Best gaming PC for $1,000?

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  1. assclown

    assclown Well-Known Member

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    So my cousin is looking to build a gaming PC for $1k. This includes the case and everything in it, no monitor.

    Any recommendations? I haven't done research on this in about two years and I need to help him out because he doesn't know much about this stuff. Going to do some research myself right now as well. :hs:
     
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    By the way, he plays WoW and is going to get Aion so he's into MMOs but I'm sure he'll play other games as well when he has a capable PC. Right now he just plays 360 because he's on a weaker laptop. :hs:
     
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    630 XPS is a good system
     
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    Sa7aN STEELERS FTW

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    id also be interested in info on a $1000-1500 gaming system but i can put it together and install an os, dont need to pay dell for that shit
     
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    Not getting anything pre-built. :hs:
     
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    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    just did an online build for a guy in the main forum a core i5 rig for $950 with a huge PSU and 4890.

    With less expensive ram, a smaller (sub 850w) PSU and cheaper GPU, your talking 850 or so.
     
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    I'm basically stumped on the CPU. I don't know anything about the new ones, I'm still in the Q6600 days :o
     
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    is it possible to build something that's not a piece of shit for 800 or so?
     
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    i7 920
     
  11. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    very possible, unless you need a monitor
     
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    e8500 + Nvidia 260 = win
     
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    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    Basically, take a Q9550, add speed and then give it hyperthreading. Proceed to own benchmarks.

    That sums up the i7 line.
     
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    Is i7 worth it, or is the Q series better for gaming?
     
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    Q series is a hot nasty fuck.
    i7 is long term.
     
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    My Q6600 has been on for like two years. Zalman keeps it cool. :hsugh:
     
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    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    i7s dont have much improvement over any of the later Q series because games arent really coded for mutliple threads.....yet.

    Encoding movies, however, the i7 pwns all. I had my phenom II up to 3.4ghz and it could only keep pace with the lowliest of i7s.
     
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    no point in building a pc for that much when there are no games out :mamoru:
     
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    i was at the checkout screen on dell.com the other day with this *

    [​IMG]

    for $750 shipped (with work discount) .. but im broke and wussed out :hs: maybe around tax season '10 :x:

    (*i only use my PC for internet, audio recording and multimedia, i dont not game)
     
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    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    ... and he's going to play WoW on it? Fucking shoot him and keep the PC he asks your help to build.
     
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    Faero, your processor pwnz your gpu by a longshot. Get a 9800 gpu and call it a day.
     
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    Don't need much for WoW and Aion. :o
     
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    I7 920 ~$300
    GTX 285 or HD4890 ~$300
    6GB DDR3 1066 RAM ~$100
    Mobo ~$150
    PSU ~$100
    HDD ~$50
    Case ~$50

    Total ~$1050 and faster than anything you'll ever need unless you play crysis at 1920x1200+
     

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