New build of $900 max Tags: New Build New Build Systems Product Last response: June 12, 2011 1:11 AM in Systems Share aastud June 11, 2011 6:56:53 PM Approximate Purchase Date: this week/month Budget Range: $600 - $900 before rebates System Usage: web browsing, gaming, watching movies Parts Required: case, mouse, keyboard, screen, speakers Preferred Website or Store for Parts: newegg.com, micro-center Country of Origin: USA Overclocking: I don't know SLI or Crossfire: I don't know Monitor Resolution: I don't know Additional Comments: This is my first time building a computer for this purpose, so any words of advice are much appreciated! Thanks, aastud More about : build 900 max aznshinobi June 11, 2011 7:44:32 PM Check out my build guide here for 600$ http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14669582... Then go to microcenter and pick up the i5 2500K, it doesn't make much sense since you may not overclock. But it's only 180$ at microcenter. This'll +55$ to the total. Also upgrade the motherboard to this since it gives you the option to CF and overclock if you feel like getting into that stuff later on. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... +30 Total: $685 To figure out the GPU please figure out your monitor resolution http://www.whatismyscreenresolution.com/ aastud June 11, 2011 8:05:31 PM 1920x1080, i want to buy a new monitor too Related resources New build, $900 max - Forum Best Nvidia/Intel gaming build for 900-1000$ max - Forum Give me decent gaming pc build around 900$Max- - Forum I5 or FX for this $900 max build. - Forum New gpu can't max out skyrim on 1440x900 help :( - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer aznshinobi June 11, 2011 8:14:32 PM Wait why buy a new monitor if your current one is 1920x1080? That's really good already. Anyway, knowing your monitor resolution is pretty high. Pay 100$ more (Total 785) for this 560 Ti OC'd. It'll run cool and perform at the level of a 570. http://www.amazon.com/MSI-PCI-Express-N560GTX-TWIN-FROZ... You have a 20$ MIR too. Source: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/01/27/ms... Since your monitor resolution is so high, SLI doesn't work with 16x/4x. So switch to this motherboard. +45 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... So now!!!! The grand total is $800 before rebates. That leaves you with 100$, spend another 30$ to upgrade the power supply to this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... NOW Tota: 830$ 70$ left to do whatever. aastud June 11, 2011 8:18:12 PM oh my bad i meant i want a monitor that can do 1920x1080, currently i have ~6 year old 17" 1280x1024 aznshinobi June 12, 2011 1:11:44 AM I'd spend an extra 45$ and get this monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Mainly because you'll need the 560 ti OC'd to run well at that resolution. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCasual Gaming Rig ($900 max). Mix of old/new parts Forum SolvedBulldozer build 3ds max rendering 900 dollars Forum New Gaming/Work PC For $900 Max. Forum First Self Build in 12 yrs...900 max budget...suggestions? Forum Noob needs help gaming build £800 - £900(MAX) Forum General build, 900 dollars max, amazon Forum SolvedNew Gaming PC Build Need Help $900 - $950 Forum SolvedNew Gaming PC Build Need Help $900 - $950 Forum SolvedNew Gaming Build 800-900 Forum Solved$900 New Gaming PC Build Forum SolvedNew $900-1100 gaming build including monitor (help/advice) Forum SolvedAdvice on new gaming build ~900 budget Forum SolvedNew $900 gaming build to replace an aging laptop Forum SolvedNew gaming PC build (under 900 aud) Forum SolvedNew Build 800-900$ Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !