$700-$800 Gaming Rig


Would greatly appreciate help on building new gaming rig- with best price to value

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 3-4 weeks
Budget Range: $700-$800 BEFORE REBATES
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Hardcore gaming, Watching movies/TV, Light clerical stuff
Parts Not Required: Monitor (Samsung- max res: 1680x1050), 2x2GB DDR2 RAM sticks (will probably need more RAM), Antec 900 case, Corsair VX 550W ATX (May need new power supply, not sure)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com/Buy.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Prefer Nvidia for VGA, the rest doesn't matter
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Not sure what this means?

Monitor Resolution: Currently my max 1680x1050 on my samsung

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Thank you!!!
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  1. Based on the following three performance tests I will suggest some possible build ideas that would fall into your budget range. http://www.techspot.com/review/305 [...] page7.html, http://www.techspot.com/review/336 [...] page5.html, http://www.techspot.com/review/405 [...] page5.html
    CPU- Intel Core i5 2400 $190 or Intel Core i5 2500k $225
    GPU- Nvidia GTX 560Ti $240 or AMD Radeon HD 6950 1Gb $240 Or Higher if possible
    Motherboard- P67 ASRock Extreme 4 $160 Z68 Gigabyte UD3P $160 Depends on your connection needs, perfered brand (if any), and style choices
    PSU- Single card- Corsair CX600 V2 600w $70 or Silverstone Strider 600w $70
    Multicard- Antec Earthwatts 750 750w $90
    RAM- 4Gb GSkill Ripjaw X DDR3 1333mhz $47
    8Gb GSkill Sniper DDR3 1333mhz $80
    HDD- Westren Digital Carvier Blue/Black ~$44 or Samsung Spinpoint F3 ~$44 depends on your storage needs, these are prices for 500Gb versions I recommend getting one that is Sata 6Gb/s capable
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    Prices Lowest- $752
    Assuming that if you have a case you probably have a DvD drive so I didnt include that in the price, would add about $20. Newegg Links are in order of when the parts was first suggested. Hope this gives you some ideas.
  2. I'm looking in this same price range but the links don't seem to be working for me. I can find the pieces without them but it'd be nice to have working links.
  3. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/312559-31-help-working-system#t2324922
    Check this thread as they are the same links, I just copied and pasted as it saved me alot of time
  4. Thanks mucho, senor
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