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I'm thinking about getting new PC because I have 5 year old peace of s**t.
I can spend around 800-900$. Could someone make me good entry level gaming build for that money? I have Monitor,Keyboard,Mice and other stuff...
    
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post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by Whaa-aa-a-whacket View Post
I'm thinking about getting new PC because I have 5 year old peace of s**t.
I can spend around 800-900$. Could someone make me good entry level gaming build for that money? I have Monitor,Keyboard,Mice and other stuff...
I'm window shopping right now for components, so currently you have:
  • Monitor
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • OS
  • Peripherals

Is that it?
Will you be using the PC for video-editing, as a workhorse or just a gamer?

Build list:
Subtotal: $769.92+ Shipping

I'd suggest that you seek a second opinion, but here you are. I took around an hour to carefully compile this list for you.
Edited by TylerJFisher - 4/25/11 at 5:03pm
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post #3 of 12
I just threw this together.

DVD-Writer: $19.99
CM Elite 430 Case: $49.99
Samsung F3 HDD: $49.99
ASUS M4A87TD EVO: $109.99
Sapphire Radeon HD6870: $199.99
Corsair TX650 V2 PSU: $94.99
G.Skill RipJaws 1600MHz RAM: $59.99
AMD Phenom II x4 955 CPU: $139.99
CM Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler: $34.99

TOTAL PRICE ON NEWEGG: $759.91 + Shipping

You could probably find these parts for cheaper by looking around. Try looking for bundles that have the motherboard, CPU and RAM altogether.

This build should max out any game out at the moment on single monitor setups at at least 1080p.

And in the future when it starts getting outdated, that motherboard and PSU will give you the capability of getting a second 6870 to give it some extra power.

Also that board has an 8+1 power phase which makes it safer when overclocking the CPU.

Spend the rest on energy drinks and crisps!

EDIT: Might want to pick some fans as well for the case and cooler. Blue Coolermaster Sickleflow fans would go well with the stock blue fan in the case, or if you prefer you could get green or red ones. They're decent enough fans and look nice

Just saw that it says you are from Serbia as well. Keep in mind that these are prices from a shop in the United States and they may not be the same price in Serbia.
Edited by amorph - 4/25/11 at 11:48am
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post #4 of 12
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Thanks a lot for help guys
    
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post #5 of 12
I suggest the 2nd builds GPU, on a low end build i definitely recommend and ATI GPU.
    
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post #6 of 12
What resolution is your monitor running at? If it's below 1680 x 1050, you may want to upgrade it to something that size or larger, because it makes gaming a bit more immersive. Not sure if you are saying that your monitor is about 5 years old as well, though.
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post #7 of 12
Guys! $900 is more than enough for Sandy Bridge!
For example:
Asrock Pro3 $130
i5-2500k $225
212+ $30
ASUS GTX460 TOP $145
4GB CL9 1600 RAM $50
TX650 V2 $90
250GB 7200 Caviar Blue $40
1TB Spinpoint $65
CM 690 II Advanced $65
DRW-24B1ST $20
Total = $860
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by 5outh View Post
What resolution is your monitor running at? If it's below 1680 x 1050, you may want to upgrade it to something that size or larger, because it makes gaming a bit more immersive. Not sure if you are saying that your monitor is about 5 years old as well, though.
Nope, my old monitor is R.I.P. Now I have Samsung B2230
    
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post #9 of 12
i agree with csm
just go with the sandy bridge build
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Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725 View Post
Guys! $900 is more than enough for Sandy Bridge!
For example:
Asrock Pro3 $130
i5-2500k $225
212+ $30
ASUS GTX460 TOP $145
4GB CL9 1600 RAM $50
TX650 V2 $90
250GB 7200 Caviar Blue $40
1TB Spinpoint $65
CM 690 II Advanced $65
DRW-24B1ST $20
Total = $860
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