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I havent even looked at what parts to get, I just woke up (6am) and decided I want a freaking gaming computer! My budget is 700. I sold my old gaming computer some time ago and its time to get another.

please configure it so that I can get the best video card possible

The total build has to be from Microcenter only (www.Microcenter.com) so I can have a running computer by Tonight, Its ok to go over the budget a little. Thanks All
Edited by jcrew3002 - 3/18/11 at 6:22am
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If you have so detailed requirements, why don't you just head over to newegg.com and build it yourself??
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Originally Posted by ronnin426850 View Post
If you have so detailed requirements, why don't you just head over to newegg.com and build it yourself??
I wanted to have it by tonite, unless newegg now has 1 hr shipping

forget about the details, Build what you will, Ill consider it, but it has to be from www.microcenter.com

Only requirement now is a bad*** video card Wooot!
Edited by jcrew3002 - 3/18/11 at 6:26am
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Well not sure how you are going to stay under your $700 budget..

480-580's would be close to 400 at microcenter
windows 7 will be 100
23"+monitor 150+
Thats already around $600, still need processor, mobo, case, psu, ram.

Microcenter does have processor and mobo deals going though
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Its going to be tough to fit that budget at MC, but you might be able to get the gtx 460 for less than a hundred if you use the 10% off coupon and $50 rebate.
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Originally Posted by jcrew3002 View Post
I havent even looked at what parts to get, I just woke up (6am) and decided I want a freaking gaming computer! My budget is 700. I sold my old gaming computer some time ago and its time to get another.

please configure it so that I can get the best video card possible

The total build has to be from Microcenter only (www.Microcenter.com) so I can have a running computer by Tonight, Its ok to go over the budget a little. Thanks All
$700 build,
cpu- i5 2500k
mobo- biostar TP67B+
gpu- gtx460
ram- 2x2gb corsair xms3/gskill ripjaws/mushkin blackline 1600mhz
hdd- 1tb samsung sprinpoint f3
psu- corsair tx650
pc case- antec 300
optical drive- asus 24x dual layer
hope u like this setup,it'll be a little over $700
Edited by Aniket - 3/18/11 at 6:56am
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post #7 of 21

Taking from other thread:
Phenom II x4 955 + GA-870A-UD3 - $215 after promo HARDOCPX316A
MSI GTX 460 768MB Twin Frozr - $150, $130 AR
2x2GB Kingston HyperX Blu 1600 CL9 - $45 after promo [see link], $30 AR

- $40 shipped [Amazon]
Antec Earthwatts EA-500D - $54 after promo [see link]
Samsung F3 1TB - $60 shipped [superbiiz]
ASUS 24X DVD - $18 shipped after promo [see link]
Total: $582 shipped; $547 AR
Haven't any time to improve on this, but some ideas for things to squeeze into the extra $120 would be a better video card, solid state drive, maybe 2x the RAM (not needed if just gaming), or Phenom II x6 processor. Your choice

EDIT: You say you need a build from Microcenter only?
That'd be tough for the budget then. Personally I would only shop the CPU/motherboard and maybe hard drive at Microcenter, due to good prices on those but bad ones on everything else. Some things to never buy there would be 1. memory and 2. power supplies; you should definitely buy those at Newegg.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Taking from other thread:
Phenom II x4 955 + GA-870A-UD3 - $215 after promo HARDOCPX316A
MSI GTX 460 768MB Twin Frozr - $150, $130 AR
2x2GB Kingston HyperX Blu 1600 CL9 - $45 after promo [see link], $30 AR
NZXT GAMMA - $40 shipped [Amazon]
Antec Earthwatts EA-500D - $54 after promo [see link]
Samsung F3 1TB - $60 shipped [superbiiz]
ASUS 24X DVD - $18 shipped after promo [see link]
Total: $582 shipped; $547 AR
Haven't any time to improve on this, but some ideas for things to squeeze into the extra $120 would be a better video card, solid state drive, maybe 2x the RAM (not needed if just gaming), or Phenom II x6 processor. Your choice

EDIT: You say you need a build from Microcenter only?
That'd be tough for the budget then. Personally I would only shop the CPU/motherboard and maybe hard drive at Microcenter, due to good prices on those but bad ones on everything else. Some things to never buy there would be 1. memory and 2. power supplies; you should definitely buy those at Newegg.
Thanks All! and good builds. I should do Microcenter and newegg. Buuuut i really want it tonite My secret max is $1000 at the risk of a tongue lashing from my wife lol but it may be worth it

Can $1000 build a decent PC from MicroCenter?
post #9 of 21
$1000 of Microcenter only parts would probably be equivalent to paying $600-700 if you properly split it up between Microcenter & Newegg; I'll get to you with some suggestions later
post #10 of 21
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$300 is alot. I think ill do both microcenter and newegg. what kind of machine can i build with 1000 from there.
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