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$900-1000 Gaming Build. Would like to purchase within next 2 days


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Trenton

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next 3-10 Days of this Post BUDGET RANGE: $1,000 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Streaming Movies, Expandability, Homework/Surfing the Web

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard, Operating System, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg? COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA-Wisconsin

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD Quad Core 3.2/3.4.....Corsair PSU......Radeon 5770 or 5780 (Think thats correct?- Whatever has best Combo Deals).....Thinking an Antec Case.....Ripjaw Ram?

OVERCLOCKING: Probably not...

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I'm not even sure....Something that will work on a 22-24 inch monitor greatly, 1900x____? perhaps.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just would like an overall build, including a monitor. I have my tax money laying around and is extremely sick of trying to game on my Sony Vaio Laptop!




Like I said above, I'm not too sure how to choose the necessary parts to make sure they all work. What i am really looking for, but also, depending on Combo Deals....(Rough Draft as you take it)

AMD Quad Core 3.2 or 3.4

ANTEC THREE-HUNDRED TOWER:
http://www.newegg.co...x...342876&SID=

MONITOR (Although im fairly sure I can find cheaper)
http://www.newegg.co...x...463938&SID=

PSU: Corsair
http://www.newegg.co...x...342876&SID=



As for graphics, I'm not sure. I play games such as WOW, COD Series, Battlefield Series, Starcraft2, ect......Im by no means a hardcore gamer. Sure would be nice to max out graphics though! I was thinking a 5770, but then again, whatever comes with the best Combo Deals. Hard Drive, Optical Drive-don't really matter all that much to me.

Ram, Again, I'm not sure...Was thinking 4 gig RipJaw? Like I said above many times----Combo Deals and price!



basically looking for an entire build, EXCLUDING Speakers, keyboard, Mouse, and Operating system...
I would really like to order this thing by this Friday, depending on how many comments I get.

Thank you to anyone who helps me out!

Edited by Trenton, 16 June 2010 - 03:08 PM.

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Seriously mate, looks like you've got the right idea. Antec 300 case is a ripper, 5770 card would suit you perfectly and is a great card for the $$$, Processor, RAM, PSU sound fantastic and are good choices. Now just to finish off the last of the pieces to round it off, get yourself a decent motherboard etc... And it's gonna be a winner.

As for combo deals... get cracking and look for yourself. :)

The RipJaw RAM by G.Skill is awesome, I actually used it in a build today.
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Thank you for the info. What will be the big difference if I stay with a 5770 or go to a 5850 with a 3.0 instead of a 3.2?

Anyways, heer are 2 builds I was looking at. Thoughts? I just wanna make sure its expandable years down the road (just ram/gpu/processor)...


Case
Antec 300 $60
http://www.newegg.co...x...463938&SID=

HD
Spinpoint F3 500GB $55
http://www.newegg.co...x...463938&SID=

RAM
G Skill Ripjaw 1600 Cas 7 $100 w/ promo code, ends today (but only $10 savings)
http://www.newegg.co...x...463938&SID=

GPU
XFX 5850 $277
http://www.newegg.co...t...463938&SID=
Comboing w/ Free surge protector winds up $3 cheaper than by itself.

PSU/optical
OCZ 700w 80+ and Lite on $90 w/ $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.418929

CPU/MOBO
Phenom II x4 955 and GA-790-UD4 $260 w/ $15 MIR
http://www.newegg.co...t...463938&SID=

Monitor
Asus 23" 1920 x 1080 2ms $199 w/ $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.co...x...463938&SID=



Total $1042 before $55 MIR and shipping ($20 ish)




......OR.......

Motherboard: Asus M4A785TD-V EVO @ $99.99 - currently available at the same price.
((( Link Did not work for some reason-this was picked yesterday-price could have changed)


CPU: AMD Phenom-II 945 Deneb Quad Core @ $165.99 - this cpu down to $142.99
http://www.newegg.co...x...342876&SID=


Video Card: PowerColor HD5750 Pci-Express 2.0 @ $149.99 - no longer available, however, the HD5770 with the batmobile cooler from Gigabyte is $155 after rebate.
http://www.newegg.co...x...342876&SID=

Ram: Crucial DDR3-1333 (2 x 2gb) @ $104.99 - currently not in stock, but they are expecting more on the 21st.
http://www.newegg.co...x...342876&SID=


Case: Xion Solaris Mid-ATX Tower @ $54.98 - down to $24.98 after rebate, but cases are a very personal decision, you're the one who needs to be happy with it.
http://www.newegg.co...x...342876&SID=


Power Supply: Corsair 650W @ $99.99 - 80 bucks after rebate.
http://www.newegg.co...x...342876&SID=


DVD Rom Drive: Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD Burner @ $30.99 - $26.99 now
http://www.newegg.co...x...342876&SID=


CPU Cooler: Use the stock AMD cooler which comes free with cpu


Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB @ $44.99 - same same on the hdd
http://www.newegg.co...x...342876&SID=


Subtotal: roughly 680 dollaros after a few rebates. Add in some shipping etc. and let's call it 725. So, monitor from $275 remaining. How about things like kb, mouse, and speakers?

24 inch Asus for $230. I may even have one of these, have a couple of Asus 24 inchers, the only one that's real handy is a 1920x1200 jobbie, the 1920x1080 unit is downstairs.
http://www.newegg.co...x...342876&SID=



What will be the key differences between the 2 systems? What would you pick and why? Expandability? Most likely, I will be picking one of these builds, although, I could always change up parts if price didn't change. I was thinking of getting a cheaper monitor, who knows. Builds go out to original posters!
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Bump.

Thanks for any info guys!
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