Gaming pc! ~750$

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eman21

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Hello!I want to built a gaming pc and i need your help.I tried to do it by your guides but things are more complicated from what i was expecting.So..

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: One week. BUDGET RANGE:about 750 or 800$.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming.Actually i want a pc playing WoW with about 50 fps when frapsing(or using any other recording program).Hope my budget is enought for that.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS,optical drive.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Dont know yet but there arent too much differences in prices.

PARTS PREFERENCES: I am asus customer for years now so i want to choose motherboard and graphic card from asus.From what i read from reviews and guides the i5 750 is a good option and an asus hd5770 is a good one too.About the case i dont need an extreme designed i just need a simple one that does fine.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe later.I have no idea about overclocking at the time but i will maybe learn in the future.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION:I have an old monitor now but i will buy another in a few weeks.Dont know which one yet.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:I also dont mind if its micro-ATX i dont think that i ll need any PCI slots.




 

eman21

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Those 3 parts coast 712$ with newegg prices.If you add power supply,case,ram,cpu cooler its over the budget.
 

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hello, i would recomend an amd build instead of a core i5, amd phenom II x4 955 and a 5770, a 550 or 600 watt psu, budget case (maybe coolermaster elite), i'll have a better list when i get home where the internet isn't blocking just a bout everything
 

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I'm gonna quote MacAdmiral here, because there is no point redoing the work he did:

CPU doesn't matter for gaming. Athlons and Phenoms are essentially the same, just the Athlons have a lower clock speed.

CPU/Mobo: X3 440 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $197 after rebate
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
GPU: HD 5850 $315
HDD/PSU: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB and OCZ StealthXStream 700W $85 after rebate
Case: NZXT M59 - 001BK $40 after rebate
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $20

Total: $772 after rebates. That's about as close as it gets.

As links arent copied, check here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/283177-13-budget-gaming-computer-build-help for the original post. I believe this (or something very similar) to be the most balance option for a pure gaming build around your budget

 

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I'm okay with roverjoost's build, but you do NOT need a 5850 to get 50fps in WoW. A 5770, which is half the price, is more than enough for what you're looking for. Besides that, a 5850 really needs an overclocked i7 920 to get the most out of it. My backup machine, with an X4 965BE overclocked to 3.8GHz can't push a 5850 anymore than my old Q9650 (3.6) could, but my i7 920 at 3.66 can get 30% higher frame rates in most games. The 5850 is simply overkill for what you need it for. Save the $150 (a 5770 is only $165) and spend $20-$30 of it on an Athlon II X4 620.

Just my 2¢ worth.

 

xrome

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Ok so apparently I cant figure out this post a newegg cart thing...

parts:

CASE: Coolermaster 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

VID CARD: ASUS 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121363

RAM: Ripjaws DDR3 1600 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

CPU + MOBO COMBO (-$20): ASUS 790X AM3 + Phenom x4 955 BE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.349730

PSU and HDD COMBO (-$20): OCZ ModXstream 600w modular + WD 500GB blue caviar
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.347302

TOTAL BEFORE REBATES: $755
TOTAL AFTER REBATES: $710

BAM!
 

xrome

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just some additional comments. If you aren't dead set on the asus 5770, there is a combo with the OCZ PSU I linked with an XFX 5770 for $20 off. That would free you up to buy a different hard drive if you wanted a different one instead of the one I linked in the combo with the PSU.
 

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I think you just take a screenshot and cut it out...or that's my guess on how they do it, lol.
 
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