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Hi umm i need you guys opinion help me decide which is better

Building a gaming desktop
Budget $1200 for now might go higher

I have a laptop ASUS G74SX-BBK8 and a Desktop HP Pavilion.
I want to build my own desktop gaming so bad that i wanna sell/give to my little borther my desktop HP.

Please help me decide what is best for my future gaming desktop

Umm if possible please post all the sysytem like videocard, coolers

thank you
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Did you need peripherals? monitor, speakers, mouse, kb etc?
Here is a rather high end build for that budget. I chose a mATX formfactor to save space, and higher than normal quality components like the maximus gene-x and ax 850, mainly because it would allow you to SLI another 560ti in the future for a great performance boost down the road.

This is going to be a blazing fast system, with a mix of some great price/performance items
    
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CPU: i5 2500k (180 Microcenter)
GPU: Radeon 6950 2gb (270 Newegg)
Mobo: Asrock p67 extreme4
memory: 8gb g skill ripjaws 46$
Cooler: Hyper 212+ 25$
Case: preferance really
PSU: Corsair TX650 (80 with rebate Newegg)
HDD: Samsung spinpoint f3 (140 newegg)
SSD maybe? 200?
Edited by FyreBurn - 11/6/11 at 11:39am
post #4 of 9
Check out this combo. A combo is the only way you're going to get a reasonable price on an HDD if you need some space. You could get a second GTX560Ti if your budget allows.

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Originally Posted by cj3waker View Post
Did you need peripherals? monitor, speakers, mouse, kb etc?
Here is a rather high end build for that budget. I chose a mATX formfactor to save space, and higher than normal quality components like the maximus gene-x and ax 850, mainly because it would allow you to SLI another 560ti in the future for a great performance boost down the road.

This is going to be a blazing fast system, with a mix of some great price/performance items
That power supply is incredibly overkill.

4GB of RAM in this day and age? Yeah you won't be using 8GB most likely but the way RAM prices are right now it'd be foolish not to get 8.

Otherwise, those aren't bad choices.

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Originally Posted by FyreBurn View Post
CPU: i5 2500k (180 Microcenter)
GPU: Radeon 6950 2gb (270 Newegg)
Mobo: Asrock p67 extreme4
memory: 8gb g skill ripjaws 46$
Cooler: Hyper 212+ 25$
Case: preferance really
PSU: Corsair TX650 (80 with rebate Newegg)
HDD: Samsung spinpoint f3 (140 newegg)
SSD maybe? 200?
I wouldn't buy an HDD the way prices are right now. Buying one used off here seems to be somewhat reasonable at the moment, however. Also a good build overall, though.
Edited by Airolden - 11/6/11 at 12:02pm
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Home Theater PC
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i7 3930k Asus P9X79 Pro XFX Radeon HD 6870 XFX Radeon HD 6870 
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4x4GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengeance Series Seagate 1.5TB 7200rpm Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200rpm Asus Optical Drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm Waterblock Black Primochill Tubing 1/2" ID / 3/4" OD XSPC RX240 XSPC Dual Bay Reservoir 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech MCP655 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Dell U2410 Das Model S Cherry MX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX850 NZXT Phantom Gigabyte M8000X Razer Goliathus 
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Logitech X540 
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ GA-MA78LM-S2H AMD 760G (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1)  PNY Electronics  
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Home Theater PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3930k Asus P9X79 Pro XFX Radeon HD 6870 XFX Radeon HD 6870 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
4x4GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengeance Series Seagate 1.5TB 7200rpm Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200rpm Asus Optical Drive 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Raystorm Waterblock Black Primochill Tubing 1/2" ID / 3/4" OD XSPC RX240 XSPC Dual Bay Reservoir 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech MCP655 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Dell U2410 Das Model S Cherry MX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX850 NZXT Phantom Gigabyte M8000X Razer Goliathus 
Audio
Logitech X540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ GA-MA78LM-S2H AMD 760G (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1)  PNY Electronics  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
PNY Electronics  Western Digital Caviar Blue Basic DVD Multi Recorder Stock 
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Windows 7 Television PC Power & Cooling Silencer Series 500w Silverstone MLO3B 
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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
cj3walker Umm I have monitor, razer mouse, keyboard? umm ok mybe keyboard too, really nice

fyreburn tnx i'll look into that.

airoldan yea your right, 4gb might be waste why no just buy 8.

hard to decide on this, lot of people saying this and that

BTW walker is that all in newegg?
Edited by mouseatmycat - 11/6/11 at 12:13pm
post #6 of 9
If you're not going to be getting a premade combo from Newegg, I would pick up a 2tb WD Caviar Green HDD from Best Buy because they're really cheap right now. I would also go for an i5 2500k, 8gb of RAM, and a good video card, a gtx 560 ti or a 570.
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If you're not going to be getting a premade combo from Newegg, I would pick up a 2tb WD Caviar Green HDD from Best Buy because they're really cheap right now. I would also go for an i5 2500k, 8gb of RAM, and a good video card, a gtx 560 ti or a 570.
and the way most HDD's are inflating...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FyreBurn View Post
CPU: i5 2500k (180 Microcenter)
GPU: Radeon 6950 2gb (270 Newegg)
Mobo: Asrock p67 extreme4
memory: 8gb g skill ripjaws 46$
Cooler: Hyper 212+ 25$
Case: preferance really
PSU: Corsair TX650 (80 with rebate Newegg)
HDD: Samsung spinpoint f3 (140 newegg)
SSD maybe? 200?
ummm fyreburn if you were me building a desktop with 1200 budget what would it be? only the desktop cause i have mouse and monitor already.
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by mouseatmycat View Post
hard to decide on this, lot of people saying this and that

BTW walker is that all in newegg?
yes
    
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PowerCase
Silverstone ST75F-P 750W CM 692 
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i5 760 EVGA P55 SLI GTX 480 8gb Mushkin DDR3 1333 
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OCZ agility 120gb Hyper 212 Win 7 Pro x64 PX 2710MW 
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Silverstone ST75F-P 750W CM 692 
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