Few ideas on gaming rig, need input

By heyscotttt
May 21, 2011
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  1. Greetings all, I am looking to build a gaming computer for a budget under $1000.00. I've done a little research and have a few builds i'd like some input on, suggestions etc. I play Everquest 2, multi-box accounts. I play Rift and WoW.


    First one one:
    Mobo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229&Tpk=SRock P67 Extreme4
    ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    159.99

    Cpu:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...re=intel_core_i5-2500k-_-19-115-072-_-Product
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    ****freebie Free 2GB flash drive w/ purchase, limited offer ****
    224.99

    CPU Cooler:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&Tpk=Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
    39.99

    Ram:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...274&cm_re=Ripjaws_2_gb-_-20-231-274-_-Product
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL
    44.99

    GPU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125372&Tpk=Gigabyte Radeon HD 6950
    GIGABYTE GV-R695UD-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    236.99

    HD:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...Samsung_Spinpoint_1_TB-_-22-152-185-_-Product
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    64.99

    optical:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&Tpk=Asus DRW-24B1ST
    ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    21.99

    case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108236
    IN WIN Dragon Slayer Black 0.6mm SECC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
    79.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&Tpk=Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650 W
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
    89.99

    Total : 963.91


    Build number 2:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1c9y41tnm2dx8
    AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX450WFGMBOX
    79.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1ej48z9z8ei3h
    ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    89.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1uxqh2mv6l6tk
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
    59.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1fm5vgjp6p2hc
    Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler, free TX-2 Thermal Paste Included Inside
    31.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=17270xqzfhiy1
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    44.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1gvo5f5i11zs4
    Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
    Average Rating
    89.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=pyii1xqsruao
    XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    239.99
    209.99 after mir

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=c04fq9cylc0i
    LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support
    24.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=he9ngovs5zjc
    COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN3 CM690 II Basic Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    79.99

    Total : 741.91

    Build 3 :
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=f2k2vkbgx9bv
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52300
    184.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=10aoxdbbgewdb
    MOBO: ASUS P8H67-M LX (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    88.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=199eotsjk7kyw
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM
    59.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1t60843sifpiy
    HSF: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
    29.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=ko3pvtjepqy0
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    44.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=13bkbcgd9xtvo
    PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...
    89.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1pdwmre194b60
    GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    185.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1ahvwynmck757
    DVD: SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM
    20.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1wvzojfpl33yh
    Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic Computer Case
    59.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=8wwe32pi4x1v
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
    11.98

    Total : 777.89
  2. heyscotttt

    heyscotttt Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    I was planning to purchase from Newegg obviously. I live somewhat nearby to a microcenter, wouldn't mind driving down there and picking everything up if there were some ideas there.
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,356   +122

  4. heyscotttt

    heyscotttt Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

  5. heyscotttt

    heyscotttt Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    more and more thinking I think I might want to drive on down the Microcenter tomorrow and purchase on the spot... will give me something to do tomorrow. I'll post my idea for that in a moment if you could critique it.
  6. heyscotttt

    heyscotttt Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    ok here goes... couple ideas for memory and gpu would be great.

    hd:
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0340562
    59.99

    cpu cooler
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0305926
    39.99

    mobo:
    P67A-GD55-B3 LGA 1155 P67 Intel ATX Motherboard
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0358069
    164.99

    cpu:
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0330706
    Core i7-960 3.2GHz LGA 1366 Boxed Processor
    229.99

    psu:
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0341643
    750 Watt ATX Power Supply
    54.99

    Ram:
    need some help choosing @ www.microcenter.com

    GPU:
    Having trouble deciding input would be great.
    http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?N=4294966938 40&sht=Any&prt=NewProduct&

    Optical:
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0346835
    Optiarc AD-7261S-0B Black SATA 24X Dual/Double Layer DVD Burner with LightScribe Support - OEM
    29.99

    case:
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0308296
    CM Storm Scout ATX Gaming Case
    84.99
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,356   +122

    ?
    The i5-2500k is better AFAIK?

    EDIT: Ok firstly stop double posting.
    Secondly, the i7-960 doesn't fit with that motherboard.
    Thirdly, at $35~$40, I rather like the Scythe Yasa cooler.
    Fourthly, that power supply looks like a PoC.
    Fifthly. a 6950 would be my choice.
    Sixthly, just get the RAM I linked to above; newegg's got free shipping on it anyway.
    And lastly, it seems to me that your ideas have been sloping downward after the first.
  8. heyscotttt

    heyscotttt Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

  9. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,356   +122

    Yes the i5-2500k you listed in your first build.
    See my edits if you haven't already.
  10. heyscotttt

    heyscotttt Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Ok well the one I listed in my last post at microcenter has it on special for 179.99, it looks like its the same as I listed in my first build, I can replace that. Any input on the mobo i chose at microcenter, and any input on a gpu / ram from there?
  11. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,421   +217

    There is no need to buy everything from one source or the other. Mix and match from both places or even buy some parts from still other places if you want. That way you can get the components you really want for the best prices.
     


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