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$1075 Gaming PC. Can you do better?

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June 24, 2011 6:12:09 AM

Hey everyone. First of all please ignore the title i have updated the post. The new price after shipping is $1200. My birthday is coming up and its time to shop for a PC. I dont have anything... not even a freaking keyboard! The only thing i have is a dell mouse which is ok so ill be using that... Basically i need all components except for the mouse. Here is a list of what i came up with and if anyone can do better than I did let me know. Also please check if these parts will work together, the mobo is a bit cheapo...Not sure if i should worry or not. No Operating system is needed. Will get it later if my brothers W7 doesnt work.

PS. Every component i selected i need. For example a wireless card for desktop (no Ethernet wire here...). So keep that in mind.

Monitor $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard $17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Psu $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU $320

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Speakers $28
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

wireless $15

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

1 silent fan $7


Total: $1200 shipped

Also will the GTX 570 fit in this case?

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June 24, 2011 3:43:54 PM

As long as you don't plan on SLI the motherboard is pretty solid for you and you have enough juice in the PSU.

I would do 2 things though:

1) Select a 2x2GB 1600MHz kit for your memory with low profile heatsinks from corsair, gskill, mushkin or kingston to take advantage of dual channel memory.
GSkill RipjawsX 2x2GB Cas9 1600MHz at $43.99 with free shipping does great.

2) Get an aftermarket HSF for your CPU for overclocking since you are getting 2500k
CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ at $29.51 with free shipping


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June 24, 2011 3:59:59 PM

rvilkman said:
As long as you don't plan on SLI the motherboard is pretty solid for you and you have enough juice in the PSU.

I would do 2 things though:

1) Select a 2x2GB 1600MHz kit for your memory with low profile heatsinks from corsair, gskill, mushkin or kingston to take advantage of dual channel memory.
GSkill RipjawsX 2x2GB Cas9 1600MHz at $43.99 with free shipping does great.

2) Get an aftermarket HSF for your CPU for overclocking since you are getting 2500k
CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ at $29.51 with free shipping


Hey thanks for your response. Is the dual channel better than single channel? I know that dual is recommended but for what reason and what advantage does it give? Id like to keep the slot empty if possible, especially considering the single channel is the same price. Let me know.

Also i want as quiet a computer as possible so i replaced the GTX 480 with the GTX 570 and added 1 silent kingwin fan. Total price is at 1200 now. I looked into the radeons but newegg reviews say reference cards are loud and i def dont want that.

Ill look into the cpu cooler also, thanks for pointing it out.

so all of these components are compatible ?

Thanks a lot for all the help vilkman.
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June 24, 2011 5:21:05 PM

The components are compatible and the 570 will fit fine. It is basically about the same size as the 480.

As for the memory having dual channel basically means that your memory bandwidth doubles, which is good for gaming.
So if you are worried about not being able to put enough memory on the board you could spend a little extra and go 2x4GB instead.
Which at the moment is pretty much the maximum you can really use for gaming, anything more is overkill. ( and 4GB is already great )

Gskill ripjawsX 2x4GB cas9 1600MHz at $83.99 and free shipping so about 40 bucks more.

That CPU cooler I listed pretty much has the best bang for buck. But in general there are better ones out there, they just cost more money.


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June 24, 2011 5:28:47 PM

great i will be ordering soon. Thanks for all the help.
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June 24, 2011 5:29:06 PM

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