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February 21, 2012 12:28:33 PM

Hi all,

I am looking into getting a new system, mostley for gaming but I also want one that I can upgrade. I have owned 4 Gateways and have always had real good luck with them. They have one right now that is at my price range (top of it) $999 but I have found a few others around the same price. I thought I would list the systems I am looking at and let people that know better than I do help me to decide which would be the best and why. Also I would like if someone could compare whichever system you think I should buy to the newer one that I have now. I know that these will all be better than the one I have now but, how much better? Here is a list of the ones I am looking at followed by the system I already have.

Thanks in advance,
Steve

Edit: Also if anyone recommended any other systems around the same price would be great.

I was going to list the stats but it would take up too much space so I put in links.

Gateway FX6860-UR20P
http://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/model/PT.GCEP2.001

Acer Predator AG3610-UR10P
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1742454&CatId=1886

CybertronPC X-Plorer2 TGM2101C
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=852055&CatId=1886

CybertronPC X-Plorer2 TGM2101B
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=852054&CatId=1886

My current system

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/FX540_Series/2906065R/2906065Rsp3.shtml

I have upgraded the memory to 8 GB and I am planning to install a 2nd NVIDIA GeForce® 9800GT video card.

Thanks again :) 



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February 21, 2012 4:31:39 PM

If you make your own it will be more perfomant then any of those brands.In a 1000$ you can have a verry good PC.You ca reuse from your PC the HDD, BLU RAY player .
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February 21, 2012 4:45:52 PM

MOBO : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : I5 2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU COOLER : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : COOLER MASTER HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $1,004.92 and 955$ after mail in rebates.
Reuse the HDD, blu ray player , if your PSU is a good brand then you can reuse that too, if you already have a windows cd is even better, the price can drop under 800$.
If you change 570 with 560Ti you can drop another 100$.
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February 21, 2012 8:50:38 PM

Thanks sosofm for the advice. I hadn't really thought about building a system myself. I have never built one. I have replaced Graphics Cards and Hardrive but that is about it. Looking around the Forums here from what people say it isnt to difficult. I have a few question about it though. Does the Hardware come with directions like how do I mount the Motherboard ect. The Hard drives I have installed didnt come with any I just did some research but that is a lot easier than building a whole system. Also if I did what I would be looking for is expandability. I know the Motherboard is important for that, but that is about all I know. To start with to keep the initial price down I would like to keep it more basic I guess. Like a single Hard Drive (500GB) and single Graphics Card, but room that I could ad on later. The Power supply maybe I could upgrade later if that would better for price until I needed to upgrade it could maybe be awhile before I need the extra power. I thought maybe a full tower would be a good idea? I would like to get the Intel® Core™ i7-2700K 3.50 GHz processor. If anyone could give some suggestions I would really appreciate it.

sosofm would your above recommendation apply except maybe different processor?

Thanks
Steve
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February 22, 2012 4:46:51 AM

Don't buy 2700k , if you want buy 2600k are the same chips , but 2700k have a small overclock by Intel , that you can do from BIOS just raising the cpu multiplier at that speed.
Yes all the parts are compatible with 2600k.
Believe me in that case you have a lot of space , but if you want ill recommend you this :
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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