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Old May 8, 2010, 11:18 AM
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Default Budget gaming build- opinions please!

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
-80% gaming SCII, 20% web browsing and watching movies

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
-600- 1000

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
-Canada( pick up from ncix)

4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.
- No i don't have an brand perferences

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
- monitor, speakers, mouse, keyboard

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
-yes but need help on my build

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
-maybe overclock and maybe crossfire

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
-hopefully by the end of the week

9. What resolution do you use?
1920x1080



i have two builds but i would your opinion on them.
Windows 7 home premium oem - $100
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770- $159
Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3-$80
G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7-$109
liteon dvd burner- $22
antec 200 & antec 500W power- $107
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB- $59
AMD Phenom II X4 955 -$170
toal:$806


Windows 7 home premium oem - $100
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770- $159
G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7-$109
liteon dvd burner- $22
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB-$89
HAF 922- $90
Cooler MAster hyper 212-$30
Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4- $109
PSu:Antec Earthwatts 650W - $76
AMD Phenom II X4 955 -$170
total:954
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Old May 8, 2010, 05:55 PM
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5850 or better for video. regor for 60 or so bucks. any 785g or better giga you can find still.
ram? ddr2/3 depending on the mobo. psu..hmmm...i like corsair, can find earthwatts 500 or so for cheaper tough.
nice case
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Old May 8, 2010, 06:06 PM
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I would go for the second one. Not But, ditch the 790 for a 785 DDR3. It will be fine fine fine and will save you some money. For the rest, it's nice. Haf 922 is a awesome case!
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Old May 8, 2010, 10:13 PM
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im leaning towards the secon one too wouldnt a 5850 videocard be an overkill if im just playing sc2. wouldnt the 5770 allow me to enjoy it at highest settings?

thanks martin ill change the mobo.. can your recommend the right ram to go with it
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Old May 8, 2010, 10:24 PM
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I would go for the second one. Not But, ditch the 790 for a 785 DDR3. It will be fine fine fine and will save you some money. For the rest, it's nice. Haf 922 is a awesome case!
as for the recommended mobo which brand should i go with??
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Old May 8, 2010, 10:34 PM
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I like my Gigabyte 785GT UD3H. It has 2 PCI E lanes for Crossfire (although the second lane is a 4X)
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Old May 8, 2010, 10:42 PM
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I'd go for the first build. However switch the Antec 200 and PSU to an Antec Sonata III or Cooler Master RC690 + Corsair PSU. Maybe ditch the Phenom II X4 as well as and get a Phenom II X2 and test your luck with unlocking the cores. If you don't wish to do that, then stick with the X4.
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Old May 9, 2010, 02:42 AM
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i will be purchasing the following from ncix Canada and getting them to assembly it. Any opinion on this build before i purchase the following parts?


AMD Phenom II X4 955 -$170
Gigabyte GA-770T - $84
G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D- $114
Windows 7 home premium oem - $100
liteon dvd burner- $27
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3-$54
Sapphire Radeon Hd 5770- $160
Cm 690- $69
SeaSonic S12II 520- 70
total:$848 before taxes
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Old May 9, 2010, 08:26 AM
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Bewawa has Windows 7 Home Premium for $60. Still would go for the WD 640GB Black from Bewawa. Other than that, looks good.
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Old May 10, 2010, 10:50 PM
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Thanks for your input geo.. anyways im just curious as to whats the best i5 gaming build i can get out of $1000? inputs?
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