$450 (have GPU) Gaming Build

Hello everyone. Asking for advice on my build, I have a Radeon 4850 that I'm going to put in until I have enough money (a bit less than a month) to upgrade to a HD 6850/6870.


Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: ~$450 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video editing, surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: OS, Graphics Card

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, other than that don't really care

Overclocking: Just "turbo-boost" if I do

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1280x720, 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'd like a window, nothing other than that.

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Current build:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14204609
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  1. No-one has any comments? I guess I'm golden :P
  2. Biostar sucks. Get a MOBO from ASUS, GIGABYTE or ASRock.
  3. Also, Rosewill psu's are hit or miss. What GPU do you have?
  4. Agreed @ the Biostar comment. You can find a mobo with FireWire integrated so you can ditch the add-on card. I'd also ditch the refurb HDD for a new one.
  5. I've got a radeon HD 4850, said that in OP :P As far as MB, I guess I'll opt for the ASRock...
  6. Thats a lot of CPU for a 4850 GPU. Even if you upgrade to a 6850 or 6870 later, you're really limiting yourself in a lot of areas. I would suggest nothing smaller than a 650W PSU. I would look at H67 chipset mobo's by ASUS or Gigabyte and 1600MHz DIMMS. With the games that are coming out today, anything less and they're unplayable. Do yourself a favor and get the upgrades now and it will save you a ton a money in the very near future.
  7. OK, switched some things around, going with an ASUS board currently
  8. upsguy1974 said:
    Thats a lot of CPU for a 4850 GPU. Even if you upgrade to a 6850 or 6870 later, you're really limiting yourself in a lot of areas. I would suggest nothing smaller than a 650W PSU. I would look at H67 chipset mobo's by ASUS or Gigabyte and 1600MHz DIMMS. With the games that are coming out today, anything less and they're unplayable. Do yourself a favor and get the upgrades now and it will save you a ton a money in the very near future.

    What's the difference between the H67 and H61 chipsets?
  9. Many differences. Check this out....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1155

    I know it's Wiki but it's not a bad reference chart..
  10. I see...
  11. Also, I have a case that I like enough, but I don't have any of the hardware (screws, stand-offs etc.). Is there a way to buy those seperately? Or maybe just buy a really cheap case and use the screws and whatnot from it?
  12. So, should I go with a new MSI H67 board, or a recertified Asus P67 board?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130616
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131829

    EDIT: Also, I found a screw kit so I can use my current case :)
  13. termhn said:
    So, should I go with a new MSI H67 board, or a recertified Asus P67 board?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130616
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131829

    EDIT: Also, I found a screw kit so I can use my current case :)



    Neither. Get this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

    Edit: Or this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157270
  14. That second one looks like it will be perfect. Thanks :) Switched that out. Also, do you think that one screw kit will be enough, or will I need two. Check it out, there's a link on the wishlist ;)
  15. termhn said:
    That second one looks like it will be perfect. Thanks :) Switched that out. Also, do you think that one screw kit will be enough, or will I need two. Check it out, there's a link on the wishlist ;)



    I believe one screw kit should be enough.
  16. I would deffinately not go with a refurbished Hard Drive. Not when for another $10 I could get a brand new Western Digital.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769
  17. OK, used all your guy's suggestions. Great trimmed down to only $20 over what I wanted, which is great :D Thanks everyone for the help :)
  18. Also, if I get a favorable pricematch review from NCIX, I'll be able to get a 2500K :D Overclocking :)
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