Best Gaming PC i could get for about $700?

June 1, 2010 at 15:26:28
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#1
June 1, 2010 at 15:52:43
Ill sell you my Dell XPS Gen 4 (with upgrades) for $450 lol

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#2
June 1, 2010 at 16:59:44
Core i5-750 (quad-core) - $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

4GB of DDR3 memory (dual channel) - $98.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Radeon HD 5770 video card (overclocked; coupon for Dirt2) - $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Biostar TH55B motherboard (H55 chipset; positive reviews) - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Antec Case w/ 380w Earthwatts PSU - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Western Digital 1TB drive (Caviar Blue, 32MB cache) - $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Lite-On SATA DVD burner - $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Total: $728.93.
So it's a little more than $700, but you did say "around". :-)

Super PIII | Unlocked ES Tualatin @ 1.8GHz (150x12, 1.65v), 512K L2
2GB PC2700 | 500GB | Radeon x1950Pro | Apollo Pro 266T | Win7 Pro


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#3
June 1, 2010 at 17:28:12
thanks jackbomb

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#4
June 1, 2010 at 20:37:56
Not a bad list there, Jack.
Would consider a more powerful PS.

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#5
June 1, 2010 at 23:45:09
yeah the psu isn't good.

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#6
June 2, 2010 at 01:02:09
The PSU is fine. It's made by Seasonic, has an active PFC, and two 17A +12v rails. More than enough power for a $700 gaming rig.

Take a look at this chart. A system with a Radeon 5770, Core i7 965 Extreme, and full-size x58 board only pulls 221W under load.

Super PIII | Unlocked ES Tualatin @ 1.8GHz (150x12, 1.65v), 512K L2
2GB PC2700 | 500GB | Radeon x1950Pro | Apollo Pro 266T | Win7 Pro


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#7
June 2, 2010 at 11:39:31
check out http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUE... for an idea of what you many need.
assuming your gonna have more than a processor and gcard in your case, id look into something a little more powerful. Even if you did manage to run a complete system on it, under load, it would prob limit your upgrade potential later.


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#8
June 2, 2010 at 12:01:21
That psu would not be my first choice but, I wouldn't hesitate to use it for the i5 build jackbomb outlined above. It'll do the job.

"Even if you did manage to run a complete system on it, under load, it would prob limit your upgrade potential later."

Complete system? What makes the system incomplete? What needs to be added to complete the system? No one tests or specs systems with only a processor and graphic card. As I recall, it's difficult to boot a system without a hdd or optical drive and even more difficult to load games and other benchmark utilities.

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#9
June 2, 2010 at 12:53:05
Really? Of course i wasn't suggesting try to run the comp on just the CPU and GPU...just meant you have to take into consideration what all you want and how much power it consumes and have room for future upgrades you may add.

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#10
June 3, 2010 at 10:49:45
i'd like to get into this thread just for one thing the psu jack suggested will be "ENOUGH" to handle the stuff he listed BUT it will definitlely and unfortunately limit his upgrade potential for later with his HD 5770 i dont see a near upgrade its gunna take abt 2 years for him to upgrade so no worries man

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#11
June 3, 2010 at 12:39:39
Well you could upgrade more than just the GPU that could take up more power...also if he decides to add another GPU for crossfire.

But ya, it would work. Good Luck with your soon to be system.


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