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November 15, 2011 10:46:11 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: within 1 month

Budget Range: up to 600 ish, cheaper is better... Not including monitor in this. Want to spend around 600 on the tower itself

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I'll find them

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: was looking at the 1090T or 2500k, AMD mobos seem cheaper though

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: buying 1080p monitor, and have 40" 1080p LCD tv

Additional Comments: none
a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2011 12:03:49 PM

It's not possible! Don't even try.

You don't even have OS.

An AMD Llano build would be best for you.
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November 15, 2011 12:27:29 PM

It is possible. Easily done with a 1090T I just priced it all out. I can find OS on eBay for 50 to 70

Hard drive for 50, case for 50, cd drive for 20

400 to 500 for the rest (CPU, ram, Mobo, and power supply) maybe go extra on a GPU.

I'm somewhat flexible on the price.
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November 15, 2011 12:28:39 PM

Will I be happy with a 1090t or should I spend the extra 100 on a 2500k and better mobo
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a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2011 12:34:24 PM

No. A good phenom II x 4 would be all you need for gaming.
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November 15, 2011 1:15:38 PM

Even though you have a good CPU, your budget won't allow you to buy video cards that are capable of delivering good 1080 resolution gameplay.
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November 15, 2011 1:58:38 PM

What graphics card would I need? I was looking at 6850 or better
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November 15, 2011 2:29:09 PM

Firstly, it IS possible, but you will have to make some compromises. One of which is probably reducing your resolution when playing a game to 1600x900. Honestly, while not what you want, its not that huge of deal, and you will get better frame rates with a 6850. Also, you will probably have to forgo AM3+ upgradability. If you are ok with that fine, if not, further compromises will have to be made (probably in the processor and/or GPU). Here is a build I put together that is roughly in your price range. You could save some money by switching the PSU I used to an Antec 400 NEO (but this is more expensive after the XFX MIR, but you cannot count on the MIR, just hope)


LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS-324-98B
Item #: N82E16827106334
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$19.99

NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811146075
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$39.99

Recertified: Western Digital Caviar Blue RFHWD1600AAJS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136590
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$66.99

XFX ProSeries P1-450S-X2B9 450W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Core Edition ...
Item #: N82E16817207018
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$58.99 (not incl $20.00 Mail-in Rebate)

ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-2G
Item #: N82E16820211409
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$29.99

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$124.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99

COMBO
SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814102908
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813138179
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$184.98 (after -$15 combo and not incl $15 MIR)
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Subtotal: $625.91

Shipping: $11.60

Grand Total: $637.51
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a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2011 2:31:27 PM

You forgot the monitor bro.
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November 15, 2011 2:36:12 PM

cutebeans said:
You forgot the monitor bro.



He said at in his original post this was just for the computer, and was not including the monitor in the ~$600 budget.


Xxsjxx said:
Budget Range: up to 600 ish, cheaper is better... Not including monitor in this. Want to spend around 600 on the tower itself

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November 15, 2011 2:37:38 PM

Im going to get the monitOr later.

Also, What graphics card will I need for 1080p
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November 15, 2011 2:42:59 PM

For 1080p gaming the 6850 could work, but you will probably have to lower detail in most newer games (less so for older games), at least according to Tom's "best video card for the money" articles. The 6870 would afford much better 1080p gaming.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fastest-graphics-ca...

This is a page from the original 6850/6870 review that has frame rates
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-6870-rade...

To ensure very good 1080p performance, a 6950 is probably needed, but that would also require a 500-550W PSU.
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November 15, 2011 2:50:24 PM

Ok thanks I might splurge on that
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November 15, 2011 3:02:32 PM

Found this on Craigslist


Built a computer last May for playing some games but never really got into it just use a Playstation 3 instead. Spent about $1600 on hardware willing to settle for 600.
Specs are as follows:

Antec Three Hundred Tower
Added (2) 120mm fans CooloerMaster Green Led (infront of case)
Added (1) 140mm fan Xigmatek
Kingwin 800 Watt Modular Power Supply
Asus Sabertooth P67 R3 Motherboard
Intel i5 2500k Processor (sandy bridge)
Corsair H50 water cooler w/ upgraded CoolerMaster 120mm fans in push/pull setup
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz
OCZ Vertex II 30GB SSD (x2)
Raid 0 = 60GB total, Windows 7 Ultimate
Western Digital 320GB 7,200RPM Scorpio Blue Series (x2)
EVGA GTX560 ti FPB Graphics Card
EVGA GTS250 designated as pyhsix card
Internal pci-e wireless N card
Pioneer DVD-RW Drive
Dell 17" LCD (x2)
Basic keyboard/mouse

Any questions please email me pictures available upon request

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a b 4 Gaming
November 15, 2011 3:06:16 PM

aebome, you are pretty godly.
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November 15, 2011 3:24:21 PM

The Craigslist build looks pretty good, but buying used is a risk you have to be willing to take. Overall the parts look really good for the price, and as a 560 ti trades blows with a 6950, it takes care of 1080p gaming. I would not be relying on the two dell monitors by themselves, and instead get another 1080p monitor like you planned. However, the two dell monitors could be used in portrait orientation with the 1080p monitor in landscape to create an three monitor setup eventually (you would need another 560 ti down the line to do this however.)

If willing to take the risk, and go see it in action before you buy, it certainly beats anything else you can get for $600.

cutebeans said:
aebome, you are pretty godly.


um, what?
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November 15, 2011 4:28:10 PM

I'll probably buy it thank you for the help. I can easily swap out any parts that fail on a desktop. The fact that it's liquid cooled and that he put a lot of care into it eases my mind that it wasn't beat on
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November 15, 2011 4:28:44 PM

Best answer selected by Xxsjxx.
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May 14, 2012 3:53:02 AM


Still available for sale? base on the below:

Xxsjxx said:
Found this on Craigslist


Built a computer last May for playing some games but never really got into it just use a Playstation 3 instead. Spent about $1600 on hardware willing to settle for 600.
Specs are as follows:

Antec Three Hundred Tower
Added (2) 120mm fans CooloerMaster Green Led (infront of case)
Added (1) 140mm fan Xigmatek
Kingwin 800 Watt Modular Power Supply
Asus Sabertooth P67 R3 Motherboard
Intel i5 2500k Processor (sandy bridge)
Corsair H50 water cooler w/ upgraded CoolerMaster 120mm fans in push/pull setup
Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz
OCZ Vertex II 30GB SSD (x2)
Raid 0 = 60GB total, Windows 7 Ultimate
Western Digital 320GB 7,200RPM Scorpio Blue Series (x2)
EVGA GTX560 ti FPB Graphics Card
EVGA GTS250 designated as pyhsix card
Internal pci-e wireless N card
Pioneer DVD-RW Drive
Dell 17" LCD (x2)
Basic keyboard/mouse

Any questions please email me pictures available upon request

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