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$900 budget gaming PC(+OS) for Aion

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October 4, 2011 2:29:59 PM

Gaming PC

So, I've decided that I will assemble a gaming pc for the first time.

Budget range: $750-$900(the cheaper the better of course)+after rebates.

Date of purchase: few days(depends on the responses I get)

System useage:
Aion. Of course I'm not asking to get flawless performance while on high graphics during fort raids, but I want the BEST I can get within my budget range.

Parts not needed: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, headset)

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No
 
Preferred Websites:
newegg.com
besbuy.com

Country of origin: US, WA

Parts' brand or type Preferences: N/A

My current Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Additional comments:
I only want 4GB Ram so I want the rest of the budget to be spent on the quality of video card, cpu, etc.

And for those of you who aren't familiar with Aion, it's an MMORPG that runs CryEngine(Idk if that helps lol)
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:CryEngine_games

And since I'm completely new to this I haven't come up with any rigs yet :( 
So please help a newb out.
 

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a b 4 Gaming
October 4, 2011 2:56:27 PM

Hi,

the recommended specs are really low:

Pentium Dual Core, AMD Athlon 64 X2;
2 GB RAM;
GeForce 7600, Radeon HD 2600;
Hard Drive 15GB;
DirectX 9.0c (2008.6)

The resolution you're using is also so low you could probably play the game with integrated graphics :lol: 

However, the build I'd suggest for you is simply the SBM $500 build http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/phenom-ii-overclock-graph... - use the remaining 250 on a new monitor :p 
October 4, 2011 3:20:44 PM
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October 4, 2011 3:27:18 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Hi,

the recommended specs are really low:

Pentium Dual Core, AMD Athlon 64 X2;
2 GB RAM;
GeForce 7600, Radeon HD 2600;
Hard Drive 15GB;
DirectX 9.0c (2008.6)

The resolution you're using is also so low you could probably play the game with integrated graphics :lol: 

However, the build I'd suggest for you is simply the SBM $500 build http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/phenom-ii-overclock-graph... - use the remaining 250 on a new monitor :p 


Hi thanks for the quick response!
and actually I've made a mistake here's the actual specs of my current monitor: Max Resolution 1440 x 900
Color Support 16.2 million colors
Response Time 5.0 ms

Sorry for the confusion.
October 4, 2011 4:04:54 PM
October 4, 2011 5:36:17 PM



Hope you made a mistake with that cpu....lol because a 2500 with a P67 mobo makes no sense. And why would you suggest a high end mobo with overclocking and xfire, sli abilities when he's doing neither?

Well since you aren't over clocking nor xfire/sli and add your small resolution you don't need that much.

Here's 2 builds, one is with a lower budget one is with a higher budget.

#1
Intel Core i5-2400 (CPU)
ASRock H61M-VS (Motherboard)
EVGA 01G-P3-1371-TR GeForce GTX 460 1GB (GPU)
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) (RAM)
Antec BP550 Plus 550W (PSU)
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner (ODD, and Free Shipping!)
NZXT GAMMA (Case)
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (HDD)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OS)
~ $722 ($622 without the OS, this is all WITHOUT rebates, taxes, and shipping.)

#2 This is more high end if you wanna overclock and maybe do SLI/Xfire in the future.
Intel Core i5-2500k (CPU)
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (Motherboard)
PNY GTX 560Ti 1GB (GPU)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2x4GB) (RAM)
Corsair TX750 (PSU)
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (HDD)
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner (ODD, Free Shipping!)
NZXT GAMMA (Case)
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (HSF)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OS)
~ $976 ($876 without the OS, this is all WITHOUT rebates, taxes, and shipping.)
a b 4 Gaming
October 4, 2011 5:50:51 PM

Ok I wanna play too :D 


ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ $109.99

G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $39.99
+Kingston 4GB Micro SDHC Flash Card Model SDC4/4GB freebie

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W $119.99

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R1 120mm $34.99

Same case, PSU, HDD, disk drive and GPU totals ca. $630 and will play your games just as good. That $100 could go to an SSD boot drive, better GPU or anything. Please note the 6850 will probably play anything at that resolution.
October 5, 2011 1:21:13 AM

Thanks for the responses everyone.

Quote:
Intel Core i5-2400 (CPU)
ASRock H61M-VS (Motherboard)
EVGA 01G-P3-1371-TR GeForce GTX 460 1GB (GPU)
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) (RAM)
Antec BP550 Plus 550W (PSU)
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner (ODD, and Free Shipping!)
NZXT GAMMA (Case)
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (HDD)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OS)
~ $722 ($622 without the OS, this is all WITHOUT rebates, taxes, and shipping.)


My other friends recommended this spec also, thoughts anyone?

and um since I'm only gonna spend $722, I think it'd be better to go for 8GB RAM instead of 4GB, so any recommendations for which 8GB ram to get that will fit this current spec are all welcome :) 
!