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    Need help building gaming rig

    Im not good with budget builds and usually end up spending around $2000, so what im asking is, what is a good gaming rig build for $1000 or less? My friends looking to get a new pc and im not sure of best rig under that cost. Thanks for suggestions.
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    Evga 780i SLi ATX Mobo | G.Skill 2x2gb DDR2 1066
    Intel 330 180gb SSD
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 + Xigmatek HDT-S1283 | Antec P182 Black Case
    Corsair 650W Modular PSU | Evga 8800gtx + hr-03 plus

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    Rest In Peace OldSkool's Avatar
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    I'm very happy with the rig in my sig. Total cost was around $750, Various e-tailers.
    No Rig currently :(
    New Rig to be built in coming months......i7? Maybe :)

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    thats a pretty nice setup. i might switch a couple parts around, but imma base the build off that
    My Rig
    Evga 780i SLi ATX Mobo | G.Skill 2x2gb DDR2 1066
    Intel 330 180gb SSD
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 + Xigmatek HDT-S1283 | Antec P182 Black Case
    Corsair 650W Modular PSU | Evga 8800gtx + hr-03 plus

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    Member Pandam00nium's Avatar
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    Be sure to shop around for the best deals possible. Always check slickdeals and the cyber deals section.

    I like Oldskool's setup, but I'd probably switch some things around too. Here are some alternatives that I use.

    Heatsink: http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec....iteria=BA24691
    Case: http://www.svc.com/rc-590-kkn1-gp.html
    Last edited by Pandam00nium; 04-23-08 at 07:18 PM.
    Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912
    CPU: AMD Phenom II 1090T @ 3.81GHz
    Mobo: MSI 880G-E45
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB
    GPU: MSI 6950 1GB TwinFrozr III
    SSD: OCZ Vertex Plus R2 120GB // HDD: Samsung F3 1TB
    PSU: Corsair VX550

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    If you want to upgrade his build a little more and get more gaming performance you could put in a 780i motherboard and add another 8800GT or use 8800GTS's.
    Intel E8400 @ 4005 (445x9 @ 1.37v) - Gigabyte EP45-UD3P - 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix PC8500 - 2x36gb Raptor in RAID 0 - 640gb WD Black - EVGA 8800GT (730/1700/2060) - Antec 900 - Seasonic M12 700W

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    what parts are needed for this build?

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    Rest In Peace OldSkool's Avatar
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    +1 certainly to Lilbuddy's comment about the GTS 512 and 780I Mobo. I'm going to eventually upgrade to that as well.
    No Rig currently :(
    New Rig to be built in coming months......i7? Maybe :)

    "I Reject Your Reality, and Substitute My Own"
    E8400(CO) @ 4.2Ghz with 1.312v/4.5Ghz with 1.38v - Retired
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    all parts are needed cept for mouse/keyboard/monitor
    My Rig
    Evga 780i SLi ATX Mobo | G.Skill 2x2gb DDR2 1066
    Intel 330 180gb SSD
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 + Xigmatek HDT-S1283 | Antec P182 Black Case
    Corsair 650W Modular PSU | Evga 8800gtx + hr-03 plus

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    Member blazed's Avatar
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    $700-800 is sweet spot for a gaming rig right now IMO, put mine together a few months ago for about $750 CDN, very simmilar to OldSkools' really, could be done for even less these days, maybe $675 abouts.

    Biggest deciding factor on what kind of parts to buy - what resolution will be used for gaming? More specificaly, whats the native res on his LCD, unless he uses a CRT.

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    any recommended cheap psus....similar to oldskool's rig

    is this a decent motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

    gonna be use an 8800gt with a e8400
    Last edited by Shakka; 04-26-08 at 11:47 AM.
    My Rig
    Evga 780i SLi ATX Mobo | G.Skill 2x2gb DDR2 1066
    Intel 330 180gb SSD
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 + Xigmatek HDT-S1283 | Antec P182 Black Case
    Corsair 650W Modular PSU | Evga 8800gtx + hr-03 plus

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