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    $1400 gaming PC

    Hi, I'm new here. I'm building a gaming rig somewhere in between mid and high end. It will be primary used for gaming. I plan to spend up to $1400. Here are the specs:

    Motherboard: Asrock P55 Deluxe3
    CPU: Intel i7 860
    GPU: Sapphire HD 5850
    RAM: 2x Kingston DDR3 2GB 1333MHz
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
    PSU: Corsair TX 850W
    Case: CoolerMaster CM 690
    Monitor: LG W2361V-PF, 23", 1920x1080
    DVD burner: Sony Optiarc AD 7241S

    I plan to upgrade to Crossfire in the future with another 500GB HDD and a blu-ray drive.

    I would like to hear your thoughts about his build. What would you change? Do you have any good/bad experience with any parts?

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    Re: $1400 gaming PC

    I would add a gaming Keyboard and mouse, 5.1 speakers or a 5.1 Headset, and a mic.

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    Re: $1400 gaming PC

    Thanks for the reply. I'll buy cheap keyboard, mouse and headset and keep current speakers. I'll upgrade in the future with 2.1 speakers and better keyboard/mouse/headset if I'll need one. I don't need 5.1.

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    Re: $1400 gaming PC

    Quote Originally Posted by idoh View Post
    Hi, I'm new here. I'm building a gaming rig somewhere in between mid and high end. It will be primary used for gaming. I plan to spend up to $1400. Here are the specs:

    Motherboard: Asrock P55 Deluxe3
    CPU: Intel i7 860
    GPU: Sapphire HD 5850
    RAM: 2x Kingston DDR3 2GB 1333MHz
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
    PSU: Corsair TX 850W
    Case: CoolerMaster CM 690
    Monitor: LG W2361V-PF, 23", 1920x1080
    DVD burner: Sony Optiarc AD 7241S

    I plan to upgrade to Crossfire in the future with another 500GB HDD and a blu-ray drive.

    I would like to hear your thoughts about his build. What would you change? Do you have any good/bad experience with any parts?
    All solid choices, although I've no personal experience with Asrock. If you know Asrock by reviews and know someone WITH an Asrock board its likely a good choice. But why not Gigabyte or Asus?

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    Re: $1400 gaming PC

    First reason for Asrock is lower price.

    My first choice for motherboard was Gigabyte P55A-UD4, but then I read that Asrock went up in quality in recent years. I've heard some bad and some good experiences with Asrock (same with Gigabyte). Asus is just too expensive.

    Also, I was looking for board with USB 3.0 and SATA3 support and with proper crossfire support.

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    Re: $1400 gaming PC

    I would suggest this PSU since as its not much more, is 80plus silver certified and, is fully modular.

    Silverstone Strider 850W

    750W version
    Last edited by Macabre215; 04-06-2010 at 01:48 PM.

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    Re: $1400 gaming PC

    Actually in my country price for Silverstone 750W is almost $30 more than Corsair TX850.

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    Re: $1400 gaming PC

    Quote Originally Posted by idoh View Post
    Actually in my country price for Silverstone 750W is almost $30 more than Corsair TX850.
    If you're in Canada, you guys always get screwed. It's a pain to try and help friends from the big C to pick out parts within a certain budget.

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    Re: $1400 gaming PC

    Hehe, I'm not. I'm from Croatia(?). I just converted prices into $.

    Silverstone PSUs are not available in a lot of stores here, hence the bigger price. If other stores would get them prices would be as you suggested. Anyway, thanks for help.

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    Re: $1400 gaming PC

    What are you using to price out the system? A local brick and mortar store? You can do overland shipping from a lot of places in Europe, if you can deal with the language barriers.

    Jeez guys, can't tell a Croatian (con)textual accent from a Canadian one?

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    Re: $1400 gaming PC

    I use Croatian online store, but I have approximated to newegg prices. It doesn't matter whether I order from Croatia or abroad.

    Also, I'm going with HX750 PSU. I will not have any use of 850W and HX750 makes less noise, has high efficiency and is modular.

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