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Old 07-29-2010, 11:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there. I'm new to the site and wanted to build a high gaming PC. I've been reading the threads in this section about different PC builds, but the budget is what I can't really afford. Also, I'm pretty new to hardware (more of a software guy), so I need more knowledge in this area.

When I mean a high gaming PC, I mean that it can run like Starcraft II, Battlefield, WoW, etc. on the highest resolution without breaking a sweat. My only concern is the budget. I want the PC to be around $1000 - $1500 if possible (more towards the low-end ).

I hope to get some feedback from you guys since it's my first time building. I want to learn more about computers (hardware-wise) and I think this will be the best way to start off.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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so... what exactly do you want?


do you want us to put together a build for you or tech you and let you put together one?


im happy to do both... just save me a little typing haha
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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To start I'm not as well informed as most on this site, i actually just build my first Computer with help from the people on this forum. But the original build i set out for was around $1250 USD so it would fit your budget. It is as follows:

- CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX ($180 USD)
- Motherboard - ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ($230 USD)
- Memory - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMD4GX3M2B1600C8 ($140 USD)
- Graphics Card - DIAMOND 5850PE51GV Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity ($320 USD)
- Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($80 USD)
- DVD Drive - LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM ($25 USD)
- Power Supply - COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply ($80 USD)
- Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case ($160 USD)

Now depending on what your looking for some of this can be downgraded to save cash. The case can be downgraded to save a bit. And as many people told me if you don't plan on over clocking don't get the AMD 965 get the cheaper 955. Hope the people of this forum are as helpful to you as they were to me.
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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^ NO...


here do this... this took me about 45 minutes to put together making sure everything is best bang for your buck. this will be able to play any game at absolute maxed out settings.

Case: $140
COOLER MASTER HAF 932
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Mother Board: $280
ASUS P6X58D Premium
Newegg.com - ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: $290
Intel Core i7-930
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930

GPU: $680
HIS H597F2GDGC Radeon HD 5970
Newegg.com - HIS H597F2GDGC Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Dual GPU Onboard CrossFire Video Card w/ Eyefinity

RAM: $145
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ

PSU: $130
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

SSD: $125
Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2/64GB
Newegg.com - Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2/64GB 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HDD: $75
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD burner: $20
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X
Newegg.com - Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners

CPU Cooler: $90
Noctua NH-D14
Newegg.com - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

Windows 7: $100
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

Monitor: $230
SAMSUNG P2450H Rose Black 24" 2ms
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG P2450H Rose Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 70000:1(1000:1)

Total: $2305
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c'mon Sean, yes your build is better but you completely blew his original budget.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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oh... oops. i got confussed with another thread where someones budget was $2300


mah bad
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1. AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (Thuban) 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor (Model: HDT55TFBGRBOX)
2. ASUS Socket AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX Motherboard (Model: M4A785TD-V EVO)
3. G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Model: F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL)
4. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 7200RPM 32MB cache SATA II 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Model: ST3100528AS) – OEM
5. OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80Plus Certified Modular Active PFX PSU (Model: OCZ700MZSP)
6. Thermaltake Element G Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model: VL10001W2Z)

$612 w/$50 MIR

XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

$385

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer
$23

Total = $1020
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