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$890 Budget: Gaming PC

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March 17, 2012 4:32:22 AM

Hello all, I hope everyone's doing well..

I am slowly teaching myself hardware, because I want to get a gaming computer for obviously gaming, but also video editing and software development. I figure whatever can handle games well, could also handle video editing fairly well.

I need your help in deciding what I should buy, as I am building my PC from scratch (least expensive way).

What I have so far... : (all changes applied there, and not pasted in thread again and again)

What should be changed if not everything?

  • Run Battlefield 3 around High (as I know Ultra requires an expensive GPU) with AA.
  • Play Crysis 2 on High
  • Minimal 35 FPS on most modern games (hopefully much higher on something like Minecraft)
  • Able to render fast in Sony Vegas
  • Hopefully not too loud of a computer
  • Not having to worry about overheating
  • More about : 890 budget gaming

    March 17, 2012 6:13:33 AM

    Lowercase b and list will make it into a list and bold it too.
    March 17, 2012 1:09:25 PM

    Better PSU for the same price:
    XFX Pro 550W Core Edition 80Plus Bronze $70 ($20 rebate)

    If you are willing to spend $10 more this is fantastic:
    Rosewill Capstone 550W 80Plus Gold $80

    The WD 1TB FALS is a hot and noisy HDD. Based on the SPCR review of the 3TB version this is what I would choose:
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM ST1000DM003 $110

    Personally I think that a fan which spins at 2000RPM is not going to be quiet.
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    March 17, 2012 1:34:20 PM

    You should get a HD7850 instead. Much faster graphics card, and can run BF3 ultra with around 40fps.
    March 17, 2012 6:59:33 PM

    Any suggestions?
    March 17, 2012 7:57:26 PM

    If you can, get it at a Microcenter. The processor is less there and you can get $50 off when you purchase the i5 2500K with a Z68 motherboard.
    March 17, 2012 8:28:00 PM

    save $70 on "professional assembly" and DIY, here is a video to help.

    I would wait until this Monday when the 7850 is reportedly is coming out.
    March 17, 2012 10:21:19 PM

    I'll be waiting until May, so will-do. About professional assembly, I am very comfortable with letting them do it :p 
    March 17, 2012 10:22:54 PM

    Anything else?
    March 17, 2012 10:30:51 PM

    GeekPlaya said:
    Anything else?

    So much will change in 2 months, no point in making a list now.