~$800 Gaming PC Build

xet123

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Hi guys, I'm looking for a gaming build that is in the ~$800 range, it isn't a super hard budget but I would like to stay around there so I can be close to being under ~$1k with a new monitor.

Approximate Purchase Date: within the month


Budget Range: ~$800


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, normal day to day use


Parts Not Required: No OS, speakers, keyboard, mouse, monitor will come later...


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference, but grouping on shipping would be optimal


Country of Origin: US


Parts Preferences: Bit more of an intel & nvidia fan, but it wouldn't be a total killer if I ended up getting increased performance for the price.


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Yes (down the road, so I would like a good enough card where I can just add a second one later to keep my PC gaming-able for the next 4+ years)


Additional Comments: I would really like this computer to be able to play games for at least the next 4 years or so. I am not against adding a second video card later or something of the similar nature to keep it up to par, but I don't really want to have to rebuild this again 2 years down the road.

Sorry for my lack of knowledge/research, I was previously going for a i5-750 build but it looks like the i5-2500k may now be the optimum? It has been years since I was in the game more and knowledgeable, so I appreciate all and any of your help. Thanks :)
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129098&Tpk=antec%20one%20hundre
Antec 100
$60.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138193&Tpk=biostar%20ta890fxe
Biostar TA890FXE
$150.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103885&cm_re=amd_645-_-19-103-885-_-Product
AMD 'Propus' (645)
$120.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145322
Corsiar 1x 4GB 240pin DIMM - DDR3 1333MHz - 1.5v 9-9-9-24
$40.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150497&cm_re=xfx_radeon_hd5830-_-14-150-497-_-Product
XFX Radeon HD5830 1GB
$175.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319&cm_re=western_digital_black-_-22-136-319-_-Product
WD Caviar Black - 640GB SATA2 7200rpm - 32MB Cache
$65.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181012&Tpk=corsair%20a50
Corsair A50 - 120mm CPU Cooler
$40.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010&cm_re=corsair_modular-_-17-139-010-_-Product
Corsair 750w Modular PSU - Singular +12V rail @ 60A
$145.00
Now I know this is a bit of an overkill but as you say, you will be using the computer for some years. 750w leaves room both for the power supply unit to degrade and for any future upgrades if wanted/needed.


Total:
$805.00
 

xet123

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Thank you for your assistance Omnisome. Just looking more into sandy bridge, it looks like those processors would be an extra ~$150-200. My question is would they truly be that much more powerful than the AMD core you suggested? If paying a bit more for the intel be likely to equate to another year or two without having to upgrade CPUs?
 

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If you get an AMD socketed motherboard and then try to upgrade to an Intel counterpart, you will need a different motherboard.

For an extra $150-$200 over the AthlonII 645 Propus CPU, there certainly won't be a worthwile proportional difference. Also, Intel processors have bad thermal problems! Bit of a bias there, sorry. lol

Besides, AM3+ will almost certainly be faster than Intel's SB line of processors.
 

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Wow, I most definetely can't argue with that build/price ratio. Go for what he posted.
 

xet123

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Thanks everyone for the help, I look forward to getting this computer together!
 

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bombat1994's build is faster in games but since you want Intel...Or get a 6950 anyway.
 

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