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Old 10-02-2010, 07:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to build a new computer without salvaging any parts from my current computer. I intend to build a computer primarily for gaming and 3D digital modeling using programs such as ZBrush and Maya 3D. I may look into overclocking it in the future, but as of now I simply need to put together the list of parts. Budget lies around $800 and includes the chassis/case and anything inside. I'd also appreciate recommendations for a decent monitor, mouse, and simple keyboard with backlighting, which are not to be included in the budget. The aesthetics of the case mean nothing to me, simply find one that does the best job. You are the one putting the build together so you may choose AMD or Intel; it doesn't matter to me as long as you meet the budget or are moderately close.
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Old 10-05-2010, 04:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Some help would be appreciated.
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Default Re: Budget Gaming Computer

Case
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

HDD
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card
Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power Supply
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

RAM
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996947

Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55 LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7860

Its a tad over 800 but i did not want to skimp on CPU. I really wanted to give you an i7 930 because of the 3D work can take advantage of the faster CPU and triple channel RAM but without GPU it was over 800.

These are usually a personal preference thing but

A nice LCD
Newegg.com - Samsung 24" 1920x1080 5ms B2430HD HD HDMI WideScreen LCD Monitor w/TV Tuner & USB Port 300 cd/m2 70,000:1 dynamic

Keyboard
Newegg.com - RAZER Lycosa Black USB Wired Game Keyboard

Simple good gaming mouse from 2 companies.
Newegg.com - Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse
Newegg.com - RAZER Lachesis Banshee Blue 9 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 4000 dpi Gaming Mouse
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Budget Gaming Computer

hmm... PPMguires is better... sooo never mind


Case: $40
NZXT GAMMA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=NZXT%20Gamma

Mother Board + Processor: $235
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO + AMD Phenom II 955
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.500534

Ram: $91
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

Graphics card: $190
MSI N460GTX Cyclone
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-512-_-Product

PowerSupply + HDD: $135
Corsair 650W + Western Digital 640 gig
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.514415

Hard Drive: $42
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152244

DVD Burner: $17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151175


Total: $750
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Case
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

HDD
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card
Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power Supply
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

RAM
Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996947

Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55 LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7860

Its a tad over 800 but i did not want to skimp on CPU. I really wanted to give you an i7 930 because of the 3D work can take advantage of the faster CPU and triple channel RAM but without GPU it was over 800.

These are usually a personal preference thing but

A nice LCD
Newegg.com - Samsung 24" 1920x1080 5ms B2430HD HD HDMI WideScreen LCD Monitor w/TV Tuner & USB Port 300 cd/m2 70,000:1 dynamic

Keyboard
Newegg.com - RAZER Lycosa Black USB Wired Game Keyboard

Simple good gaming mouse from 2 companies.
Newegg.com - Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse
Newegg.com - RAZER Lachesis Banshee Blue 9 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 4000 dpi Gaming Mouse
For the hard drive, why pick a bare drive? From what I understand a bare drive is just the drive itself and no cords or manual. What makes the RAM compatible with the rest of the computer or is all RAM equally compatible? Also, what about an optical disk drive?
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hmm... PPMguires is better... sooo never mind


Case: $40
NZXT GAMMA
Newegg.com - NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Mother Board + Processor: $235
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO + AMD Phenom II 955
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

Ram: $91
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Graphics card: $190
MSI N460GTX Cyclone
Newegg.com - MSI N460GTX Cyclone 768D5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PowerSupply + HDD: $135
Corsair 650W + Western Digital 640 gig
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

Hard Drive: $42
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD Burner: $17
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache EIDE/ATAPI 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners


Total: $750
Thanks for at least attempting.
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