BTW: That is HellKnight from Ventrilo & BF2... W00t
I have to make a new gaming Computer but i know little.
What parts should i try to get with a budget if about 1,000$ to 700$.
BTW: That is HellKnight from Ventrilo & BF2... W00t
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Do plan on reusing old parts at all? Power supply, CD/DVD drives, monitor, hard drive, etc. Once we know that we can help you out more . Especially if you dont need a new monitor you can get a really good rig for 800-900
i'm going to try and give you a couple of options for each component...the list below assumes you have a keyboard, mouse and monitor and all you need is the actual computer...with mail-in rebates and combo deals (e.g. you get an extra $20 with both the Gigabyte mobo and gpu) the total should come under $1000...
here's a helpful link as well: bit-tech.net | Feature - What Hardware Should I Buy? - June 2009
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 120mm SSO CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T SE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - OCZ XMP Ready Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R489-1GH-B Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 6X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-Ray DVD Drive & DVD Burner with LightScribe Model iHES206-08 - Blu-Ray Drives
I have the 300 and that gtx275... good case for the $
and the evga gtx275 it's a monster
If you really need to budget I think the 260's aren't a bad value but overall the 275 is a better deal
Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1260-TR GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
For cases buy.com sometimes works out better with free shipping
Antec Three Hundred Chassis - THREE HUNDRED - Buy.com
joe would you say the cpu cooler is optional ? I generally use stk coolers, never seen the i7 coolers though.
I built a system the other day, came out remarkably like Joe's.
I'll echo Joe's 4890 build, comes in just under $1000 at most online retailers.
Definitely look for combo deals on case/psu and mobo/cpu/ram.
retail heatsink/fan is fine.
if you want to overclock the i7's at all you need an aftermarket heatsink, the one that comes with the cpu is fine for stock speeds, but it fails miserably if it has to deal with anything else...the noctua I linked to is generally the best air solution for socket 1366 as it's both excellent thermally and doesn't sound like a 83 year old hoover...it is expensive though, so you could save a few bucks if you were to go with something else...
Vega's grandmother isn't that loud
Q9450 @ 2.6Ghz | Evga GT 420| Shuttle xPC | 4GB OCZ DDR2-800 | 3TB Segate SATA HD|
Dell D630 | Core 2 Duo 2.2Ghz | 2GB DDR2-5300 | Intel GMA X3100 | 320GB 5400RPM HD | 14.1in LCD
I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest an AM3 chip. Save a bit of money and buy some games or a headset or something. Here's a build I'm working toward:
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
I've already got the other components.