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Old 05-19-2011, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to build a nice computer that will handle just alot of the new FPS's. I havent been into pc gaming for about 4 years now. But i miss it ALOT! With that said heres what i want to do with it

Alot of media, such as itunes, pictures, and videos
Gaming play all the newer games at a decent rate
Web surfing
As a jukebox i guess you could say. Would like a good sound card that can make my Klipschs sound very nice.

My budget is about $650-$700 TOPS!

My neighbor has a copy of windows xp, so should i use that or get windows 7?

Im also not including a monitor in the budget. I would still like yall to recommend me a nice one for gaming. I still need a keyboard and maybe a mouse. I hope to god my MX518 logitech is still around, but if it aint i need one of those to.

Thanks guys!

Forgot to add, i do not want to OC much i would like to be capable but i would still like a good solid "stock" system.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ur asking allot for that kind of money but heres some parts ive wiped up!:

cpu - Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400

mobo - Newegg.com - ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

HDD - Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ram - Newegg.com - G.SKILL Value Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9S-4GBNT

case - Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU - Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3-US 500W ATX12V v2.3 Power Supply

theres a few more things to add in that like a graphics card, disk drive , os i ( has to b win7 64bit nowadays ) , monitor
tbh good luck to u because thats a tight budget !

i would also wait for other users to add to this as well, as there are loads of skillfull people that can build to this kind of budget.
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Pretty tight budget man, you'd be best served to keep saving for a month to ensure you can afford a system that will play BF3 etc optimally.
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Sorry, gunzidiot, but you have a bit more to learn.

1x AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
1x XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card


Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-870A-USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X 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 CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

Unless I added it up wrong in my head, this comes to roughly $585 and has $55 in rebates.
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O jeez i knew it was going to cost more. I have 2 options. Buy a big hdtv with a ps3 or spend the money on computer and still get a hdtv just not as big......

Also what do you guys think about buying everything separate and kinda spread it out, since i dont have all the cash at the moment? I know computer stuff outdates FAST!

Btw thanks guys for helping me.
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Sorry, gunzidiot, but you have a bit more to learn.

1x AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
1x XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card


Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-870A-USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X 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 CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

Unless I added it up wrong in my head, this comes to roughly $585 and has $55 in rebates.
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

That is 1TB and is the same price as that 500GB, wouldn't that be better? :P

Also, Clay, I think several of the people here do that, so I think that would be fine, but it would kind of depend on how long a time period we're talking about. Also, I think AMD's coming out with Bulldozer in the next few months, so, maybe if those aren't extravagantly expensive, you could get one of those... :P Though, then again, they'd probably be a bit more expensive than the ones out now, but I haven't really done any research on them, so, I'm not really the person to ask.
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If you have patience and a light wallet buying separate isn't a bad idea.

Optical drives, hard drives, cases, and power supplies should be targeted first as they change slowest.
Ram is iffy, DDR4 is likely dropping in 2012 (also heard 2015?), but DDR3 should be fine for quite a while.
Graphics and processors improve quickly, and prices drop with each new upgrade. AMD is launching Bulldozer soon (mid to late June?) so I would probably hold off on CPUs until then, I expect to see the Phenom II x4's drop in price when it launches.
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Black > Blue due to speed. WD's Black line is for performance, plus the five year warranty is nice, too.
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Oh, I didn't know that it was faster.

Just wondering, if two have the same cache and RPM, how is one faster? I don't really understand hard drives...
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WD advertises the Black Caviar drives as having two processors...but I'm not sure what that means exactly...
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