I would like a gaming build def, under 1500.

Migliores

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Let me just say that when i stumbled onto this website the first thing i noticed was how helpful the community seems to be and thats why i decided to post a thread. I know very little about building a custom computer now a days. It seems that more and more stuff is emerging from the electronics world and Im completely baffled when trying to piece things together, especially making sure everything is compatible and making sure i have enough watts.
What im looking for is some to put together a gaming build for me. I play mostly fps- bouncing from cs and competitive cod. Right now im playing those games on a macbook pro - ftw right? (eh not quite) I obviously run into the announce of having the fans run constant and loudly. im just waiting for this thing to over heat. With a game like cod where the framerate is a weee bit important and you get drops like a genie pig trying to swim.

basicly im looking for the best gaming build i can get for well 1200 would be nice but under 1500 i can due. i know there can be a lot more advantage putting that extra 300 or so in.

other thoughts- i7? amd?
not sure whats better for gaming but im sure everyone else does. also pretty sure there is no specific one thats better for gaming but when amds first came out there were the shiz.




i also read this stickies :D

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (this summer) BUDGET RANGE: ( >1500)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (eyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: this does not matter to me as long as i can order the parts really. only place i really know about is newegg.

PARTS PREFERENCES: what ever fits and is reliable in my budget not sure who is name brand

OVERCLOCKING: sure
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes



ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i wrote a lot above i know that ill be checking the thread throughout the day, i dont have much to do today- just got the wisdom teeh out (I would like a quiet PC that doesnt overheat can pwn faces, i will be gaming for long periods of time)
if any more input is needed from me let me know
im really just looking for a build and to join in the community to help out where i can.
 

Migliores

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haha not sure if i can edit the post above but that budget range is more like less the $1500
i repeat less then $1500
 

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Just for gaming?

Try starting off with two or three 4890's and a 750w or 1000w PSU.

then see how much cash you have left, >$900 go for an i7 build, <$900 go for an AMD build.
 
This build includes two factory over clocked gtx 275's running in SLI. You can always go with just one of these cards, and add another one later on down the road for SLI if you choose.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137 $74.99
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006 $114.39 ($104.39 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U4P $219.99 | $204.99 after rebate Free Ground Shipping
GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CorssFireX & 3-Way SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-920 $264.99 Free Ground Shipping
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029 $41.99 Free Shipping*
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835154003 $4.99
Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143183 $234.99 Free Shipping*
BFG Tech BFGEGTX275896OCE GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Free Call of Duty: World at War w/ purchase, limited offer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143183 $234.99 Free Shipping*
BFG Tech BFGEGTX275896OCE GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Free Call of Duty: World at War w/ purchase, limited offer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231247 $94.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319 $74.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152 $23.99 Free Shipping*
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 DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

Total: $1,385.96 | $1,360.96 w/mail in rebates

*Swap out the 275 for this factory over clocked gtx 260 if you want to bring the price down on that build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127430 $174.99 ($154.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OCv4 GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx?ITPID=mscomsc <---Save yourself some money on an o/s and dl the 64 bit version of Windows 7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128374 <--- some better pics, specs, and customer reviews of that Gigabyte mobo
 

Migliores

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will the 750watt power both 275's?
and also would their be any differences in the 260 vs 275 both have the same mb but thats all i really understand with them-thanks