What is the best gaming pc for $1500

chiliman

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I'm looking into building my own high performance gaming computer. I was wondering if someone could make a wishlist on Newegg of all the parts that would make the best gaming computer for $1500 or lower.
 
Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202 $279.99

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131365 $289.99

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=N82E16820231247 $94.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319&Tpk=wd6401aals $79.99

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

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009

Case & PSU combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.176939 $179.98 - $20.00 MIR

EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130442

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029 $39.99

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020 $6.99

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488 $99.99

Total - $1,426.90 - $50 MIR's
 
+1 for all the components...
But how about these combos...

CPU + Graphics card...
If you are OK with the 4870X2
1. Intel BX80601920: $279.99

2. Sapphire Technology Limited 100251SR: $429.99

Combo Discount: -$25.00
Combo Price: $684.98
$10.00 Mail-In Rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.165221

Mobo + RAM
1. Corsair (XMS Series) TR3X6G1600C9: $98.00

2. ASUS P6T Deluxe V2: $289.99

Combo Discount: -$15.00
Combo Price: $372.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.175339

So with this combo and the rest of the components from the above post, will total to $1462 not including rebates...
So still you get a good RAM and better graphics card...
 

chiliman

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I have a 19' 1440 by 900 ( I think )

and no don't include a mouse or keyboard or moniter
 


Well for that resolution, the 4870X2 is an overkill...
So get the GTX285 instead...
 

chiliman

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Do you think I should get the GTX 260 Black Edition instead of the 285 that you recomended?
 

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If you check Microcenter.com for the 1 day sale, they are selling an i7-920 for 199.99$ & a P6T Deluxe for 229$. That would give you more to spend if you lived close to a Microcenter, since its in store pickup only.
 

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