New christmas gaming/longterm using new and old parts

skullfire987

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next few days; put together at around the 25th. budget is 650-750 AFTER rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming,videos, internet,random computer hobbies like animation?

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard and mouse, speakers, PNY 8800GT slx8, the closest PSU to the one i have: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703011

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com?
PARTS PREFERENCES: intel cpu i think

OVERCLOCKING: maybe If it turns out later it needs it?

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: this is what i have so far with the above http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=15960228

Thanksfor any help!
 

banthracis

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Ugh ok that build is a mess...lol


go with
https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=12593432

total $566.93

Then go to a microcenter and grab an i5 for $149.99

Then find a college student and go to http://www.win741.com/ and pickup win 7 premium or pro for $30.

total $746.92 -$10 MIR=$736.92

shipping is another $32 so total=768.92, a tiny bit over your $750 limit.

You should really get a new PSU and GPU, which I included.

If you can't find a microcenter near you, could drop the PSU i guess and pay $199 for the newegg one. That'll also put your total right at $750


Edit: Alternatively, and for that budget, you may wanna go with an AMD system and sport a better GPU. I'll let one of the AMD guys pull together that build for u.
 

dndhatcher

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Caviar Blue is the slow, cool & quiet model. You should get the Samsung F3 500GB as it is a newer, faster HDD.


A PCP&C PSU with a single 45amp/12V rail should be fine.


For about $30 more you could upgrade that 5750 to a 5770 which is 50% faster, or just keep your 8800. A 5750 wont be much faster than an 8800.
 

skullfire987

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took your idea for no no psu and the 5770 (which i so appreciate that find) I will order within 24 hours :D.

Is there a need to select someone as best answer as both of you helped alot and saved me xxx amount of money?
 

banthracis

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Naw, I say just drop the PSU from my order and throw in the i5 and upgrade to the 5770. It'll come out to $760 including the shipping which is like a lunch more than your $750 limit =D

(I'm in NYC lunch is expensive here >.<)
 

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