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1000 Dollar Gaming Rig

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May 6, 2012 6:23:58 PM

Ok its been about 4 years since I build my last computer. This is something I really enjoy but since I have been outa practice for a while I am not absolutely certain I am not getting "ripped off". So my question is...Am I buying the best parts for the best price? Also I have a 1000w PS that is not included in the list that I am considering purchaseing as well. The PS is the "Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design,ATX12V"


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May 6, 2012 6:32:39 PM

I am getting a 1000w PS (overkill I know) because I figure if I get one that is too much it will not be strained and will last longer. My last 1000 dollar build has held up perfectly for 4 years and I am expecting to get the same performance from this.
May 6, 2012 6:34:18 PM

and i may eventually run crossfire(2 vid cards)

this would be my first non Radeon card and I am a little confused about their quality specs but from the reviews I read the card I selected is a good quality card with a lot of bang for the $...
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May 6, 2012 6:51:34 PM

probably rude but BUMP.. getting buried ha
May 6, 2012 6:52:48 PM

You're better off going intel these days. For $1000, you can build a solid gaming rig.

Keeping everything but your mobo, cpu, power supply, and gpu, your total comes to about $510.

That leaves $490 for those.

PSU: I wouldn't buy a Rosewill psu, and 1000W is very overkill.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $150 - Seasonic, 850W. Plenty for 2 GPUs, overkill for one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $140 - Corsair, 850W.

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $125 - Intel, 1155 socket, solid gaming processor.

Mobo/GPU:
Found a combo deal on Newegg for $235
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... - Better card and new Z77 mobo than what you have.

Which would leave you right at the $1000 mark. It's a more solid system with upgradeability that you don't have going the AMD route.
May 6, 2012 7:03:43 PM

gonna go run for a bit but i checked out your suggestions and i am really not well versed in intel processors. I have always been an AMD fan boy. But I guess my question is about the MB it states you have to OC to get 1866 mem speeds and I would rather have it be plug and play(ive had issues with these OC types of mem in the past) and as far as the processor its a Dual Core that is hyperthreaded. Isnt a quad core better? I do not plan on upgrading anything except maybe purchasing a second GPU so does that affect your logic any (that Intel is more upgradeable in the future?)

but ill be back on here later like i said bout to go run
May 6, 2012 9:04:07 PM

josh1492 said:
gonna go run for a bit but i checked out your suggestions and i am really not well versed in intel processors. I have always been an AMD fan boy. But I guess my question is about the MB it states you have to OC to get 1866 mem speeds and I would rather have it be plug and play(ive had issues with these OC types of mem in the past) and as far as the processor its a Dual Core that is hyperthreaded. Isnt a quad core better? I do not plan on upgrading anything except maybe purchasing a second GPU so does that affect your logic any (that Intel is more upgradeable in the future?)

but ill be back on here later like i said bout to go run


Look up Tom's best gaming CPUs for the money. The i3 2120 is the best in your price point, and would only be beaten by your AMD in something very CPU-heavy like video editing. You also save money to put towards your graphics card, which is the most important in terms of gaming. There is a huge step up from that series 400 card to the 560. RAM memory speeds are almost useless. You really stop seeing a gain once you hit about 1600, which is what the board defaults it to.
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