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Old 05-22-2009, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I just decided to build my own PC using a price range of $1000-$1600. I would like to see a list of components that I should use for building a High Performance gaming PC. I plan on DLing Windows 7 RC for the OS on my new PC as well. Let me know if you guys have any good setups in mind. Thanks again

PS. if there is a site with a tutorial for the actual building of it that would be great to get a link of. i found one but i would like some second opinions as well

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i think newegg.com have something like a build setup where you go through and chose the parts for your computer. but this is what i recommend.

cpu: i7 920 $280
cpu cooler: core contact $50 with i7 bracket
mobo: biostar tpower x58 $250
gpu: gtx 285 $330 evga or xfx
ram: ocz platium ddr3 1600 $95
psu: corsair 650tx $95
hdd: 640gb wd black $75
disk drive: $30
case: your choice

thats $1205 before shipping and case.
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$280 - Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
$300 - Newegg.com - EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
$95 - Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
$265 x 2 - Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1280-TR GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
$65 - Newegg.com - Xigmatek THOR'S HAMMER HDT-S126384 CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
$10 - Newegg.com - Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan - Case Fans
$5 - Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
$135 - Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
$60 - Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
$25 - 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 SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
$95 - Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

That comes to $1600

I usually buy my heatsinks elsewhere as NewEgg doesn't carry my brand. But that Xigmatek "Thor's Hammer" does look like it has Great Potential.

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are cases "universal" or do they only fit certain boards
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ATX form factor is what all modern motherboards use, for smaller version of the motherboard like the asus rampage GENE they have a modified version m-ATX or micro ATX which will fit in all ATX cases aswell.

I wouldn't worry about going for sli like slaymate suggested, a single gtx 285 will max out most game right now, thats all you need. unless your playing at 1900x1200 or better.

This would be a solid system
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Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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 IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-LGA1366 LGA 1366 Core I7 Retention Bracket - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

the cooler is just as good really, maybe 1-2 degrees difference and is a lot cheaper, thats a little over 1200 with rebates, you can chuck in another gtx 285 and a 850tx with rebates and itll be 1640, with 80 or so in rebates.

this guide slay rec. is great for starters
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