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Old 09-19-2010, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking at building a pc to replace my old Dell (I think it is a P4 w/ 1GB Ram)
Anyways, I want a i7 with a MSI GTX 460 (cyclone cooler) and a 690 II by coolermaster...
is it possible with my budget?
I will be playing games, every once and a while video editing.

EDIT: I do not own any extra peripherals.
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so you need keyboard/mouse/monitor/operating system?
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so you need keyboard/mouse/monitor/operating system?
Yup. (one reason why it probably isn't possible.)
I could find my old WinXP 32bit disc, or use a Linux Distro.
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impossible...

with that kind of budget, here is the best i can do...

actually... im not good at low budget builds, im not going to even try.. ill let someone else chime in... like Muffin man or Trotter
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what could I Do with $800-850?
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ill give it a shot, gemme a minute

it wont be intel, for Bang for your buck you want AMD
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okay... took me about 30 minutes to put this together...

This will be able to play all but the most demanding games at high settings. It will be able to play games like Crysis at medium graphics and resolution respectably. and in a year or 2, throw another 460 graphics card in there and you will have a beastly little rig.

i didnt include a keyboard/mouse/speakers because well... you can get all that for free or dirt cheap on craigslist or under your desk/closet/from friends.

this is the best i can do with this budget.
Case: $40
NZXT GAMMA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=NZXT%20Gamma

Motherboard: $90
MSI 790XT-G45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130265

CPU: $135
AMD Phenom II X4 945
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103809

Memory: $89
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231193

Graphics card: $180
MSI N460GTX Cyclone
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127512

Powersupply: $110
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

HDD: $45
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152244

DVD Burner: $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136144

CPU Cooler: $27
XIGMATEK HDT-S963
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233001

Total: $ 736

Monitor: $120
ASUS VW193TR Black 19"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236069

TOTAL: $856
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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 24X DVD Writer 19.99 LITE-on bulk drives
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$879.67 - 40.00 in mail in rebates (thats with shipping to Ohio) This does NOT include windows I could not figure out how to fit that in without going even further down in the processor department. Now with that said you can always look at a Tri-core AMD with that motherboard I listed and hope you can unlock the 4th core with it. Hope this helps
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nice build Gordylll, almost the same as mine, but mine is cheaper ( before MIR ) and faster... the 460 is better then the 5770

also, the 460 i suggested has an awesome cooler on it, you would be able to get a nice overclock with that which make it pull that much more ahead of the 5770. i also included a CPU cooler, so you will be able to overclock the processor.

and a note to Burningskyline, i highly reccoemend after you build this system, oveclock everything you can, that will help you get the best bang for your buck.
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Yeah I saw yours after I posted and was thinking that 460 might be the way to go. I still like the idea of going with a tri-core though on that board and trying to unlock the 4th core. What do you think? Also your formatting is owning me but my monitor is bigger

Pay no attention to this the 460 will put you out of budget if you go with the build I suggested just stay with the 5770.
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