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Old 02-06-2009, 10:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question [GAMING COMPUTER]new gaming rig ~1200 with included 22"LCD

since my current gaming pc is an antique and theres no point of upgrading it im left with no other option than to start from scratch..

i dont have the money just yet, maybe next month, so i still have some time for changes.
heres what i came up with so far: (all from newegg)


APEVIA MX-PLEASURE-BK Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16811144133
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$119.99


Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148262
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
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$54.99


ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824236051
Return Policy: LCD Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
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-$30.00 Instant
$229.99
$199.99


ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131339
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
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$188.99


EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130339
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$319.98
($159.99 each)


SABRENT CRW-UINB 68-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Card Reader w/ USB 2.0 Port supports SDHC/VISTA - Retail
Item #: N82E16820300608
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$14.99


OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR10664GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227289
Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
-$7.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$145.98
$131.98
($65.99 each)


AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HD985ZXAGHBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103249
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy
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$154.99


Thermaltake SpinQ Performance Series cooler with ultra-lightweight aluminum and six heatpipes CL-P0466 CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835106123
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$59.99
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Subtotal: $1,245.89

//i will get a better psu, but its just too early in the morning to look for a good deal
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I really think if you can squeeze and extra $50 in your budget, a Phenom II processor would be well worth it.
Check it out:
Performance Analysis: Phenom X4 9950 BE 13.8% Slower - Review Tom's Hardware : AMD Phenom II X4: 45nm Benchmarked
That is against a 9950 BE. Plus it will game and overclock a lot better.

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

This is cheaper than the 9800GTX, but you get better performance:
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

And that cpu cooler you have isn't the greatest, but this is:
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120mm "Core Contact Freezer" CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
And comes with TX-2 thermal paste.

You could also consider this:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Same price as the one you listed but has more space, might as well.

This is a good psu:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
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i know its hard to see but i got 8gigs of ram in there... and 2 of the 9800gtx ($320) which i think im gonna change for 1 that will cost me the same and will outperform them both, leaving me with option to go sli in the future.. so i was thinking maybe gtx 280.. i wanna go with evga since i had nothing but good experiences with them, cpu wise i want to go with amd
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Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1257-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 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 SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

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

leaves plenty of money left over for monitor and case of choice.
This ^^^^^

EDIT: You could probly squeeze a Core i7 build in with that budget.

Get the cpu from Microcenter, i7 920 for $230 iirc, then grab the cheapest x58 mobo you can find, switch to 6gigs of DDR3 and then keep everything else basically the same. Gives you more of an upgrade path in the future

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not a bad idea.

Micro Center - Intelģ Boxed Coreģ i7 Processor 920

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TpowerX58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

that may fit your budget.
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I second the i7 build. You should be able to just squeeze it in...even if it's a little over, it's seriously worth it.
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i know its hard to see but i got 8gigs of ram in there... and 2 of the 9800gtx ($320) which i think im gonna change for 1 that will cost me the same and will outperform them both, leaving me with option to go sli in the future.. so i was thinking maybe gtx 280.. i wanna go with evga since i had nothing but good experiences with them, cpu wise i want to go with amd
You want AMD?

You get AMD!

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2&#43; 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM2&#43;&#47;AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

But to let you know, the GTX 280 is replaced with the GTX 285, and AMD is slightly slower though
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well if he could fit a i7 in, why not?
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Vernong, what's the real difference between that mobo and this one?

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