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800 Dollar Gaming Build

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February 23, 2011 4:01:27 AM

I am looking to build a new gaming computer, so looking for a good setup based around a pre chosen GPU.

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 Days or less

Budget Range: $800 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Monitor, Hard drive

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: Usa

Parts Preferences: (The card I want to use)

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

a b 4 Gaming
February 23, 2011 4:59:37 AM Combo Price: $184.98 FREE SHIPPING
Cooler Master SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Storm Scout ATX/MATX/ITX Mid Tower Case (Black)
Windows 7 64 OEM $69.99 - 54.99 after mail-in rebate card
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $74.99
ASRock H55M-GE LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard Combo Price: $442.98
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video ...
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760 $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL $23.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

Total: $846.92
February 23, 2011 5:28:55 AM

Is there no way it can be reduced somehow? I really only have 800 to spend, nothing else to spare.
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February 23, 2011 5:49:40 AM

What if I switched the case to
And than just bought windows 7 seperate. And than used instead for motherboard? Ill be aiming for sandy bridges a bit later anywho, so you think this could work for now? With this change it would come out to $791.79 with shipping..but I probably picked a retarded motherboard or something.
Edit: I left out the cd drive, I am not sure how else I could reduce price.
a b 4 Gaming
February 23, 2011 5:53:26 AM

That's a pretty good deal, but let me see if I can start from scratch and get you under 800....

Your GPU and an ASUS 870 board $345

Phenom II X4 $140
Not as strong as the Intel CPU, but we'll try to make up for it.

G.skill 8GB $80
I just used this kit in a build and was favorably impressed. You don't need fancy heatsinks. 8GB is a good idea right now as RAM is cheap.

Rosewill case and a quality ATNG-built PSU $100

Asus drive $18
Also just used one and liked it.

Win 7 64-bit $100

That should come to about $800 after shipping.
February 23, 2011 6:00:06 AM

I could of sworn it called for a 550 power supply, but im noticing now it only asks for 500. I think I will go with that setup!
Edit: $798.29 with shipping, perfect. Cutting it close though!
February 23, 2011 5:20:33 PM

why in the world are you spending that much on a video card when your monitor resolution is 1280x1024?

You'll see nearly the same performance from a $100 dollar videocard as you would from a $300-500 dollar one.

If i were you I'd pocket the extra cash and buy a new monitor and upgrade your video card when picking out a new monitor.