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    Posted: 11 Feb 2010 at 1:28am
I've seen alot of talk about CPU's and GPU's and AMD's and i7 and all sorts of numbers...I'm looking to buy a gaming PC one that will handle today's games with ease and still be reliable for 3-5 years down the line.

I do know a small amount about computers...the opening line is somewhat of a joke, I've just never put one together myself.

Can anyone help...I have no preference as to Intel or AMD, ATI or Nvidia, I just want the best bang for my buck. 

Thanks in advance to any replies

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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Feb 2010 at 1:31am
your budget is too tight, what is your idea of "handle with ease"?

What resolution will you be gaming at?

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  Quote Waerloga13 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Feb 2010 at 1:37am
Crap...already questions I can't answer...

"handle with ease"- settings on "high" or "full" . I was looking into games like Assassin's Creed and The Witcher....

Resolution - ??? I was looking into buying a 23" 1080p monitor...Does that help?
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Feb 2010 at 2:20am
ok so your res is 1900 x 1080

for high settings at that res, we gonna need a 5850, for that we will need around $1800

I can build you a pc that is lower but its not gonna be performing as well as the one that is $1800 in other things and games.
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Here you go Ticket# 382575 --- Price: $1789 (To see this build click here) Price after current promotion $1789

Copy of Specifications:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - HAF 922
Exterior Finish: - Not Available
Trim Accents: - Not Available
Processor: Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 Micro Edition SLI (Intel X58 Chipset) (Supports SLI or CrossFire)
System Memory: 3GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair TX (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (500GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)
Set 1 Raid Options: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 22x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 1: Cooler Master V8 High Performance Cooler (Compatible With ONLY i7 Processors)
H20 Tube Color:- Not Available
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
Enhancements: - Not Available
Chassis Mods: - Not Available
Noise Reduction: - Not Available
Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Boost Video Card: - Not Available
Boost Memory: - Not Available
Boost OS: - Not Available
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - Not Available
Office: - Not Available
Benchmarking: - Not Available
Install/Test Game: FREE: Please include a free copy of a hot-selling game
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-10 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty

with the above build you can upgrade the cpu to a 6 core for dirt cheap in a couple of years, basically a new pc if you will for dirt cheap.

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this one you can't upgrade the cpu:

Here you go Ticket# 382576 --- Price: $1583 (To see this build click here) Price after current promotion $1583

Copy of Specifications:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master Elite 310
Exterior Finish: - Not Available
Trim Accents: - Not Available
Processor: Intel Core i7 860 2.80GHz (Quad Core)
Motherboard: EVGA P55MV SLI Edition (Intel P55 Chipset)
System Memory: 4GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair TX (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (500GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)
Set 1 Raid Options: - Not Available
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD±R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 22x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: Standard Factory Heat-sink and Fan
H20 Tube Color:- Not Available
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: Internal Chassis Lighting System (Blue)
Enhancements: - Not Available
Chassis Mods: - Not Available
Noise Reduction: - Not Available
Boost Processor: FREE: Stage 1: Overclock the processor between 3.3GHz to 3.9GHz (Requires Air Cooling Upgrade)
Boost Video Card: - Not Available
Boost Memory: - Not Available
Boost OS: - Not Available
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)
Restore Kit: Digital Storm Specialized Recovery System (DVD Image Based)
Virus Protection: - Not Available
Office: - Not Available
Benchmarking: - Not Available
Install/Test Game: - Not Available
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: - No Thanks
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-10 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: 3 Year Platinum Care Extended Parts & Labor Warranty

also the above config is gonna be very tight, cause that case is small.
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  Quote Waerloga13 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Feb 2010 at 11:25am
WOW! Cool....thanks a lot....I'm going to print out both rigs and look them over...

I'm already leaning towards the $1789 config....it comes with the free shirt! Angry
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Feb 2010 at 3:06pm
My pleasure the most important thing about the 920 build is that you can upgrade the cpu in a few years to a 6core which is like getting a new pc, and in that time the price of the 6core will be very low.

that has always been a huge deal to me, cause I don't like buying pcs every 3 years, when I can just upgrade the cpu for dirt cheap and have a much more powerful/basically new pc.
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  Quote Waerloga13 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Feb 2010 at 10:50pm
A computer that will not be obsolete in a few years is high on my list...thanks for the heads up...thanks again.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Feb 2010 at 1:31am
My pleasure and good luck
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