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dnaghitorabi

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Hello guys. Lately I've noticed that I have to run current generation games at medium quality to even get 30fps on them, so I am going to build a new computer. This will be my second build, and I was wondering if you had any opinions/suggestions/alternatives of the parts that I have listed. My budget is about $1,300.

Case: Antec 1200. I currently have a 3-year old Alienware system (it was my introduction into the PC gaming world and I didn't know how to build computers when I got it). Needless to say, the case I currently have is monstrous and I don't want to downgrade in size, and I like the looks and functionality of the Antec 1200.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129043

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB 7200RPM. I pretty much only use my computers for gaming and school. Gaming uses at least 75% of my hard drives, and I haven't filled my current 350GB one, so I didn't think I needed more than 640GB.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair III Formula AM3 790FX ATX. I chose this motherboard because it has two PCI Express 2.0 X16 slots running at x16 for maximum crossfire capabilities.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131392

Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card. I want my games to run at max or near-max quality, for a decent price, so I chose the 5850.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102885

DVD-ROM Drive: ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135202

Power Supply: CORSAIR 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC. I chose this PSU because it's from a reputable brand, is modular, and has enough juice for two 5850's if I choose to crossfire them down the road.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core. I chose this processor because it is the best in the AM3 socket currently.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance. I chose this because I want a cheap liquid cooling solution.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010


So anyway, if you guys have any suggestions feel free to let me know. Most likely I'll be ordering the parts in about a month and a half if not sooner. Thanks!

(p.s., I already have a Windows 7 disc ready.)

Edited by dnaghitorabi, 23 April 2010 - 09:43 PM.

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dnaghitorabi

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anyone?
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Sounds like a top notch system! Just curious, what is all that going to run you assuming you get all the items from Newegg? less than you 1300 goal?

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The system will be running GTA 4 (maxed I hope, cause right now it's about 20fps on med/high), Battlefield Bad Company 2, TF2, Garrysmod, Call of Duty 4, and hopefully any other games that come out in the next few years.
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lol, man my bad, I meant how much money is the system going to run/cost you? I prolly should have been a bit more clear. I'm just curious to see if you meet your $1300 goal if you get all the hardware through newegg? I only ask because I've always been a TigerDirect guy, with the occasional Newegg purchase.
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Oh okay. Yeah, the cost comes just under $1300. I'll put together the same thing on Tiger Direct and see what the prices comes to there.
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