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I'm building a new budget Intel gaming rig. I preferred the price to be around $850 shipped, but it has to be, at all costs, under $1000 for everything. I've been getting carried away, and usually defer from my budget so I need some help even staying below $900. I'm looking for a low-mid range gaming system because rigs these days depreciate in value too quickly.

Here's what I've come up with so far. I plan on watching videos, gaming, and browsing. I'm going for a red-black color scheme.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=17252026

I'm new to overclocking and may try it some time in the future. I don't think I need a powerful heatsink like the Frio, I just choose it to give the example of my heatsink matching my color scheme. Same with crossfire or sli, may try it in the future, but as of right now, probably not.
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I would look into building an AMD x4 build, you can get the Phenom II 955 for not much more than the i3 dual core and your motherboard would be cheaper.

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How about this?

Overclockable to over 4.5ghz and it would last you for many years

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.635946
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post #4 of 27
OK

This is the best bang for buck, it's below your $1000 limit, but yes, this is pretty much goign to be it I think.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Te...=N&ChangeQty=0

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For under $900 you can make a nice Sandy Bridge build. Here's my recommendations:

Lite-On DVD+RW Drive: $20

Lian LI Lancool PC-K58W: $70

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB: $55

Antec TruePower New 650W $80

G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 1600MHz 1.5V: $50

MSI P67A-G45 Motherboard: $140

MSI GTX 560 Ti TwinFrozr II + Intel Core i5 2500K: $465

Subtotal: $880
Total: $894

With this you'll be able to play anything and you can SLI later if you want to.
    
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How about this?

Overclockable to over 4.5ghz and it would last you for many years

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.635946
Only bad thing I can see about is the Power Supply, which is pretty meh.
    
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For under $900 you can make a nice Sandy Bridge build. Here's my recommendations:

Lite-On DVD+RW Drive: $20

Lian LI Lancool PC-K58W: $70

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB: $55

Antec TruePower New 650W $80

G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 1600MHz 1.5V: $50

MSI P67A-G45 Motherboard: $140

MSI GTX 560 Ti TwinFrozr II + Intel Core i5 2500K: $465

Subtotal: $880
Total: $894

With this you'll be able to play anything and you can SLI later if you want to.

You're missing the monitor, keyboard and mouse. Also teh 6950 that i've spec'ed into his AMD build would out perform the 560.

Although, i'd take that lian Li case over the one I picked

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Check this out man. Essentially your build, but shifted some things around. Trust me, you want the 2500K over the 2100. It'll make a massive difference. Also, the 5850 is faster and cheaper than the 6850. I also changed your monitor to a better one that's cheaper and has free shipping. Just add a keyboard/mouse and you're set. There's a Razer Lycosa selling on woot.com for $35 today. Hope you like it. https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=23469108

EDIT: All under $900 too!
     
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Guys, don't put secure links into forums, we need to login with your account to see them.
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You're missing the monitor, keyboard and mouse. Also teh 6950 that i've spec'ed into his AMD build would out perform the 560.

Although, i'd take that lian Li case over the one I picked

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One: the Radeon HD 6950 is the same speed as the GTX 560 Ti. Two: we don't include accessories when we build systems for users unless they request for it to be included. Three: we can't see the system you specced.
    
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