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    PSU:CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

    MotherB:GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423

    GPU:EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130591

    CD-DVD SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192

    HD:Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

    RamCORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP6GX3M3A1600C8
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145295

    ToTal + Tax + shipping: $1,247.55


    Or my friend told me to get this

    Combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.573241
    GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130591
    CD-DVD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192
    CPU-Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    ToTal + Tax + shipping: $1,236.90


    What Should i Do or Change??


    IMO for a gaming system you have to much money into your CPU / MOBO / RAM and not enough into the GPU for your rez.

    for 1200 you could do a i5 760 with a GTX 570 that would give you better FPS in games
  4. ohh... could you please post the links to the parts you recommend. this is my first build too :o
  5. select item 1 quantity of item 1
    SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151192
    $15.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192


    select item 2 quantity of item 2
    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119197
    $99.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197


    select item 3 quantity of item 3
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152181
    $54.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181


    select item 4 quantity of item 4
    PNY VCGGTX570XPB GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814133370
    $349.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133370


    select item 5 quantity of item 5
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
    Item #: N82E16820231303
    $69.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303


    select item 6 quantity of item 6
    Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
    Item #: N82E16819115067
    $204.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067


    select item 8 quantity of item 8
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
    Item #: N82E16835103065
    $29.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065


    select item 9 quantity of item 9
    CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active ...
    Item #: N82E16817139007

    ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131621
    $364.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.570951
    Subtotal: $1,190.90
  6. is there any difference in 4gb of ram and 8gb for gaming?
  7. turokk said:
    is there any difference in 4gb of ram and 8gb for gaming?


    For gaming 4 gigs of ram is plenty ( some people say you will need more ram for games ) you can also add more in a year or 2 when that happens.
  8. I would look into SB in a week ( its said to give a 16 % boot in gaming ) but at what cost we dont know yet.
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