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Old 06-27-2010, 07:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, my Cousin saw my computer when i got it and started saving up for one, hes come up with around $800. He wants to play Fallout ( 3 and new vegas when it comes out ), star craft 2 and other games, but those are the main ones. he doesnt want any fancy bells or whistles, so no side window or flashy lights.

this is what i have come up with, its a bit out of budget, i need to get it to $800. thanks guys.



Case: $40
GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower Interior Steel Chassis (Black)
Amazon.com: GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower Interior Steel Chassis (Black): Electronics

Power Supply: $95
Cooler Master RS700-PCAAE3-US eXtreme Power Plus 7
Amazon.com: Cooler Master RS700-PCAAE3-US eXtreme Power Plus 7: Electronics

Mother Board: $160
EVGA P55 LE Mainboard 123-LF-E653-KR
Amazon.com: EVGA P55 LE Mainboard 123-LF-E653-KR: Electronics

Processor: $210
Intel Core i5 750 Processor 2.66 GHz 8 MB LGA1156 CPU I5-750BOX
Amazon.com: Intel Core i5 750 Processor 2.66 GHz 8 MB LGA1156 CPU I5-750BOX:…

RAM: $120
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7S-4GBRL
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7S-4GBRL

GPU: $165
XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card HD577XZNFC
Amazon.com: XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card HD577XZNFC: Electronics

Hard Drive: $75
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ
Amazon.com: Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ: Electronics

DVD burner: $25
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
Newegg.com - 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 - CD / DVD Burners

total $890
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Well everything looks good but you could knock off a few bucks on the power supply. Depending on what wattage you want here is what I came up with.

Corsair TX650W 650-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 120mm Fan, SLI-Ready, SATA-Ready, 80Plus at TigerDirect.com

I love the Corsairs they are very very quiet PSU's. Also you may want to think about airflow with those parts. Maybe get a fan control and a few case fans.
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you could swap out the mobo for this one.
Amazon.com: Gigabyte GA-P55M - UD2 Intel Core Micro ATX Motherboard: Electronics

and you wouldn't need a 700w to run that rig, you could save some more money with this 500w.
Amazon.com: OCZ OCZ500MXSP ModXStream Pro 500 Watt Power Supply: Electronics

could also get a smaller hdd, unless he really needs 1tb.
Amazon.com: Samsung 500 GB SATA II Hard Drive HD502HJ: Electronics

and you could also go amd, but i know how you feel about 'em .
Amazon.com: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2 GHz 4x512 KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor…
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thanks Muffin man, i was waiting for you to reply. he does want Intel, so thats gotta stay. im getting ready for work now, i will modify my build and see how myuch it comes up to with the parts you suggested...

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EDIT: i want to stay away from gigabiyte... is there a ASUS or MSI you would suggest?
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Faster Ram, Cheaper Price
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G16004GK
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your the... eh, other king, slaymate, i appreciate the help

is this the same thing slaymate?

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-DDR3-1333M...7759953&sr=8-2
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No, that's DDR3 1333 and the ram I linked to is DDR3 1600. And the ram I linked to is only $88.99 after the rebate.
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EDIT: i want to stay away from gigabiyte... is there a ASUS or MSI you would suggest?
Amazon.com: MSI LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Motherboard P55CD53: Electronics

and this set of ram would also be good.
Amazon.com: OCZ Technology DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Ready CL8 Dual Channel Memory Kit OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK (Black Edition): Electronics
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