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Building a Gaming a rig

By AndrestheBean ยท 4 replies
Dec 10, 2009
  1. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,899   +690

    The link you posted was to your cart which doesn't work right, can you link directly to the computer you were looking at. Also since its unclear what is your budget and what you want included in that budget.
  2. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 196

    my bad, i though i would work, haha

    Here they are seperatly-

    Cooler Master HAF 922M ATX Black Mid-Tower Case

    XFX Radeon HD 5770 Video Card - 1GB GDDR5

    ASUS VH226H 22" Widescreen Full HD LCD Monitor - 1080p, 1920x1080

    Corsair TX650W 650-Watt Power Supply

    ASUS M4A79 Deluxe Motherboard - AMD 790FX, Socket AM3,

    AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Triple Core Processor HDZ720WFGIBOX - 2.80GHz

    Corsair Dominator Dual Channel 4096MB PC8500 DDR2 1066MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB)

    Western Digital WD5001AALS Caviar Black Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-3G

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64BIT Operating System Software - OEM DVD, English

    Logitech 920000879 Cordless Desktop EX 100

    Cooler Master R4-LUS-07AR-GP MegaFlow Case Fan - 200mm, Red LED (for the case, its does come with the side Fan)


    without shipping 1,249 USD

    with shipping 1,351 USD

    my shipping code by the way is 00000

    and my budget is 1,000 to 1,200 dollars (preferrably the cheaper way)

    tigerdirect is expensive but its the only one that i know of that ships directly
  3. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,899   +690

    First suggestion is the RAM, unless you absolutely want Corsair Dominator I'd suggest this kit, same speed and almost $40 cheaper OCZ Reaper Dual Channel 4GB PC8500 DDR2

    Next is a motherboard suggestion, if you aren't planing on going more than 2 way Crossfire you can go with this Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P Motherboard which then requires you go with different RAM but right now DDR3 is cheaper and is slightly faster Corsair Dual Channel 4096MB PC12800 DDR3

    Lastly you don't necessarily need the extra side panel fan.

    Other than those suggestions to reduce the price any more you would have to start swapping to lower performance parts, but even at that what you have is a good set up considering your also getting a monitor and mouse/keyboard, the later not being optimal for gaming however.
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,657   +9

    Go with an AMD 790X / 790 GX motherboard instead of 790 FX. Should come in about $50 cheaper. Also get a DDR3 based system.

    As for the RAM, any good DDR3 kit would cost about $90 - $100 (G.Skill is a good brand).

    Swap the case for a Cooler Master CM690.

    If you're not going to run a multi GPU configuration in future you could get the Corsair 550VX PSU if it's cheaper.
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