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$1000ish gaming rebuild

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January 6, 2011 2:00:26 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: within next month


Budget Range: $1000ish


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, and those listed below if will work


Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: any that work together


Overclocking: prob. not


SLI or Crossfire: , depends on ease of setup


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: have the following parts I would like to reuse...

- Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

- Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive (2 of these in raid 0 currently)

- SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner With LightScribe Technology


also have a big side panel for the thermaltake case with a fan on it.

would like to reuse what I can, but want a SSD for the operating system and the HDDs for just data, am open to anything or ideas in general, dont know where to start, would like Nvidia and Intel chipsets as I know them the best, but have been out of the loop for a bit tech wise...appreciate any help for good compatability, etc..

thanks in advance:-)

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January 6, 2011 2:04:43 AM

also forgot to mention I have a Samsung XL2370-1 23" LED monitor to use it on...if it matters:-)
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January 6, 2011 4:13:47 AM

^ Dont be in a hurry to buy the parts, Intel has just launched their newer i5 and i7 CPUs, and they are yet to show up in retail, which will happen very soon, so I would suggest you wait till then,...
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January 6, 2011 9:36:58 AM

not lookin for SOTA here, need to get a machine that works and can get me back in the saddle playin wise.

so when they launch the newer i5 and i7s it will drop the price of what is out there, or they are SO much better that it will be worth it?

still, I need a place to start, lol...

thanks, tryin to convince my wife this is the way to go instead of buying a prebuilt and going that route:-)
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January 6, 2011 11:42:20 AM

A good, decently-sized (80GB min) SSD will cost around $200. That leaves you with $800. That should be enough for i5, hopefully SB if mobo prices are reasonable.
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January 6, 2011 8:39:44 PM

so an i5 with this new SB that gkay was talking about with a "nice" vid card would work flawlessly? I am looking for something that will last me a good 2+ years playing most games at "high" settings.....figure 4-6 gigs ram and a good moboard will be needed also...guess I dont know how much of a difference in "gaming" performance the i5-i7 chipsets are, but getting the most bang for my buck is what I am looking for...

thanks for the help already guyz:-)
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January 7, 2011 2:10:58 AM

^ One the CPU side, the SBs should easily handle for more than a couple of years,...
Maybe a graphic card upgrade later on - depends on your requirements though,...
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