Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP (Pref will Wait for Sandy Bridge)
Budget Range: $600-$750
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Just Basically WoW) Internet, Netflix
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country of Origin: USA (Arizona)
Parts Preferences: Intel
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200
Additional Comments: Computer Mostly to play Wow, (Best Buy Had a Comp for $650 that has a Radeon 4200, and
amd Athlon II quad-core processor 2.9 or 3.0ghz i cant remember, 4gb Harddrive, and 1TB of memory. My Gf picked this up for me Yesterday i have a 14day return policy, if i can get a better build for cheaper or around this price i will return it in no time.
Total: $589 with Newegg's stated shipping costs. I couldn't find any good combos, but that doesn't mean they're not there.
The only Intel build I'd look at uses the new Sandy Bridge CPUs, specifically the i5-2500K, which runs $225. A P67 board (which will be re-released in a month or so) will run about $150 (the ASRock P67 Extreme4 would be my choice). That makes the total $746. So I guess it's possible if you want to wait.
^Your links are all screwed up. The case links to the HAF 922 (a horrible buy right now, as the 932 is only $10 more), the board to a non-existent combo and etc.
That's not a horrible idea, but it's also not a good one either. There's a lot of little tweaks that would make it a lot cheaper than $742 (without shipping) and/or more powerful. First, I really don't like the GTS 450. I don't think they're worth the money you'd spend on it, especially when the HD 5770 is roughly the same price.
Second, a better case is the Antec 300 Illusion, as it's the same price and has two more fans than the simple 300. Or the Rosewill Challenger as it's $5 cheaper and has more fans. Or the Destroyer I picked would work just as well too.
Third, the P8P67 Pro runs $190. Even if the OP wanted to do SLI/Crossfire (they said they didn't), you'd get a better deal by getting the ASRock P67 Extreme4 for $40 less.
Fourth, it's kind of being really picky, but there's no reason to spend $27 on a DVD drive. Get the cheapest you can find. You'd save $10 right there. With this simple change and the ASRock board, you'd be close to fitting the GTX 460 1 GB in the build. You could definitely fit the GTX 460 768 MB in it, which is a great card in it's own right.
I should point out that my i5-2500K option (with the ASRock board) fit the budget at $748 with a GTX 460 1 GB. That's a much better idea than the GTS 450 for only $6 less, not counting shipping (the XFX PSU alone costs $12 to ship). Of course, I wasn't offering a SLI capable option. If I had, I would have thrown in the XFX 650W and been $31 over budget with shipping.
Yea since i will Basically Only be playing WoW, Sli and/or Crossfire isn't a Big deal for Wow as from what i read. I can do 750$, i would just like to keep a great Fps when raiding 25man instances, With great Resolution.
Basically, what you chose to build will depend on how long you're able to wait to buy the parts. If you can't wait at least a month, the X4 955/GTX 460 1 GB build would be best. If you can wait for the Sandy Bridge motherboards to come back out, the i5-2500K/GTX 460 1 GB build would be best.
I would probably only buy the case and the DVD drive now. You want to be able to test all the parts together while you can still return them. The case is extremely likely to have a fatal flaw that prevents the build from working. The optical drive is also unlikely to be DOA, but if it is, it's not a big expense. Everything else should be bought at roughly the same time (within two weeks) so that you have plenty of time to build and test everything while you can still return parts. If something doesn't work, and you're outside the return period, it'll be a much bigger hassle to get a working part.
A second reason for waiting is a little riskier. Theoretically, if you waited, the prices on the parts will go down. It's unlikely that the price of the case, optical drive, or PSU will go down, but the RAM, HDD and GPU's prices might. I know there was a kit of 1600 mhz CL 9 that was only $25 (after rebate) earlier this week, which may or may not come back.
Ahhh i see, ok so just purchasing the case and Dvd drive now would be the safest route, than wait till sandybridge starts selling the Mobo's again than purchase the rest all at once? I can purchase the Rosewill Destroyer now, rest i can get in a cpl weeks
Of course, that advice only matters if you don't have another machine that you can test out parts in. If you've got a relatively recent working computer than can use DDR3 RAM, SATA II devices and/or PCIe 2.0 video cards, you could buy everything that will work in the older machine, and test the parts out in the old build. I'd still wait on the CPU, board and PSU though.
Well she got me the Hp Pavillion that i'm probably going to return last night i was only getting 24fps max on Wow, payed 700$ with tax for that comp, the comp you stated sounds like it round run WoW at much, much better settings than that comp could get me. It just has a Radeon 4200
Just wondering where you were configuring your rig for under $800? Is that a DIY rig or are you buying from somewhere like ibuypower or cyberpower?
I am trying to find the following rig for under $800 for a gaming system to play COD/MW2/Bad Company:
- Intel i5-2500 (don't need the "K" overclocking)
- Nvidia GTX 460 1GB
- Mobo - don't care. MSI or Gigabyte P67 (Your comments welcomed)
- 6 or 8 GB RAM (again...your opinions welcomed)
- 12-1 Media (yes...for photos and stuff)
- PSU (600-750w...please provide your comments on brand and wattage required)
- 640GB or 1TB HD (looking at SATA III only 6.0Gbps)