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$750 3D Gaming Build

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March 17, 2012 8:24:45 PM

Purchase Date: Next month

Budget Range: 700 - 800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 3D Gaming, 2D Gaming, 3D Movies/Video, 2D Movies/Video

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, monitor, Speakers, OS.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: 1) Amazon 2) newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1280x720 for 3D gaming, 1920 x 1080 for mostly everything else

Recently divorced, and ex-wifey got the old computer in the split. I have an Optoma HD33 1080p 3D capable projector that I enjoy 3D movies and gaming on. Up until last week i have done all my 3D gaming on the PS3. Got bored over the weekend and ran the Original Assassins Creed in 3D through my paltry 3D capable HTPC (Intel Pentium E5200 / 2.5 GHz, 6.0 GB DDR2 800.0 MHz, Nvidia GeForce 430) and realized how bad PS3 3D gaming was compared to my wimpy HTPC. So, I'm looking to kick it up a notch and get a decent rig that can play most everything, at decent settings in 3D, and right around 700-800 bucks.

This is what I thew together for $765 today on Amazon while i was bored at work, fire away!

Asus 24xDVD±RW DRW-24B1ST $20.99

Antec 750W EA-750 Green Power Supply $89.99

GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower $39.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB ST500DM002 $85.99

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB 1024 MB GDDR5 $224.99

G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1333MHz DIMM PC3-10666 $54.95

ASRock H61M/U3S3 Intel H61 $69.99

Intel Core i5-2400 3.10 GHz $179.99

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March 18, 2012 2:48:08 AM

You say 1280x720 for 3D gaming, but you have a 1920x1080 3D projector, so the build below will make use of that.

CM690 II: $79.99 ($69.99 after rebate)

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3: $121.99
This board will allow you to overclock.

Intel Core i5-2550K: $229.99
This processor is unlocked for overclocking and is very fast besides.

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W: $109.99 ($89.99 after rebate)
This PSU comes with a $15 gift card and is more efficient than the EA-750.

G.SKILL Ares 8GB DDR3 1600: $44.99
Faster yet cheaper RAM.

EVGA SuperClocked GTX 570 $299.99
More bang for the buck. Powerful enough for 3D 1920x1080 now, and the motherboard will let you add a second one later.

Total: $886.94 ($846.94 after rebates).

Significantly improved for around $100 more.
March 18, 2012 3:32:11 AM

The Optoma HD33 can only do 3D at 24hz. I've read that this makes 3D gaming at 1080p almost unplayable, hence the 720 part

You omitted the Hard drive and DVD drive, that puts me closer to 1000, as opposed to 750.

Thanks for the input though.

Kept me coming!
March 18, 2012 3:55:27 AM

futurecode said:
The Optoma HD33 can only do 3D at 24hz. I've read that this makes 3D gaming at 1080p almost unplayable, hence the 720 part

You omitted the Hard drive and DVD drive, that puts me closer to 1000, as opposed to 750.

Thanks for the input though.

Kept me coming!

Oh, right. Well there's a cheaper DVD burner, and you can triple your HDD storage for $9.
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