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February 12, 2011 5:18:46 PM

Hi there i would like to build a good gaming system about 900 bucks to spend.
Just care about gaming play rift/wow/1st person shooters...
Also i have already that i got from xmas so i just need other parts to build 1st time doing this please incude stuff i need thanks so much.

Ultra X4 750-Watt Modular Power Supply
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

PNY XLR8 GTX 460 1024 MB GDDR5 Overclocked PCI-Express 2.0 DVI-I+DVI-I+Mini HDMI Graphics Card VCGGTX4601XPB-OC
http://www.amazon.com/PNY-Overclocked-PCI-Express-Graph...

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February 12, 2011 5:27:06 PM

I am too looking to build system in a weak. So I am not gonna give any advise, but rather opinion.

cpu: i5-2500K
motherboard: P67 (have to wait til April)
ram: 1x4gb ddr3 corsair 1333mhz for 50$ -20$MIR right now on TigerDirect.com
Here is little better price on the gtx460 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My limit is 650 w\o monitor, and I will manage to fit in there. For your money it possible to go with better gpu or cpu.
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February 12, 2011 5:38:36 PM

pankadin said:
Hi there i would like to build a good gaming system about 900 bucks to spend.
Just care about gaming play rift/wow/1st person shooters...
Also i have already that i got from xmas so i just need other parts to build 1st time doing this please incude stuff i need thanks so much.

Ultra X4 750-Watt Modular Power Supply
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

PNY XLR8 GTX 460 1024 MB GDDR5 Overclocked PCI-Express 2.0 DVI-I+DVI-I+Mini HDMI Graphics Card VCGGTX4601XPB-OC
http://www.amazon.com/PNY-Overclocked-PCI-Express-Graph...


If that psu is still NIB, send it back and get the money. For $900 you can have a decent Sandy Bridge build.
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February 12, 2011 5:40:57 PM

dimamu15 said:
I am too looking to build system in a weak. So I am not gonna give any advise, but rather opinion.

cpu: i5-2500K
motherboard: P67 (have to wait til April)
ram: 4x1gb ddr3 corsair 1333mhz for 50$ -20$MIR right now on TigerDirect.com
Here is little better price on the gtx460 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My limit is 650 w\o monitor, and I will manage to fit in there. For your money it possible to go with better gpu or cpu.

Never ever get 4x1gb of RAM. You do not want all your RAM slots filled up creating heat, also it leaves zero path for adding more not to mention that deal at TigerDirect is a complete rip off.

You can get decent Mushkin RAM at newegg (2x2gb) for $40 and free shipping.
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February 12, 2011 5:44:03 PM

900 dollar on top of those 2 items i got them at xmas for present so i didnt pay anything ... i dont wanna wait for sandy im going to be ordering tomorrow or monday . wish i could get sandy now.. but can so please help thinking i7 760? maybe
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February 12, 2011 6:25:18 PM

Why_Me said:
Never ever get 4x1gb of RAM. You do not want all your RAM slots filled up creating heat, also it leaves zero path for adding more not to mention that deal at TigerDirect is a complete rip off.

You can get decent Mushkin RAM at newegg (2x2gb) for $40 and free shipping.


I think I made a mistake with 4x1. It is one stick 4GB Ram.
Sorry =P

will fix my previous post.

I think you have a sufficient money for i7 instead of SB or older i5-760. It is waste of money to buy i5-760 now that it is only 20$ cheaper. But I am not sure how older i7 is better then i5-760 and SB(probably even beats older i7). I don't want to wait too. Even considering buying cheap cpu+mobo combo on newegg (100-200$). But I would have to wait longer to then upgrade to new 2500k-2600k. Waste of money too I think, so I will wait
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February 12, 2011 6:28:40 PM

pankadin said:
900 dollar on top of those 2 items i got them at xmas for present so i didnt pay anything ... i dont wanna wait for sandy im going to be ordering tomorrow or monday . wish i could get sandy now.. but can so please help thinking i7 760? maybe


This includes Windows 7 and a monitor. Subtract from this build what you already have.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=I5-760BOX&titl... Combo Price: $304.99 after rebate Free Shipping
GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 Socket 1156/ Intel P55/ USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i5 Processor i5-760 2.8GHz 8MB LGA1156 CPU, Retail - BX80605I5760

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $42.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $159.98 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99 - $149.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING $15 off w/ promo code EMCKHJK25, ends 2/16
Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers ASCR 10,000,000:1
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February 12, 2011 7:14:01 PM

thanks so much i got moniter/windows 7 too already
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February 12, 2011 7:15:57 PM

should i get 6 gig /sec harddrive does that matter to gaming sytems n 8 gigs?
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February 12, 2011 7:24:27 PM

ALso wondering on best cpu atm for money i know i said i5 760 is that pretty soldi atm? compared to i7 950? or should i go with i7 870 or even i7 875k? anyone know?
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February 12, 2011 8:20:03 PM

pankadin said:
ALso wondering on best cpu atm for money i know i said i5 760 is that pretty soldi atm? compared to i7 950? or should i go with i7 870 or even i7 875k? anyone know?

The 950 is a 1136 build....triple channel memory, etc...

The fact of the matter is...your going to lose out big by not waiting until April. A 2500K Sandy Bridge goes for $230, less when you combo it on newegg with a mobo. The Sandy Bridge mops the floor with any cpu out there atm.
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February 12, 2011 11:59:48 PM

pankadin said:
ALso wondering on best cpu atm for money i know i said i5 760 is that pretty soldi atm? compared to i7 950? or should i go with i7 870 or even i7 875k? anyone know?

i7-870 [290$] vs. i5-2500k [228$] http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/107?vs=288
i7-950 [297$] vs. i5-2500k [228$] http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/100?vs=288
i7-950 [297$] vs. i7-870 [290$] http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/100?vs=107
i5-760 [210$] vs. i7-870 [290$] http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/191?vs=107

New i5-2500k is better than any of these. Yet for the money I would guess i5-760 is better. It just not a significant difference in 760 vs 870 vs 950, and 875k is 340$ which is so crazy cause i7-2600k will cost about that. You can pay 80$ more for older i7 but the difference is less better than newer i5-2500k for just 18$ more. I am not hardware pro but I think many will agree it is wasting of money.

P.S. - already got all the parts for my build except for cpu and mobo (left ~300$ to spend on that).

@Why_Me do you think newegg will have combos on i5-2500k in future? I was debating to buy just a cpu now, thinking that it may go up in price. What do you think?
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February 13, 2011 12:08:25 AM

dimamu15 said:
i7-870 [290$] vs. i5-2500k [228$] http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/107?vs=288
i7-950 [297$] vs. i5-2500k [228$] http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/100?vs=288
i7-950 [297$] vs. i7-870 [290$] http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/100?vs=107
i5-760 [210$] vs. i7-870 [290$] http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/191?vs=107

New i5-2500k is better than any of these. Yet for the money I would guess i5-760 is better. It just not a significant difference in 760 vs 870 vs 950, and 875k is 340$ which is so crazy cause i7-2600k will cost about that. You can pay 80$ more for older i7 but the difference is less better than newer i5-2500k for just 18$ more. I am not hardware pro but I think many will agree it is wasting of money.

P.S. - already got all the parts for my build except for cpu and mobo (left ~300$ to spend on that).

@Why_Me do you think newegg will have combos on i5-2500k in future? I was debating to buy just a cpu now, thinking that it may go up in price. What do you think?

Yes those combo's will be there. Best deal on newegg will be the AsRock Extreme4 P67 mobo for $154. Then you combo the 2500K with a h/s...CM hyper 212+ seems to be a hit...and that combo makes that h/s only $8. Then you combo the Samsung F3 1tb h/d with Windows 7 to save $5, then Mushkin or G.Skill RAM ftw......

Now when those boards come back in April...keep an eye on this site down below for some killer combo's (cpu/mob/hd, etc...)

http://www.superbiiz.com/
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February 13, 2011 12:13:07 AM

Why_Me said:
Yes those combo's will be there. Best deal on newegg will be the AsRock Extreme4 P67 mobo for $154. Then you combo the 2500K with a h/s...CM hyper 212+ seems to be a hit...and that combo makes that h/s only $8. Then you combo the Samsung F3 1tb h/d with Windows 7 to save $5, then Mushkin or G.Skill RAM ftw......

Now when those boards come back in April...keep an eye on this site down below for some killer combo's (cpu/mob/hd, etc...)

http://www.superbiiz.com/


Thanks a lot! Will wait for that to come.
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