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I really want to build a new computer before I go off to college in the next year or so (and probably bring it with me if I can) and I just really want to build a budget gaming rig with a monitor and operating system preferably under 800 or at least around that price. I'm having trouble since I haven't built one before so any help would be great

Here's what I have so far.... it probably isn't even the best since I don't really know AMD or ATI.... I'm just using them so that I can stay cheap.... PLEASE give me any suggestions, or any of YOUR build orders that you have used and works great....

And for a little more help I want to build a rig that plays Starcraft 2 on ultra settings or atleast a few settings on ultra and the rest on high.... PLEASE help sorry if I'm acting like such a noob I just don't know much about selecting parts when you go to build a computer


My budget is around $800..... I do have 3 grand to spend on my life but I want to save a lot of that for other spendings like gas, games, etc... But I feel like if I'm going to build a computer I might as well go big or go home if I have enough! But try to keep it around $800

UPDATE Swapped a few things. Here's the new link
Got a different dvd burner, 22inch monitor, hard drive, and psu

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=12652911
Edited by Xerent - 10/24/10 at 8:43am
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post #2 of 19
i cant get to see the newegg link i dont have an acount
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post #3 of 19
Link doesn't work - we need a sign in. Try making it public, clicking on the wishlist, then going to a link that says "view comments". Copy THAT url, and it should work.
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post #4 of 19
Once you get a new link, whats your budget so we can offer suggestions?
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post #5 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by overclockingXTC View Post
whats your budget so we can offer suggestions?
This.
Edited by darthjoe229 - 10/24/10 at 8:24am
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Coolmax 700W Apevia X-Jupiter-Jr Midtower 
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Samsung 850 Evo Western Digital Caviar Black Stock Intel Heatsink Windows 10 Home 
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LG 25UM57 LG IPS226V-PN LG IPS226V-PN Logitech G910 Orion Spark 
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post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
updated with separate links for the parts as well as the public wishlist for a better viewing
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=12652691
Edited by Xerent - 10/24/10 at 8:27am
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post #7 of 19
i suggest changing the monitor to a 22" and the vga to a 6850
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find a memory with a cas latency-7
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CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
hwlabs gtx120 hwlabs gts 360 xflow ek fc5870 nickel+acetalx3 changes 
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Everything on 201tb nas nothing Koolance CPU-370 hwlabs sr-1 420 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
hwlabs gtx120 hwlabs gts 360 xflow ek fc5870 nickel+acetalx3 changes 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
crap model m, 6gv2, k95, wasd, code v2, model f Changes MM 
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post #9 of 19
I would save $60 by getting a Phenom II x3 740 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-699-_-Product (which has a pretty good chance of unlocking to a quad) then use the $60 on a 22"+ monitor.
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Phenom II x4 720 @ 3.6 ASrock M3A770DE Triple Crossfired 4850's 2x4gb GSkill Sniper DDR3 1333mhz @ CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
64gb M225 SSD + WD Caviar Black 640gb External Windows 7 Ultimate 64 28" Hanns G 1920x1200 
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BFG EX1000w NZXT Phantom 
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64gb M225 SSD + WD Caviar Black 640gb External Windows 7 Ultimate 64 28" Hanns G 1920x1200 
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post #10 of 19
I think he said his budget is about 800 Dollars.

Your build looks good, some things i'd change:

-That dvd burner is IDE, That's old tech, buy a SATA one.

- Samsung Spinpoint F3 harddrives are good and cheap you should consider it.

- Change that PSU, a Good 500W one should make it. Corsair, Antec or Seasonic are the best.
    
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