$1000 Gaming PC - Rate and/or Advise!

I have $1000 budget for this thing so every part HAS to count!

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #:Three Hundred
Item #:N82E16811129042 - $54.95

ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: P5Q Deluxe
Item #:N82E16813131297 - $189.99

VisionTek 900241 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFire Supported GPU - Retail
Model #:900241
Item #:N82E16814129112 - $169.99


Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Model #:EA650
Item #:N82E16817371015 - $69.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 - Retail
Model #:BX80570E8500
Item #:N82E16819115036 - $188.99


CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail
Model #:TWIN2X4096-6400C5
Item #:N82E16820145184 - $54.99

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #:ST3500320AS
Item #:N82E16822148288 - $69.99


Saitek PZ30AU Black USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail
Model #: PZ30AU
Item #:N82E16823175103 - $39.99

Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Model #:ET.EX3WP.001
Item #:N82E16824009145 - $169.99


steelseries Ikari 62001SS Black 6 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser Mouse - Retail
Model #:62001SS
Item #:N82E16826249020 - $69.99


steelseries 63004SS QcK Mouse Pad - OEM
Model #:63004SS
Item #:N82E16826995022 - $9.99


SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM
Model #:SH-S223F
Item #:N82E16827151171 - $24.99


ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
Model #:ACFZ7-PRO
Item #:N82E16835186134 - $26.99

Grand total of $1140.83 (minus shipping)

Basically I'd like some advice in dropping the total down to my $1,000 budget. The only constraint that I have is that any motherboard suggested HAS to have a S/PDIF Optical/Coaxial In. I don't want to have to buy new speakers as well. Let me know what you think!
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  1. I'd say the rig is fine. Looks like my old rig, at 1680x1050 you won't have any issues. You can also get a 500/550 watt PSU. I'm running crossfire and its only consuming least than 420watts.

    That board is a good board - so I'm not gonna make any recommendations... thats just me anyway. You also might want to check the ram - GSkill Pi Black Edition
  2. gryn said:
    I have $1000 budget for this thing so every part HAS to count!

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Model #:Three Hundred
    Item #:N82E16811129042 - $54.95

    ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Model #: P5Q Deluxe
    Item #:N82E16813131297 - $189.99

    VisionTek 900241 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFire Supported GPU - Retail
    Model #:900241
    Item #:N82E16814129112 - $169.99


    Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    Model #:EA650
    Item #:N82E16817371015 - $69.99

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 - Retail
    Model #:BX80570E8500
    Item #:N82E16819115036 - $188.99


    CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail
    Model #:TWIN2X4096-6400C5
    Item #:N82E16820145184 - $54.99

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Model #:ST3500320AS
    Item #:N82E16822148288 - $69.99


    Saitek PZ30AU Black USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail
    Model #: PZ30AU
    Item #:N82E16823175103 - $39.99

    Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
    Model #:ET.EX3WP.001
    Item #:N82E16824009145 - $169.99


    steelseries Ikari 62001SS Black 6 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser Mouse - Retail
    Model #:62001SS
    Item #:N82E16826249020 - $69.99


    steelseries 63004SS QcK Mouse Pad - OEM
    Model #:63004SS
    Item #:N82E16826995022 - $9.99


    SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM
    Model #:SH-S223F
    Item #:N82E16827151171 - $24.99


    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
    Model #:ACFZ7-PRO
    Item #:N82E16835186134 - $26.99

    Grand total of $1140.83 (minus shipping)

    Basically I'd like some advice in dropping the total down to my $1,000 budget. The only constraint that I have is that any motherboard suggested HAS to have a S/PDIF Optical/Coaxial In. I don't want to have to buy new speakers as well. Let me know what you think!

    looks gooooood :)
  3. Yeah a buddy of mine swears by the P5Q Deluxe/E8500 combo like it was cake. So I'm pretty much sold on those two. I guess I pretty much can't get this build any cheaper unless I buy the parts from different places and pray for free shipping huh.
  4. well for cutting cornersi would say....

    drop the after market CPU cooler the stock can always be upgraded later...

    drop down to a 320 gb Hd you can always more later

    get a cheap mouse for now

    that would drop it about 100 bucks if you find some sales you can bring it down the rest
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