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1st timer - $1000 budg. gaming rig advice

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June 10, 2011 8:56:12 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This month

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games I will be playing are WoW, WC3, Game of Thrones - Genesis. I do some web surfing and watch game of thrones (HBO) online as well.

Parts Not Required: I need all parts. Starting from scratch.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: U.S.A

Parts Preferences: Doesn't matter

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: highest i can afford. =)

Additional Comments: I would like at least 1 piece of equip that has LED lighting. I also prefer a quiet PC please and less maintenance.

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June 10, 2011 9:38:59 PM

Haha, pretty lofty requirements. I suggest you do a little research on your own, and come back to us with a tentative build. I can however point you in the right direction.

You essentially need a $700 computer. $100 for OS (windows 7) $150 for monitor, (1080p) and $50 for mouse/keyboard/speakers.

With that in mind, I suggest an i5-2400 and Z68 motherboard. A little search on newegg will show you what i'm talking about.

For a GPU, look at a 6850 or GTX 460.

Sorry for not building you one from scratch, I don't have that time generally.
June 10, 2011 10:07:12 PM

0 - CPU & mobo combo $295 - monitor & GPU combo $353 - HD & DVD burner combo $92 - Case & PCU combo $190 - CPU fan $40 - RAM $105

total = $1075


EDIT: just realized I forgot my OS and mouse/keyboard so, thats an extra $150

so new total = $1225

can someone help me please.
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June 10, 2011 10:23:27 PM

Not bad! However, you went well over the budget.

-Keep the CPU/mobo combo. Great deal.

Get this monitor: It's about as good but costs less.

With this GPU: This one should fit:

You don't need a CPU fan. No overclocking with the 2400.

That ram is overpriced. Get some normal 1600Mhz stuff, like this:

This is a faster HDD: better case, more flashy.

And we'll talk about PSU. Do you ever want to crossfire (run 2 GPU's)?
June 10, 2011 10:26:29 PM

striker410 said:

And we'll talk about PSU. Do you ever want to crossfire (run 2 GPU's)?

I might want to in the future, yes. Thanks for the advice too. That helped a lot.
June 10, 2011 10:41:31 PM

Yea, thats cake. This is an awesome setup. Thanks for the tips.
June 10, 2011 10:41:47 PM

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