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Old 05-08-2010, 05:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default building a $1500-$2000 gaming computer, advice please

hello everybody
i'm thinking to build my own gaming computer and i need your help and advice
here are the outlines:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next month
BUDGET RANGE: $1500-$2000(although the chepaer the better)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming-programming
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, soundcard
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: none
PARTS PREFERENCES: none
OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200


-Motherboard : Asus P7P55D Deluxe
Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55D Deluxe LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

-CPU : i5-750
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

-Heatsink : Scythe Kabuto SCKBT-1000
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

-Memory : Kingston PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAMDIMM KVR1333D3N9/4G
Newegg.com - Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9/4G

-Video Card : XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870
Newegg.com - XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

-HDD : Samsung Spinpoint f3 hd103sj
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

-DVD Drive : Sony Optiarc
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 DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - CD / DVD Burners

-Case : HAF 922
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

-PSU : Corsair TX750
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply


tell me what do you think?
someone suggested me to buy G Skill(Newegg.com - Suggested Products memory, instead of kingston. which one is better?

any suggestion is deeply appreciated
thank you
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Default Re: building a $1500-$2000 gaming computer, advice please

wanna buy a xfx 5870 XXX-edition for same price $400 shipped

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Default Re: building a $1500-$2000 gaming computer, advice please

i spent $1610 on mine:


ATI Radeon 5870
AMD Phenom II 965 quad core processor over clocked to 3.4ghz
4 gigs DDR3 Ram
Asus M4A79XTD EVO mother board
Corsiar H50 CPU water cooler kit
700 Watt PSU
500 gig 7200 rpm HDD
dvd burner

Runs crysis and crysis warhead at 1920 x 1080 maxed setting at about 30 - 40 FPS on a 23" monitor.
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