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$800 Gaming PC give or take $200

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December 28, 2011 8:13:38 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $700-$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming/Media

Parts Not Required: Hard Drive, Monitor, Mouse/Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: What ever is best.

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: What ever is best.

Overclocking: Depends on longevity/heat/output. I prefer low-temp/low maintenance systems.

SLI or Crossfire: What ever is best

Monitor Resolution: This is my monitor. Insignia™ - 42" Class / 1080p / 120Hz / LCD HDTV (Model: NS-42L780A12)

This is what I picked out on newegg.com to give you an idea of what I was thinking.


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December 28, 2011 8:23:08 PM

I'll give you the list of parts I'm going to order for my computer. I'm using my computer for the same reasons. Here it is:

CPU: Intel i5 processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Radeon hd 6950
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Corsair Vengence 4GBx2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP HDMI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-DDR3-Motherboard-G...

PSU: OCZ ZS Series 750W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Cooler master 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

wireless adaptor: $50

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

Cooler: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10...


CPU: $220
GPU: $260
RAM: $45
PSU: $100
MOBO: $150
Case: $100
Adapter: $50
SSD: $90
cooler: $20
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Total: $1035

This is a rough estimate, but you can easily save some money if you don't want the SSD, wireless adapter, use a haf 912 instead of 922, or wait on buying a different cpu cooler. I hope I helped a bit :) 

Check out this site: http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14708687...
It has a ton of builds with different budgets.
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December 29, 2011 5:19:07 PM

I am curious about the pros and cons as well as the differences between buying say HIM/Gigabyte vs. buying EVGA/Asus. Do HIM/Gigabyte offer adequate warranty and quality?
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December 29, 2011 5:32:08 PM

I honestly like the HAF 912 better than the HAF 922 due to better/easier cable management.
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