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Thoughts on $1,000 gaming build is appreciated

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November 25, 2011 10:22:53 PM

Just wondering on your thoughts on this build. Planning to buy it soon. The costs are stated with calculated rebates. Most of the stuff comes from Newegg.com, others are from Fry's sales.

Any comments, suggestions, incompatibilities, and corrections are very much appreciated. Thank you.

CASE
Cooler Master HAF 992
$55

MOBO
ASUS P8z68-V PRO
$180

PROCESSOR
i5 2500k
$200

GPU
Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1G GDDR5
$130

PSU
Corsair Enthusiast 750W
$70

RAM
Ripjaws 8GB (2x4GB)
$30

HARD DRIVE
Kingston HyperX 120GB SATA III (SSD)
$160

DVD
Lite-On DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model
$17

EXTRA COOLER
XIGMATEK Gaia SD 1283 120mm CPU Cooler
$9

WIRELESS ADAPTER
TP-Link USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter
$10

MONITOR
HP 23'' LED Monitor
$120

TOTAL
$981
November 25, 2011 11:32:33 PM

It looks ok , just check the RAM is 1.5 volt or less .

Not a very good gaming rig for the $ tho .
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November 26, 2011 12:33:15 AM

Outlander_04 said:
It looks ok , just check the RAM is 1.5 volt or less .

Not a very good gaming rig for the $ tho .


what should i change? the video card?

and yeah, its 1.5 V
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November 26, 2011 12:42:22 AM

maybe you can pick and choose some parts out of my next build. it wont max out all the games but they will be playable.

thankyou newegg
upgrading old dell 170l case

Rosewill RV2-700 700W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply $34.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound $12.98 (cheaper on amazon)

Patriot G series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGV38G1600ELK $20.00 mir $39.99

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120 $129.99

SYBA SY-ADA40011 mbSATA to IDE Adapter, Convert PATA Devices to SATA Port, RoHS. $8.49 (cheaper on amazon)

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit $99.99

VIZO FZ-12025 120mm Case Fan $13.99

OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $20.00 mir $109.99

combo SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
BIOSTAR H61MU3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
$15.00 mir $15.00 mir $202.98
AMD Gift - Dirt3 Game Coupon

total $654 + $46 s/h

in the future the mb, case and cpu will be an htpc with 3tb hdd. ill buy a md, i5k, case and 6850 for new gaming rig. :bounce: 
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