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Old 01-25-2010, 11:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm new to these forums and I'm looking to build a decent gaming pc ranging from 600-1000 dollars, and I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for me.

Well mainly I'm trying to do some research on what would be the best parts to buy within that price range.

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Old 01-26-2010, 07:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thats a big price range. Obviously a computer costing $1000 is gonna be much better than one costing $600. So are you in favour of big performance or moderate performance and save some $?

Also, do you already have a monitor and an OS? or will you be needing those as well in your budget?


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Old 01-26-2010, 09:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I do have a monitor and os, along with a keyboard and mouse, I'm more interested in high performance really though, and I do eventually want to upgrade my monitor haha. I'm also kinda new to all the stuff that I'm going to need to have a good gaming pc, so that's why I came here for assistance.

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Ok, so this is what i came up with! This maxes out your $1000. But its not decent gaming, its hardcore gaming!

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - HIS H587F1GDG Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

total: $1013.47 + $22.47 shipping.

You could bring the video card down to a 5850 to bring costs a bit lower. Good Luck.
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oh wow this is awesome thank you so much
I'm actually sitting in my programming class right now lol so when I get home I'll look at it more, but I really like this set up. I really appreciate it, and I'll for sure be coming back here
I'm sure I'll post on here how it runs once I get it all set up
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post some pics too
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well I'm going to keep most of those items, but I'm going to wait for the price of the card to go down, my dad works at state farm as an IT manager or something like that and he said he can get me a good video card for 60 bucks for what I want it to do, then when the direct x 11 cards go down I can upgrade to one of those.

and I'll post some pics, I'm waiting for a few more pay checks then I'll be ordering the parts and what not and putting it together
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the 5870 is what made that build a hardcore gaming machine! w/o it its just a normal computer, hehe. You could get a 5850 or 5770 or even a 5750 if you want to save some money; because i'm not sure what card your dad will be able to get for $60... maybe a 4670 / 9600GSO ... which are no where near a 5770.
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well once I get it tomorrow I'll tell you what it is I can't remember right now lol. But tht video card was the only thing holding me back from getting all of it on my next pay check. Working part time at walgreen's at 17 doesn't exactly bring in a lot of cash but I make enough to spend 1,000 in about a month and a half lol(apart from gas and car insurance, I hate that lol).
but I am definatly(spelling? lol) putting all of those items in there once I have the cash
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Newegg.com - XFX PVT88PYDE4 GeForce 8800GT Extreme 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

that's what I'm getting I got it and an external cooler for 50 bucks
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