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[h] Need To Build A Gaming Computer


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#1 Surado

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 06:21 PM

My budget for this is about $900. I will be getting stationed in Korea, so I will need to buy the parts ASAP.
Main purpose of the computer will be gaming, and mostly for Starcraft 2 that will be coming out. I prefer a AMD processor. For the video card, I will be adding a dual SLI later on so I will not need one as of now (Any recommendations would be great though). Can anyone please give me a quota for this budget?

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 06:28 PM

With or without a monitor?

Here's some stuff that I got for another person around here, although its a bit more than you wanted to spend though, I think....


Hard drive-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA

RAM- (It might be better to go cheaper on this. The other person wanted high speed RAM...)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA

Power source- (I'd personally find something a bit cheaper)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA

Motherboard-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA

Video Cards- (Of course, you'd get two of these...)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA

Processor-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA

Case- (Of course, switch this to whatever case you like the best.)
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA


That'd be a pretty good one right there. I take that to come out to about 1250.00. I'd take the RAM down some though, and maybe a bit cheaper motherboard.


Edit: Oh, and here's the post that I gave to the other person. The price estimate was about 70$ more though, because I was thinking they'd get a Q9450 Intel processor, instead of the Q9300....

alright, here's a proposed list of stuff that I would get for around 1500 USD through newegg.

Case

Processor (actually, for 1500$, I would go for the Q9450, but newegg took it down because they ran out of stock, and they probably won't get some anytime soon.)

graphics cards (two of these, in SLI mode.)

Motherboard

Memory

Hard Drive

Power supply


Of course, thats just for the actual computer. You probably will want a new mouse, keyboard, and possibly monitor too.

And, once calculated out (with about 70$ more for a better processor), it equals 1380.93, without shipping. Add 70$ on that to be safe, and you've got about 1450 for a computer that can run almost anything, and do tons of stuff. You might want to go with slower RAM, but get more of it... DDR2 800 is going really cheap...


Edited by Vaerli, 02 June 2008 - 06:31 PM.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 06:35 PM

That was a quick reply, without the monitor/keyboard/mouse. That setup seems to be perfect for me, as the budget matches. If I was to find a different PSU, what power rating would you recommend?

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:22 PM

Well, at least get 600, I'm thinking. SLIing two video cards make it almost mandatory for that much power. Also, I've heard that the higher the temperatures, the less power you get from some psus, so its good to play it safe. You don't want your power source to die on you, so I've heard. Better brands are supposed to be good about stuff, but I've never really gotten into that. The only brands I really go for in computing are Intel and possibly a few memory brands.

Of course, Hard drives are so similiar, its hard to get a specific one.. and say its the best price, because it isn't neccesarily.

Also, consider getting the Q6600 processor. It would be about 100$ cheaper, and still a quad core.

Seeing your revision to your budget.... here's some other motherboards...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813188026

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813127033

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131232

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...82E16813131232R

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