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March 11, 2012 5:26:14 AM

I'm going to be building a PC for my sister and she has a limit of $1,000. She want's a gaming type PC.

I have purchased already (Exclude these):
Hard Drive
DVD-Drive
Case

Now, I have old parts sitting around

780i SLi Mobo
Intel Q6600 3.0GHz Quad (Overclocked)
4GB DDR2-800 RAM

I think it would be better to start without the old parts? I think so due to DDR3 and CPU's requiring newer socket types. (Being easier to upgrade when needed.) If so then what would you recommend?

I need: (Max of $1000)
Power Supply
Motherboard
CPU
CPU Fan
Graphics Card
RAM (Memory)

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March 11, 2012 5:31:22 AM

It would help to know what games she'll be playing. If she's not going to be using it for intense gaming then the $1000 can become less.
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March 11, 2012 5:34:41 AM

Higher end games

Witcher 2
Mass Effect 3
Diablo 3 (If it ever comes out.)
Star Wars: The Old Republic
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March 11, 2012 5:50:57 AM

Rucyn said:
I need: (Max of $1000)
Power Supply
Motherboard
CPU
CPU Fan
Graphics Card
RAM (Memory)


PSU $150:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO $130:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU $225:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU $350:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM $70:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I forgot to ask, do you plan on overclocking? If not you don't really need the CPU fan or the K series CPU.
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March 11, 2012 5:57:19 AM

I'm probably not going to overclock it, being it's not going to be my computer.

Thanks for the help!
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March 11, 2012 6:28:00 AM

DO U NEED A WHOLE NEW BUILD AS THOSE PARTS STILL SHOULD WORK

ANYWAYS THIS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED


IS SHE GONNA OC I THINK SHE WONT

PROCESSOR :Core i5 2400 LGA 1155 Boxed Processor(IF NOT OC)

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

MOTHERBOARD : ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (IF NOT XFIRE AND OC)

RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

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

SSD : OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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

GRAPHIC CARD : XFX FX-795A-TNFC Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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

POWER SUPPLY : OCZ ZT Series 550W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

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

TOTAL = $ 937 :D 

IF SHE GONNA OC THEN

MOTHERBOARD : ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

AND ALSO XFIRE THEN

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

AND

PROCESSOR : Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

AND TO FIT THESE PARTS STEP DOWN THE GRAPHIC CARD TO A 570 / 560 TI /6950/6870 :D 

EVGA 012-P3-1576-KR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) DS Superclocked 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


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

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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

MSI R6870 Hawk Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

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


AND ALSO U WILL HAVE TO INCREASE THE PSU FOR SLI THESE MONSTORS

OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

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



BY THIS UR SISTER WILL HAVE A PC THAT LAST FOR 2-3 YRS AND PLAY GAMES WITHOUT A SWEAT AND DONT FORGET TO GET A COOL CASE LIKE

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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

AND A CPU COOLER IF U GONNA (SHE GONNA) OVER CLOCK THE PROCESSOR

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

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

POST SOME PICTURES IF U CAN :hello: 
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March 11, 2012 6:58:57 AM

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March 11, 2012 7:06:57 AM

The $1000 build in my sig minus the parts you already have. Shouldn't cost more than $850, and it's much faster than anything listed above. Contains i5 2400 + Asrock Z68 Gen 3 + HD7950.
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March 11, 2012 1:29:30 PM

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The $1000 build in my sig minus the parts you already have. Shouldn't cost more than $850, and it's much faster than anything listed above. Contains i5 2400 + Asrock Z68 Gen 3 + HD7950.



so does my build
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March 20, 2012 7:20:50 PM

Well apparently my sister didn't tell me she needed more than that. Is there anything I can change that won't be a signification performance drop. I need to bring it down about $20 or so.

Max of $1000

Monitor: ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$149.99

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$134.99

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$69.99

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$34.99 (-$5.00 Coupon Included)

MOBO: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$104.99

CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$179.99

OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$189.99

Other Parts -

Keyboard: Rosewill Gaming Keyboard RK-8200 (RIKB-11004) with Blue Backlight
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$44.99

Speakers: Cyber Acoustics CA-2016wb 3 Watts 2.0 USB Amplified Computer Speaker System - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$6.99

Total (+Tax/Shipping): $1014.99
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March 21, 2012 6:05:16 AM

Rucyn said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$179.99


Drop the CPU to the i3 you won't see a difference in gaming and it's cheaper. Since your not overclocking and your on a budget the i3 is the perfect choice.
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March 21, 2012 6:11:02 AM

Just note that the 550ti is going to suck for gaming. I think you will have to play on med settings, but not even 60fps.
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March 21, 2012 6:30:44 AM

^He's right your better off with a GTX 460 for that price.
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March 28, 2012 8:31:48 PM

Best answer selected by Rucyn.
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