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Old 07-02-2007, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default $1000 to spend on a gaming PC

My laptop blew out the other night and it is time anyway to upgrade that outdated POS

So anyway I have ~$1k to spend on a high end gaming PC. This does NOT include, mouse, monitor, keyboard, etc.

I usually run alot of FPS games, and I edit/burn alot of movies and pictures, so it will need to serve as a multimedia center also

I just need a general direction to start

I know i'd like to use the New Intel Core 2 Duo processor if that helps any

Thanks
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e6750
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8800gts 320mb
corsair 520
Seagate 250gb HD
g-skill hz, hk or nq's
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Case - Antec 900 or Cooler Master Centurion 5(Cheaper) or Your choice...
Motherboard - Gigabyte P35-DS3R or MSI P6N Platinum, MSI P6N SLI-FI(If you want the option of SLI)
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 or E6750 on July 22
RAM - 2 x 1GB G. Skill DDR2-800 HZs or 2 x 1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800(Great rebate deal)
Graphics - EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB or EVGA 8800GTS 640MB(If you plan on playing with big resolutions)
Power Supply - Rosewill RP550 550W or Corsair 520HX, Seasonic 550w (If you have the extra money)
Hard Drive - Seagate 7200.10 320GB 16mb cache
Optical Drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner
Optional Aftermarket HSF - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro or Tuniq 120(If you have the extra money)

Any combination, will result in a $1k budget, more or less.
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Case - Antec 900 or Cooler Master Centurion 5(Cheaper) or Your choice...
Motherboard - Gigabyte P35-DS3R or MSI P6N Platinum, MSI P6N SLI-FI(If you want the option of SLI)
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 or E6750 on July 22
RAM - 2 x 1GB G. Skill DDR2-800 HZs or 2 x 1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800(Great rebate deal)
Graphics - EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB or EVGA 8800GTS 640MB(If you plan on playing with big resolutions)
Power Supply - Rosewill RP550 550W or Corsair 520HX, Seasonic 550w (If you have the extra money)
Hard Drive - Seagate 7200.10 320GB 16mb cache
Optical Drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD Burner
Optional Aftermarket HSF - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro or Tuniq 120(If you have the extra money)
hey b1gapl i'm gonna borrow that when i get my own system
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The cheapest combination, would be around $800 with the optional AF7 Pro. The most expensive combination, would be around $1200+.
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btw b1gapl does the rosewill have the enough power to run the p35-ds3r, e6750 @ 3.92 ghz (i really can't hope to get that high... but if i can hit that high... it has to be able to run that ), af7, 320gb (or 250gb), gts 320mb, and mayybe hk, nq's or crucial ballistix
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The Rosewill RP550 does have enough power for your configuration...but I'd suggest the Corsair 520HX instead. The RP550 was just a great cheaper alternative, if you want to spend more, on let's say the graphic card.
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The Rosewill RP550 does have enough power for your configuration...but I'd suggest the Corsair 520HX instead. The RP550 was just a great cheaper alternative, if you want to spend more, on let's say the graphic card.
are there any sub 100$ PSU's that can run this bad boy?
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btw b1gapl does the rosewill have the enough power to run the p35-ds3r, e6750 @ 3.92 ghz (i really can't hope to get that high... but if i can hit that high... it has to be able to run that ), af7, 320gb (or 250gb), gts 320mb, and mayybe hk, nq's or crucial ballistix
Nah, buy Rosewill if you have low to mid range system and not planning on overclocking for a budget PC.
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Another great, cheaper alternative than the more expensive Corsair and SeaSonic, is the XClio GREATPOWER 550w.
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