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Building $700 Gaming Desktop -Need Help!

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  • Started 5 years ago by tamasir
  • Latest reply from jack7h3r1pp3r
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tamasir
Posts: 2

Hi all,
Building my first desktop and want to keep the budget between 700-800 dollars. I need a basic gaming pc (for mostly mmos, have a ps3 for other games). I'm going to hook it up to a 24inch widescreen LCD monitor( not included in the budget). I've done some research and this is what I have so far..

Motherboard: ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail : $140

Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 - Retail :$190

GPU:EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail $150

Memory:Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX6400D2LLK2/4GR - Retail - $80

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $70

Case:RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WBP Black 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply - Retail $85

DVD Drive:ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - Retail $35

TOTAL so far =$760 (ignoring tax and shipping atm)

Firstly, are these part I've chosen so far work well together? Are there any decent upgrades for a little more $$ ?
Also, did I miss anything?
I' trying to get the best possible gaming pc for 700$ (or slightly more). I plan to run vista on the machine.
Any other thoughts suggestions?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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looks good i think that others may have some suggestions for you but i think it looks fine from what i see though :)

but have you thought about any cooling you may run into heat problems if it is not cooled enough

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wallaceb
wallaceb
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i too do not see anything wrong with any of the hard ware you have chosen. it should work quite well for your needs.

i too do winder how much cooling this is going to have. that CPU will get nice a hot without a good cooler.

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tamasir
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Thanks for the replies. About the cooling, the case comes with the following:
Cooling System
1 x 80mm Side Blue LED Fan
1 x 80mm Side Cooling Fan
1 x 120mm Front Intake Fan
1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust Fan
(link at newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6811156062)

Will this be enough?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

looks pretty good on the cooling too but you may want to get another cpu cooler i know zalman's are good but there are a lot or others too :) cheers

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