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Gaming Desktop $500-$600 (Need Build)

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April 18, 2012 3:38:58 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-6 weeks

Budget Range: 400-00

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, 3D modeling, Streaming HD movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, Monitor, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments:
I was Thinking on going with a i3 2120 and a Radeon HD 6850. But those arent required. I just want something that can play and game at good fps max settings isnt required. I dont need Monitor, Mouse, or OS. I have been trying to write up builds but im not sure on compatibility of the items im choosing. Please help xD
April 18, 2012 3:46:08 AM

This is my 2nd thread sorry. Few days ago i had one and i was tryin to get some answers from some people and no one would respond. So hoping that i could get some fresh opinions.
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April 18, 2012 5:02:04 AM

No one? :p 
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April 18, 2012 5:59:13 AM



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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Seagate-Barracuda-ES-750GB-7-2K... 59


Total 690 if I were you I would look around check Amazon ebay ext. It is also very important that you do not skimp on the power supply. Do not be fooled by the wattage reading what you really need to pay attention to is the volts. For gaming you will need something around 12 volts at 40 amps minimum at least that is what my Asus 6870 said on the box. You can shop around and save save some money but the problem is all the stuff comes at different times and it takes forever to find all of the best deals. I spent 2 weehs shopping around and only saved 50 or 60 bucks.



















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April 18, 2012 6:01:56 AM

I am looking around and you should really call the store and ask about the psu be for you purchase. I was reading if you are under powered you will damage your system
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April 18, 2012 6:05:56 AM

Sorry I just noticed you said you don't need a OS so you are perfect at 590. Just make sure your os is valid because if its not you wont be able to update and that is not good you need your updates.
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April 18, 2012 7:09:18 AM

pfunkmd, tell us what you're linking. If you don't think your build is important enough to tell me what your parts are, I won't think it's important enough to click your "mystery links".

OP (xSiBx)--you should wait two weeks until after Intel releases the Ivy Bridge CPUs and NVidia releases the GTX 660Ti. Then come back with a new thread (and send me a message).
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April 18, 2012 4:18:39 PM

Is that supposed a affordable and good cpu or something?
dalauder said:
pfunkmd, tell us what you're linking. If you don't think your build is important enough to tell me what your parts are, I won't think it's important enough to click your "mystery links".

OP (xSiBx)--you should wait two weeks until after Intel releases the Ivy Bridge CPUs and NVidia releases the GTX 660Ti. Then come back with a new thread (and send me a message).

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April 18, 2012 10:24:53 PM

Basically, the first generation Core i processors (i7-920, i5-750, i3-530, etc.) used an architecture called "Nehalem" that came out in 2008. In 2010, 2nd Gen Core i (includes i3-2120, i5-2500K, i7-2600K, i7-3960X) came out and was called "Sandy Bridge".

"Ivy Bridge", the 3rd Generation launches in less than a week. Just wait a week and see if it drops prices of older CPUs or has new ones at the price of the current ones. (Tom's Hardware will have articles about it on the front page).

As far as the NVidia GTX 660Ti--NVidia just launched the "Kepler" GPU architecture in late March. It's their first architecture change since early 2010. Right now, they only have the $500 flagship card available, but other mainstream parts should launch in the next few weeks. (Tom's Hardware will have articles about it on the front page). At a minimum, it should help with prices for currently available graphics cards.

I guess, in a nutshell. This week is the worst time to buy a computer since November 2010. So wait two weeks.
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April 18, 2012 10:34:12 PM

xSiBx said:
Is that supposed a affordable and good cpu or something?


Just check out the links bro its a lot of typing
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April 19, 2012 12:03:44 AM

pfunkmd said:
Just check out the links bro its a lot of typing
Why should I click your "mystery links"? Everyone else on the forum who thinks they have something worth sharing types out what they're linking. You can too.
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April 20, 2012 6:40:40 AM

I'm closing this tab in my browser. PM me if you come back OP.
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