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Building a $750 gaming coputer

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July 23, 2012 9:50:17 PM

i want to build a gaming computer for around 750. I have been ding a lil research on stuff and i'm leaning towards a Intel based system with a i5-3570k and would like about 8gb ram. Not really sure if i need to get a ivy bridge or sandy would work (really wanting to get the best bang for the buck). I am also not really sure what gpu to get with it i have a 42" HDTV @1920*1080 res. i have some older slower drives for storage and guessing that 250 GB min ssd would probably work to do the os and programs. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Prebuilt systems would work as well if i can get one in the price range. would like to get liquid cooling as well

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July 23, 2012 11:11:21 PM

Give me a vender preference; it saves time and is a more accurate way of listing components.
July 23, 2012 11:54:26 PM


LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136247
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Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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EVGA Gift - Duke Nukem Forever Game
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-$29.99 Saving


LEPA B650-SA 650W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817194103
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-$5.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
Item #: N82E16820233180
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-$6.00 Instant


Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450
Item #: N82E16819116506
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ASRock Z77 Pro3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty
1 year: $9.99 INCLUDED
-$17.00 Combo

Subtotal: $749.92

if you want an 3570k and a good gpu you will need to bump up your budget to closer to 850.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 24, 2012 12:37:47 PM

Newegg has a shellshocker deal today that includes name brand parts; all you need to add is windows and a video card: $550 after $7 rebate $135 after rebate
windows 7 $70 on craigslist

Total: about $755 after rebates. I would order the shellshocker deal this morning if you like the antec case; it may sell out quickly. It's good for today only.