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build the machine around the video card. if your budget is only 1050 then you should probably spend close to 40% - 50% of that on the vid card. that should leave you about 600 or so to build the rest of the machine. being this close to christmas you might also find some deals. good luck.

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I have one Configured with these specs

Nzxt Apollo Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply

600 Watt -- Power Supply

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8400 (2x 3.0GHz/6MB L2 Cache/1333FSB)

[=== Quiet ===] AVC Silent Intel CPU Fan and Heatsink Quiet & Overclocking Proof

[sLI] Asus P5N-D Nvidia nForce 750i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394, Dual PCI-E MB EPU Technology

2 GB [1 GB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 896MB w/DVI+TV Out Video

320 GB HARD DRIVE [serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 16M Cache]

LG 20X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit

all for $1,068.00 USD

I think I did good

What do yall think

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I am trying to build a Custum Gaming Rig for 1050 Bucks with moniter What are some specs for this kind of budget I am looking for Performance and a fast gaming graphics card

this system will run the latest games with no problem

and it falls within your price range almost exactly ( and you get a top of the line videocard and 4GB memory and a good CPU which overclocks quite well )

head to tomshardware for benchmarks

videocard benchmark http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-...0x1050,798.html

cpu benchmark http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop...0x1050,818.html


cd drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827136144

case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811129042

hard drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136178

Monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16824236027

video card (GTX 280) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814143141

Power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817152036

memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231166

Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131329

total price $1,026.86

price with shipping $1,042.28

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I'd setup a RAID0 array,

You don't want to be bottlenecked by the harddrive,

When you spend so much on the other hardware.

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pfft dont bother with 9500gt haha

u want to go all the way with gtx 260

as the others say, 40 - 60 % budget on your graph card, buy a cheap but very overclockable cpu. dont bother on an expensive sli board, the cheap ones with 1 graphic slot are sufficient. leave your case budget to the end - dont have a shiny case but bolloks inside, anything thats big enough for a gtx260 is good.

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I agree with some with what has been said, but I think a GTX 280 is overkill for a 19" monitor. I would at least bring it down to the 260 if you want to stay with Nvidia. I would go for at least the 4GB RAM, don't bother putting in 2, take advantage of DDRII being cheap. The Antec 300 was mentioned, that's a good cheap case, it's very simple but the two fans do a good job of cooling. But are pretty loud on the high settings. I built a system in one of them not too long ago. The P5QL Pro was mentioned, I prefer the P5QL-E for a P43 based board. You went for an Nforce chipset, which has been getting some bad press, but I've ran them in the past and they do a pretty good job.

I think the selection you posted is pretty good, just maybe tweak it to get 4GB RAM. The board you mentioned is more thant say the P5QL Pro and the E, so you could maybe switch to one of them and get the 4GB RAM. I'm basing this on the prices over here, I assume they're about the same in relation.

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