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Help in Building a Gaming Desktop for under $1300

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May 25, 2011 11:59:59 PM

Please help in building a new desktop.. I really dont have any idea how and where to buy the components.. My only requirement is that it should have an AMD 6950 GPU... please help..

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May 26, 2011 12:01:30 AM

Retiredat21 said:
Please help in building a new desktop.. I really dont have any idea how and where to buy the components.. My only requirement is that it should have an AMD 6950 GPU... please help..

Thanks

o and another thing.. an intel i7 Sandy Bridge processor would be good :) 
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May 26, 2011 12:16:47 AM

pcparticker.com is a great site for finding the cheapest components in the US.

Are you just gaming or doing other stuff (heavy video encoding, etc.)?

Do you need a monitor?

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May 26, 2011 12:33:23 AM

yes just for gaming, .. i dont have any idea in building a desktop computer.. I was actually leaning towards buying a gaming laptop, but a desktop with be more efficient so I disregarded the idea.. Yes I need a Monitor, maybe a Full HD.. maybe I can stretch my budget to 1400$? My only requirement is that it has an Intel i7 processor (sandy bridge), and an AMD 6950 GPU. Hope you can help me .. :D 
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May 26, 2011 12:40:24 AM

Actually the i5 2500K is as good as the i7 2600K for gaming performance. Hyperthreading only helps multi-core functions like video encoding.
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May 26, 2011 1:03:59 AM

woah~ you made it .. thank you so much!.. hmm do you have any other suggestions for the extra money?
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May 26, 2011 1:05:26 AM

oh and another question.. what softwares should i buy? and is the motherboard capable of crossfire?
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May 26, 2011 1:11:57 AM

You will want windows 7 64bit home premium, should be $100ish. I forgot about that.

Yes, that motherboard and power supply will handle a second 6950 if you decide you need one later

If you really want to blow another $200ish, get a good SSD like this OCZ Vertex2 120GB, which is now $190 ($160 after $30 MIR).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 26, 2011 1:16:43 AM

okok.. any other useful softwares.. .. I really am very thankful for this.. didnt expect the price to be less than a thousand
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