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$800 gaming rig

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December 1, 2011 8:58:29 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks

Budget Range: 800 willing to go a little over

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies, surfing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: what ever is cheaper

Country: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel, Nvidia. as for other parts whatever provides good quality and price

Overclocking: maybe just the video card

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1080p lcd

Additional Comments: i have what i think is an ok build. but id like to cut back the cost a little bit if possible. even if its a 5$ difference. i want to try and future prof it for a least a couple years with some small upgrades. also im willing to wait a if theres better deals in the future. especially HDD this so damn expensive now!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Thermaltake V4 Black Edition Gaming Chassis Mid Tower Steel Computer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda ST250DM000 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock Z68M/USB3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W

total: 765

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December 1, 2011 9:07:23 AM

Id switch to an AMD build in the 800$ range. You can spend the extra money on a better graphics card.
December 1, 2011 9:16:00 AM

You don't need 600w i recomand you this power supply ENERMAX NAXN 82+ ENP550AWT B 550W ATX12V 80 PLUS BRONZE : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and yes is another 5$ diference.
And if you don't wan't to overclock i recomend you this CPU , Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This is the same like i5 2500 the difernece between then is 300Ghz frequency taht could do yourself raising the multiplier in 10 seconds and you go cheaper with another 20$. Per total you go cheaper with 25$. And you don;t loose performance .
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December 1, 2011 9:18:36 AM
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i5-2500 $210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 500gb $85
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-Interna...

Gigabyte GTX 560ti $227
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 500w + Corsair Veangeance Ram 8gb $91
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

NZXT Elite 210 ( don't let this case fool you, usb 3.0 and great cooling) $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS DVD Burner $21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asrock H61 Motherboard $70 (USB 3.0)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$754

Before Rebates after Shipping

Better by a ton ^_^!
December 1, 2011 3:57:53 PM

cutebeans said:
i5-2500 $210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 500gb $85
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-Interna...

Gigabyte GTX 560ti $227
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 500w + Corsair Veangeance Ram 8gb $91
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

NZXT Elite 210 ( don't let this case fool you, usb 3.0 and great cooling) $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS DVD Burner $21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asrock H61 Motherboard $70 (USB 3.0)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$754

Before Rebates after Shipping

Better by a ton ^_^!


i took a lot of your advice. i switched the power supply and the ram. the video card is actually 219 on new egg so my price dropped even more. i kept the mother board i picked out because i need an optical out for my 5.1 head phones. i forgot to mention that in the original post. i live in barracks so i cant really have speakers if i want to stay up late and game.
December 1, 2011 3:58:13 PM

Best answer selected by icedogs36.
December 2, 2011 2:59:32 AM

Good luck my friend.
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