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    Default $800 intel core Gaming Computer

    Hi all. I'm building a new computer. I enjoy gaming and watching videos. I'm ordering all the parts from this site (Superbiiz.com - Build Gaming Computers, Build Gaming PC, Gaming Computers for Sale, Games Computer, Computers for Gaming, Build Computer, Build PC.). This place was recommended to me by a coworker.

    Here's the current build list:

    Case: Antec Six Hundred No PS Mid Tower Gaming Case
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E7500 2.93GHz 1066MHz 3MB LGA775 CPU, Retail
    Motherboard: Asus P5N-D Core 2 Quad/ nForce 750i SLI/ DDR2-800/ SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
    Memory: Kingston KHX8500D2K2/4G DDR2-1066 4GB HyperX Memory Kit
    Video Card: GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD4550 512MB DDR3 DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card
    Hard Drive: Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drive
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22X SATA DVD+/-RW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk w/o Software
    Power Supply: Topower/Epower ZUMAX ZU-500W 500W 20/24pin ATX V2.0 Power Supply
    Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
    Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit(1-Pack), OEM
    Monitor: Acer V193WEJbd 19 inch Widescreen 50000:1 5ms DVI(HDCP) LCD Monitor (Black)

    Any advice on that would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: $800 intel core Gaming Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by wdmjys View Post
    Hi all. I'm building a new computer. I enjoy gaming and watching videos. I'm ordering all the parts from this site (Superbiiz.com - Build Gaming Computers, Build Gaming PC, Gaming Computers for Sale, Games Computer, Computers for Gaming, Build Computer, Build PC.). This place was recommended to me by a coworker.

    Here's the current build list:

    • Case: Antec Six Hundred No PS Mid Tower Gaming Case
    • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8400 3.00GHz 1333MHz 6MB LGA775 CPU, Retail
    • Motherboard: MSI P45-C51 Extreme Full ATX DDR3
    • Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 2*2GB 4GB Kit DDR3 1333 MHz
    • Video Card: GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD5770 512MB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card
    • Hard Drive: Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drive
    • Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22X SATA DVD+/-RW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk w/o Software
    • Power Supply: Topower/Epower ZUMAX ZU-500W 500W 20/24pin ATX V2.0 Power Supply
    • Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard
    • Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit(1-Pack), OEM
    • Monitor: Acer V193WEJbd 19 inch Widescreen 50000:1 5ms DVI(HDCP) LCD Monitor (Black)

    Any advice on that would be appreciated.
    some changes :)
    HTPC

    Intel Pentium G620
    ASRock H61M-ITX
    ATI Radeon HD5550
    Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB
    Seagate Barracuda 2x500GB
    XMBC Media Player

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    Default Re: $800 intel core Gaming Computer

    thank you, any suggestion?

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    Default Re: $800 intel core Gaming Computer

    Personally I would not buy any Core 2 based CPU brand new any more. You'd simply be giving Intel money for old rope. End of life parts for full retail price is a bad bad idea indeed! For a similar budget you can get a core i3 CPU and motherboard. The i3 will actually be cheaper than an E8400 and possibly the E7400 too. Not saying that the Exxxx series are crap, they're not. I had one until a few weeks ago and it was fantastic, just not fantastic enough to buy a new one compared to i3/i5/i7.

    The choice of GPU was also a poor one as Jason 4Ever pointed out. You'ds struggle to play anything on a 4550. At minimum grab a cheap 9800GTX+/GTS250 or even better a HD4850/4870. The 5770 is also an excellent choice and should be picked over my other suggestions as long as it's within budget.

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    • Case: Antec Six Hundred No PS Mid Tower Gaming Case
     • CPU: Intel Core i3 530 Dual Core @ 3.06GHz
     • Motherboard: Gigabyte H55M-UD2H
     • Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 2*2GB 4GB Kit DDR3 1333 MHz Or Corsair XMS3 @ 7-8-7-20-2T 1600MHz DDR (nice for overclocking to have more hflexibility on RAM multiplier)
     • Video Card: GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD5770 512MB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card OR GTS 450, Maybe a GTX 460 if cash allows
     • Hard Drive: Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drive <-- I prefer Samsung F3 500GB  or WD Caviar Blue 640GB.
     • Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S223C/BEBE 22X SATA DVD+/-RW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk w/o Software
     • Power Supply: Topower/Epower ZUMAX ZU-500W 500W 20/24pin ATX V2.0 Power Supply < Fine power wise but consider 600W + for flexibility
     • Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard <-- Nice choice! Razer Abbyssus/Deathadder gaming mouse
     • Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit(1-Pack), OEM
     • Monitor: Acer V193WEJbd 19 inch Widescreen 50000:1 5ms DVI(HDCP) LCD Monitor (Black) <-- Get the biggest screen you can afford after buying all other components.

    My ammended component list, making your system a little more "long lasting" (I won't say future proof as that phrase is a misnomer)
    Coolermaster CM 690 II advance Case
    Corsair HX750 (CWT, 91%(80+ Gold rated @230V) single 62A 12V rail
    P55A-UD4 v2.0 @ F14
    Core i5 760 @ 20 x 201, 4.02GHz
    TRUE Black with a single Noctua NF-P12 pumping out 55 CFM @ 19db .
    2 x 2GB Mushkin Ridgeback (996902), @ 7-10-8-27, 2010-DDR, 1.66v
    2 x Gigabyte GTX 460 1024MB in SLI (Pre OC'd to 715MHz core and 1800MHz VRAM) @ 850 Core / 4100 Mem.
    Intel X25-M Boot Drive (OS and Programs) 200MB/s Read & 90MB/s Write
    Corsair X32 200MB/s Read & 100MB/s Write
    WD Caviar Blue 640GB C (Steam, Games, Storage, Temp Files & Folders, etc)
    Samsung F3 500GB Backup/Images
    Noctua 1300RPM 19dB case fan (rear extraction)
    3 x 140 MM Coolermaster LED fans (one front intake, one top extraction, one side intake)
    Dell Ultra Sharp 2209WAf E-IPS @ 1680x1050

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