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Old 04-02-2009, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gaming rig build for under $1000 please

Could any of you PC Guru's recommend a good gaming rig build for under $1000? I don't need a monitor. Also when you recommend the build are you sure it all goes together fairly easily?

Or i could go this route:
Newegg.com - iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme 968i Intel Core i7 920(2.66GHz) 3GB DDR3 500GB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit - Desktop PCs

Any suggestions most welcome thanks!

I found this:

Sub $1K i7 barebones

"i7 920: $270
MSI X58 Pro: $191 - $20MIR
OCZ Platinum 6GB 1600mhz: $120 - $50MIR
ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB: $198
WD Caviar Black 80GB: $80
Total: $860 - $70MIR"

Actually this seems a little too hardcore. I need an OS and DVD, etc. And the HD is only 80gb?

Sorry about the triple orginal posts. Mybad. Thanks for the replies. Any thoughts on the newegg/iBUYPOWER ready built that i linked? Overpriced? Slower than the duo core e8500 for gaming?
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Gaming rig build for under $1000 please

You should be able to get a much bigger hard drive for $80, a DVD drive is $20-$25 make sure you get one that is SATA not IDE. For an OS you should get windows vista home premium x64, don't get home basic. For a power supply get a corsair 650TX or a corsair 750TX. Everything else looks good, however you may want a different motherboard IMO Asus makes the best boards.

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Default Re: Gaming rig build for under $1000 please

Its definitely really easy to put together.

Here is something I put together for you.

Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W Continuous @ 40C EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 900(PC2 7200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

that comes to $947 - $45 mail in rebates then you can choose whatever case you like with the rest of your money.

edit: just noticed I forgot the HDD and adding that puts you right at $1000 so i'll downgrade the gfx card
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I put this together for ya... not sure if you have a case or not, so i threw one in... otherwise... the order would be that much cheaper...

case
Newegg.com - RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case - Computer Cases
(alot of guys on here would most likely say not to buy raidmax, cuz its cheap... but this one had good ratings...and free shipping)

cpu/mobo
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

ram
Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 900(PC2 7200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

gpu
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

psu
Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

hdd
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

dvd
Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

os
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

cpu fan/hs
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

these guys could help you put it together yourself step by step... so anyways

this would be
$928.11 after shipping...
and $55 mail in rebate...
so you are still under $1000 and its pretty cool...

i'm sure pinscher will chime in on something though... i just like to undercut him from time to time hehe!!!
the only difference really is the gpu... i went with the HD4870 and the mobo supports dual GPUs (as does the one he chose) so you could upgrade in the future if you would like...
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Default Re: Gaming rig build for under $1000 please

Thanks for the responses guys. Gives me some ideas to think about. Thanks again!
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I seem to be on a psu kick these past couple of days. I'd go with the single rail PC P&C psu over the OCZ. Also, both motherboards support dual video cards and if you go that route one day you'll need 4 6pin pcie supplies. You can use adapters from the standard 4 pin molex pins that will come with the gpus but they are messy and just add even more wires to your case. If you can afford a few more $$$ I'd go with one of these psus IF you think you'll upgrade to dual cards in the future....but that's personal preference as the 610 Silencer will run dual with the adapters.

Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S75CF 750W EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

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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
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Default Re: Gaming rig build for under $1000 please

the corsair PSU for sure

here's my suggestion

AMD's x3 720
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Processors - Desktops

Sunbeam Core Contact Cooler
Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

MSI Motherboard
Newegg.com - MSI K9A2 Platinum AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

G-Skill PC8500
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

ATI's newest offering
Newegg.com - XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Corsair 750TX
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

Western Digital 640 GB
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

DVD-RW/DVD-ROM (Samsung)
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 DVDR DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

Vista Permium 64-bit
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

This comes out $950.92 at NewEgg which gives you about $50 in breathing room for a case (if you find free case shipping),

If you want a more expensive case downgrading the 4890 1 GB to a 4870 1 GB will allow $50 more for a case if you desire

NOTE: this has $55 in MIR's also

If I was you I would suggest just saving another $30 for a case and not downgrading the 4890, it I mean $30 isn't too much at all to save, or just wait for an aftermarket CPU cooler if you don't plan on overclocking much
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Thanks for latest advice rollingthunder. Looks good. Gave all you guys a thumbs up.
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