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First gaming pc need help building

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March 24, 2011 2:53:39 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week (the closer the better)


Budget Range: 1000-1300 Before / After Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies


Parts Not Required: speakers , and i have a vista cd..not sure if i should go win 7


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect


Country of Origin: us


Parts Preferences: anything thats good


Overclocking: no


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe if its better


Monitor Resolution: need a new monitor


Additional Comments: i wud like a pc that'll last for a while (few years)within my budget, mostly for gaming doesnt have to max out graphic setting,

heres a build from a friend, and edited , did some changes to it~~~~

NZXT M59-001BK M59 Gaming Mid Tower Case 49.99

Viewsonic VX2250wm-LED 22" Widescreen LED Monitor 149.99

from EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card 149.99 TO~
Zotac ZT-40402-10P GeForce GTX 460 Video Card 159.99

from Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply 59.99 TO~
OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply 59.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT 99.99

from Intel Desktop Board DP55KG Motherboard 159.99 TO~
MSI P67A-GD65 B3 Intel P67 Motherboard 189.99

Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX HyperX 106.99

from Seagate ST31000520AS Barracuda LP Hard Drive 54.99 TO~
Seagate ST31000524AS Barracuda Hard Drive 59.99

Intel Core i5-2500K BX80623I52500 229.99

LG CH10LS20 10x Internal Blu-Ray Combo Drive 74.99

Logitech Gaming Keyboard 59.99

Total comes to $ 1241.89.without shipping

waiting for more opinions~~ thank you guys for helping ~

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March 24, 2011 4:35:22 AM

Your motherboard is not compatible with your CPU, I'd go with the Asus P8P67-M Pro it costs $150 on Newegg, the HDD chosen runs at 5,900rpm, you should go with a Samsung F3 1Tb they run at 7,200rpm, but everything else is fine.
March 24, 2011 10:09:32 AM

The 550 Ti did not fare well in reviews for gaming. Since you have just a little bit left over in your budget, how about an upgrade on your video? For $30 more you can bump up to a GTX 460 1GB and get a 25 to 30 percent increase in frame rate, depending on your preferred game: Zotac ZT-40402-10P GeForce GTX 460 $159.

You have selected a CPU that is unlocked (a "K" version), which is designed for overclocking. I know you indicated that you were not interested, but overclocking is ridiculously easy with the Asus EFI and TurboV interface tools on the motherboard that Martin recommended. If you would like to reconsider, also think about getting an aftermarket heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus $30.

If you insist on staying at stock speeds then save $20 and get an i5-2500, and switch to an H67 motherboard $99. Downgrade your memory to 1333 also.
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March 24, 2011 11:58:41 AM

Well, I guess I will start at the top and work my way down.

First, I would consider looking at the AOC 2436V 24" Widescreen Full HD Monitor instead of the Viewsonic. Its bigger and cheaper (only $139). http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

For a video card in that price range, the HD Radeon 5770 is pretty good, probably the best "bang for buck" because you can get the Sapphire Vapor-X 5770 for $109 after rebates).

For the motherboard, I would recommend the ASRock P67 Extreme4. They temporarily increased their warranty, it has most of the features of the high end ASUS models but for only $159 at Newegg.

I always recommend G.Skill RAM. 4GBx2 1600 is only $100. If you go for 4GB x2 1333 its only $85.

Everything else looks pretty good.
March 24, 2011 7:08:54 PM

did some changes to it, dont know much about parts , so listened to some opinions , anymore changes? thank u guys, for helping~~
March 24, 2011 11:38:01 PM

ryuyuurui said:
been browsing the web hows MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GD5OC GeForce GTX 460 Video Card compared to the zotac one

and is the tower case ok with them?



The case is fine for the GTX 460. That MSI model is a bit more expensive. How about this Sparkle for $140. Can't believe I missed that earlier.
March 25, 2011 12:10:02 AM

okes...everythings set then.......CHECK OUT~~ thank q~~
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