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Is this possible on a budget of $900? If not, what would be an ideal setup?

I already am going to be using my 42" LED Vizio TV as a monitor. I'm going to need a wireless keyboard / mouse combo though to go with this build as I don't have one.

I will be playing SC2, World of Warcraft, Diablo 3 (when released) and other games in 1920x1080 resolution. (1080p) - wanting to use HDMI Cable for Audio & Video (I'm not an audiophile, so standard mobo sound will be fine). I will also be using this to watch movies as well that I've downloaded. It will be connected to the TV 24/7. I'm not concerned about power consumption as I turn off my computer at night, or if I go out for the day.
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Yeah, a 460 1GB is cheap now and is great.

460 1GB- 150 or so
2500k- 225
p8p67 pro-180
ripjaw 4gig-45/50
Spinpoint f4 1TB-50
HAF 912-40
Good PSU 650-750w-80/100
    
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Windows 7 ultimate x64 ELETT221 @ 1920x1080 Microsoft curve Antec High Current Gamer 750w 
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post #3 of 13
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actually my budget just went down...wife is only allowing $700.
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Originally Posted by DefCoN View Post
actually my budget just went down...wife is only allowing $700.
wow, that sucks. Women screw up everything. lol. I don't think you can make anything too decent with only 700. At least I can't.
     
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Yea, I would continue to save if you only got a $700 budget right now.
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Easy. With 6850 in it. Check out my thread:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...sb-gaming.html
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post #7 of 13
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all I really want to do is be able to play starcraft 2 at max settings, don't care about any other games really at this moment, so basing off of that, could I build a $600-$700 rig to play it?
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You don't need a 2500k to game. For budget gaming builds AMD is always a better option. Something like a Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition would be better for your budget. Coupled with any decent mobo and a 6850 or 6870 and 4GB RAM = great gaming build.
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You don't need a 2500k to game. For budget gaming builds AMD is always a better option. Something like a Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition would be better for your budget. Coupled with any decent mobo and a 6850 or 6870 and 4GB RAM = great gaming build.
awesome man, well newegg has a combo deal going on for the phenom ii x4 955 black ed

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
MSI 880GMA-E53 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

all of that for $295!!! wow....would this be good, coupled with a 650w corsair psu? (89.99)
post #10 of 13
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ok, not trying to spam....but I just put the following in my cart at newegg:

Combo: - ($295.00)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 995 Black Ed
HD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm 6.0gb/s
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1600
Mobo: MSI 880GMA-E53 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Frio ($57.99)
Case: HAF 912 ($59.99)
GFX: XFX HD Raedon 6870 1GB ($187.99)
PSU: Corsair 650w 80+ ($89.99)

Total: $690.96


is this good, am I missing anything I need? just to make sure and to see if this is a good build. Also, is the PSU good, or is it overkill? could I go for a 550w?
Edited by DefCoN - 6/3/11 at 10:05pm
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