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New build, $1200 Gaming Budget PLEASE HELP.

Approximate Purchase Date: 3-4 Months

Budget Range: 1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, college classes, web browsing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, monitor, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg if possible, willing to split up parts with 1-2 websites

Country: United States of America

Parts Preferences: by brand or type No preference, I want a case with automatic locking system for drives and removable snap on trays for hard drives

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1080p HDTV

Additional Comments: Need a Windows OS.


I want someone to suggest a whole setup for me that will be good for gaming.
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  1. Please someone respond.
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    Here you go:

    Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 - $104.99 ($15.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3h - $149.99
    CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz 1.5V - $42.99
    SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $94.99
    HD: Seagate Barracuda ST 1TB - $109.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 - $359.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $99.99

    Total: $1,270.92 - $25.00 MIR = $1,245.92
  3. g-unit1111 said:
    Here you go:

    Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 - $104.99 ($15.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3h - $149.99
    CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz 1.5V - $42.99
    SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $94.99
    HD: Seagate Barracuda ST 1TB - $109.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 - $359.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $99.99

    Total: $1,270.92 - $25.00 MIR = $1,245.92


    I heard seagates are known to crash(Not sure if true, just heard rumors)
    Can you give me some info on this?
  4. g-unit1111 said:
    Here you go:

    Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 - $104.99 ($15.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3h - $149.99
    CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz 1.5V - $42.99
    SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $94.99
    HD: Seagate Barracuda ST 1TB - $109.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 - $359.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $99.99

    Total: $1,270.92 - $25.00 MIR = $1,245.92

    Would 650W be enough power too btw? Because I found a combo deal for a 650w with the same case.
  5. Would this build a good gaming pc as well?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.864963

    Good combo deal.
  6. rarespark said:
    Would this build a good gaming pc as well?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.864963

    Good combo deal.


    AMD FX is a horrible choice - there's way too many issues associated with it. A combo idea is OK but you don't get total control over the hardware you want - especially since a lot of the time they generally include things like crap PSUs, RAM with tall heat sinks, and things of that nature.

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    Would 650W be enough power too btw? Because I found a combo deal for a 650w with the same case.


    650W is plenty of power for a single 7870 - if you want dual - an 800 would be better but you have to make sure that the PSU you choose is certified and rated 80+ bronze or better, a PSU sans rating will be disastrous.
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