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post #1 of 31
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hey guys new to posting but been reading for a while now. i have finally been able to save up some money for a new gaming pc, unfortunately my budget is low (under $1200)

i played around with some setups on ibuypower and cyberpower, as well on newegg. what i came up with was something along these lines:

i7 875k
geforce GTX 460/465 1gb (or possibly an HD 5850 but might be pushing my budget)
4gb DDR3 ram

as far as the rest goes, id like your input. what type of PSU should i get for this setup? what about mobo? etc.

any help/tips would be great guys, im hoping i can make a purchase within the next few days
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 27" Qnix QX2710 1440p 
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KINGWIN Lazer 750W Modular Coolermaster HAF 932 
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post #2 of 31
If thats low budget....
wow.
Ill hop on the newegg, look around.
    
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post #3 of 31
Thread Starter 
is that not a low budget? lol
jaden's rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 680 2GB G.SKILL 6GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 27" Qnix QX2710 1440p 
PowerCase
KINGWIN Lazer 750W Modular Coolermaster HAF 932 
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jaden's rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 680 2GB G.SKILL 6GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 27" Qnix QX2710 1440p 
PowerCase
KINGWIN Lazer 750W Modular Coolermaster HAF 932 
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post #4 of 31
No something like mine (300-400~) is more low budge to me, lol. Im putting a rig together now.
    
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Xeon w3680 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R GTX 470 Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisk SSD Seagate Corsair H50 W7  
MonitorCaseMouse
Viewsonic VA1912wb CM HAF Logitech M570 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon w3680 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R GTX 470 Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisk SSD Seagate Corsair H50 W7  
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Viewsonic VA1912wb CM HAF Logitech M570 
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post #5 of 31
not its not. low budget is $300-$500!!
post #6 of 31
You can do a lot with $1200. A couple of questions...

1. Do you need an OS?
2. Do you need a Keyboard/Mouse?
3. Do you need a Monitor? If not, then what resolution is your current monitor?

Answer those and the fine poeple of OCN will help you build a good PC.
One thing I can say already is that you don't need an 875K. the i5 750 is great for gameing.
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Core i7 960 D0 @ Stock Asus P6X58D-Premium MSI GTX465 Twin Frozr II GE UL to GTX470 PNY Refurbished GTX465 UL to GTX470 with H60 Mod 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600Mhz @ 9-9-9-24-2T 2 X 64GB M4 SSD in RAID0 3 X 500GB in RAID5 LG BD-R Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Window 7 64-bit, Ubuntu Linux 10, MAC OS X Dell 21" and LG 23" Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Corsair HX750 
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CM 690 II Advanced Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Soundblaster recon3D Fatal1ty Champion 
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Core i7 960 D0 @ Stock Asus P6X58D-Premium MSI GTX465 Twin Frozr II GE UL to GTX470 PNY Refurbished GTX465 UL to GTX470 with H60 Mod 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600Mhz @ 9-9-9-24-2T 2 X 64GB M4 SSD in RAID0 3 X 500GB in RAID5 LG BD-R Corsair H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Window 7 64-bit, Ubuntu Linux 10, MAC OS X Dell 21" and LG 23" Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Corsair HX750 
CaseMouseAudio
CM 690 II Advanced Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Soundblaster recon3D Fatal1ty Champion 
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post #7 of 31
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warsteiner View Post
You can do a lot with $1200. A couple of questions...

1. Do you need an OS?
2. Do you need a Keyboard/Mouse?
3. Do you need a Monitor? If not, then what resolution is your current monitor?

Answer those and the fine poeple of OCN will help you build a good PC.
One thing I can say already is that you don't need an 875K. the i5 750 is great for gameing.
no to all 3. however, i do plan on buying a 24" monitor soon afterward. mine right now is 14x9

is the i5 750 overclockable? id love to run games coming out now on high settings like CoD black ops for example.
jaden's rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 680 2GB G.SKILL 6GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 27" Qnix QX2710 1440p 
PowerCase
KINGWIN Lazer 750W Modular Coolermaster HAF 932 
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jaden's rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 680 2GB G.SKILL 6GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 27" Qnix QX2710 1440p 
PowerCase
KINGWIN Lazer 750W Modular Coolermaster HAF 932 
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post #8 of 31
Heck yes it is!
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AMD Phenom II X4 995 BE @ 3.60GHz ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 MSI R7-260X 2GB OC 8GB G.Skill DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB Western Digital Blue LG DVD-Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Home x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 226BW 22" LCD 2ms Logitech K120 XFX Core Edition PRO-550W Cooler Master HAF 912 
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AMD Phenom II X4 995 BE @ 3.60GHz ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 MSI R7-260X 2GB OC 8GB G.Skill DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB Western Digital Blue LG DVD-Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Home x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 226BW 22" LCD 2ms Logitech K120 XFX Core Edition PRO-550W Cooler Master HAF 912 
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post #9 of 31
All intels are overclockable on the right motherboard. Almost done with the build. Do you need a case/hard drive?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon w3680 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R GTX 470 Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisk SSD Seagate Corsair H50 W7  
MonitorCaseMouse
Viewsonic VA1912wb CM HAF Logitech M570 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon w3680 Gigabyte X58A-UD3R GTX 470 Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisk SSD Seagate Corsair H50 W7  
MonitorCaseMouse
Viewsonic VA1912wb CM HAF Logitech M570 
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post #10 of 31
Thread Starter 
case and hard drive yes. dont need too big of an HD, 500gb and under is great.
jaden's rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 680 2GB G.SKILL 6GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 27" Qnix QX2710 1440p 
PowerCase
KINGWIN Lazer 750W Modular Coolermaster HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
jaden's rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-930 ASUS P6X58D-E EVGA GTX 680 2GB G.SKILL 6GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB Corsair H50 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 27" Qnix QX2710 1440p 
PowerCase
KINGWIN Lazer 750W Modular Coolermaster HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
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