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September 15, 2012 3:55:33 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: End of September

Budget Range: 500$ - 1000$ (More than that, I can't pay)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming only.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: New from scratch.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com (Newegg doesn't accept the credit card of my country so avoid it please.)

Location: Asunción - Paraguay

Parts Preferences: Not in particular, as long as it delivers a good performance and low DOA rates.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

- I just want to play my games smoothly without lagging, the new games like max payne 3, deus ex, skyrim and the upcoming ones, oh and PCSX2 emulator too etc.

- I have the means to bring over the parts from amazon so that's no problem. There a company here that has an one office here and one in Miami. I send the parts there from amazon and they send it to me here. But don't take that into account to build the rig, I have the money for that, just stick to the 1000$ please.

- What are the chances of getting DOA components?

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Leaving behind my old AMD Semprom.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH HARDWARE GURUS!!

More about : gaming rig

September 15, 2012 4:10:58 AM

here:


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($299.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $965.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-15 00:14 EDT-0400)
a b 4 Gaming
September 15, 2012 4:47:17 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hundred-Two-Gaming/dp... $61.28 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Three Hundred Two Gaming Case, Black

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-ATX-550-Power-Supply/dp/B004R... $65.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
XFX ATX 550 Power Supply - P1550SXXB9

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-CrossFireX-Motherb... $78.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte LGA 1155 DDR3 1600 Intel B75 CrossFireX PCIe 3G Dual UEFI BIOS and 4 PCI Slots ATX Motherboard GA-P75-D3

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-3450-Quad-Core-Processor... $189.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5-3450 Quad-Core Processor 3.1 GHz 6 MB Cache LGA 1155 - BX80637I53450

http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Memory-Extreme-Masters-PC... $40.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Patriot Memory Intel Extreme Masters 8 GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800 CL9 Memory Kit - PVI38G160C9K

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $74.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B... $22.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

Total: $535.20


http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mini-Displayport-PCI-Exp... $259.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $239.99
Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7870 2 GB GDDR5 DVI-I/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport PCI-Express 3.0 Graphic Card GV-R787OC-2GD

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Overvoltage-N660TI-PE-2GD5/dp... $309.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $299.99
MSI GTX 660 Ti Power Edition Graphics Card with Triple Overvoltage and Enhanced PWM Design (N660TI PE 2GD5/OC)

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-R7950-TWIN-FROZR-3GD5/dp/B007... $329.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $314.99
MSI AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/2xMini DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card R7950 TWIN FROZR 3GD5/OC
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September 15, 2012 5:05:04 AM

All are available on Amazon.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hulo/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.69 @ Amazon)

Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Amazon)

Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.35 @ Amazon)

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Amazon)

Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($159.00 @ Amazon)

Total: $977.98

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-15 01:03 EDT-0400)
a b 4 Gaming
September 15, 2012 6:33:30 AM

Hi i made you two gaming builds.
The first one is priced at around 500-550 dolars and delivers amazing performance.It's a bit slower than the builds made by topmark (5%) and as fast as the one by idroid.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ECS H61H2-M12 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: OCZ EliteXStream 800W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($24.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $524.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-15 02:17 EDT-0400)



The second build also makes some compromises on upgradibility but it's performance is unmatched and it's monitor is great too.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2380P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ECS H61H2-M12 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($365.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: OCZ EliteXStream 800W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($24.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PA238Q 23.0" Monitor ($229.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1000.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-15 02:32 EDT-0400)
a b 4 Gaming
September 15, 2012 6:37:16 AM

No offense, but what a waste of $ on the PSU that is POS. It won't even supply enough of its rated wattage.
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