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Building $1000-1100 gaming PC

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June 9, 2011 9:52:00 AM

Hello,

I hope you could please help me build a good gaming pc and forgive my unawareness about computers.

Approximate Purchase Date: From now Untill the release of "Diablo 3 or Guildwars 2" 2 - 4 months ?


Budget Range: 1000-1100$


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming "MMOrpgs" , Surfing internet


Parts Not Required: Keyboard/monitor/mouse/speakers/Case


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Local market

Parts Preferences: any

Overclocking: Maybe "if its easy"....


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: always used 1280x1024 but i dont know how much ill use in Diablo 3/ guild wars 2. "i prefer better performance over good looks"


Additional Comments: i dont mind changing my whole spec but i just wonder if its of any use to keep using the current 1100watts Force Power supply/ Mobo X48-DQ6 and/or Windows XP Home Edition. if they are going to compromise the gaming performance by any mean then ill just buy the new stuff that you recommend.

Thanks!
June 9, 2011 12:41:32 PM

Any recommendations ?
June 9, 2011 2:55:22 PM

Derp's "All Thats Necessary" Build
Cpu
Intel Core i5 2400 $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] _-19115074
Motherboard
MSI P67A-G43 $125/Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128495
Ram
GSkill Ripjaw X 4Gb (2x2Gb) 1333Mhz $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231438
Psu
Silverstone Strider Essential 600w $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817256071
Gpu
Zotac GTX 460 1Gb $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814500202
HDD
Samsung Spinpoint F3 $50.09
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SATA [...] 696&sr=8-3
DvD
LG DvD+RW $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136216
Case
Zalman Z9 Plus $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811235027


Total
$722.09
Thats my build but assuming I am going to need an overclockable cpu and a better gpu to be competitive in this build off, my revised parts for that case are below.
Cpu
Intel Core i5 2500k $225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] _-19115072
Cooler
CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ $30
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/a [...] B002G1YPH0
Gpu
Gigabyte Windforce GTX 570 $345
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814125365
PSU
Silverstone Strider Essential 700w $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817256072


Revised Total
$997
Check this thread for working links http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/312822-31-bestconfigs...
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June 9, 2011 4:25:05 PM

Thanks.

what about my current 1100 N Force power supply and Windows Xp ?

Do i have to change to 600-800 watts good quality PSU and Windows 7 for better gaming performance ?
June 9, 2011 7:50:03 PM

Can you give a link to your power supply? If it is of good quality and not to old (so that the capacitors havent degraded) then no I say keep it and invest the money in higher performing parts or something. I am assuming XP Home Edition id=s non 64bit if I remember correctly and if that case is true then I think it cant use more then 2Gbs of ram? (Correct me if I am wrong) So if that all is true then yes you need to upgrade to Windows 7 as it can use the 4Gb+ of ram. Games nowadays are requiring at least 4Gb of ram and that is becoming the new standard. So in recap if your power supply is good use the money saved to buy Win7 if you need to.
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