Need Help Building Gaming Rig 1k$ Budget Several Builds

HI all and thanks in advance for all posting that you all going to make. Second my english sux, sorry i only speak spanish :P

Now i have or should i say iw ill ahve 1000$ bucks for a new sistem,

I will accept both Intel builds(intels i7 only) and AMD(Phenom II quad only), nVidia and ATi allowed, best one this is going to be a gamer edition pc.
No need for look for a Case i will buy it here at my country, please if you can use the Newegg.com site or Amazon.com.

Crossfire and Sli also can be included, i have a 23.6" Asus LCD so big resolution :)

I want to upgrade mi current pc kinda old(i love it cuz its my gaming wife) but need some upgrades

i have for now:
AMD X2 3.2gx 6400+
9800 gx2
250GB HD
4gb ddr2 SLI memory 2x2gb
Asus m2n32 deluxe wifi bla bla bla.....
PSU is 700w Tier 2 OCZ gamextream
and case is a thermaltake soprano dx

If the pc your ogin to post is a lil bit higher than 1k is okey all options are accepted.

P.D. sorry if i dont include anything to give for the help, if i could i would(tell me if its writed good) :P
P.D2 thnx for all in advance....againg :)
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  1. You have a decent case and power suppy so no need to change that. Anyways this is what I came up with that's in your price range. Also that Xigmetak heatsink includes the LGA 1366 bracket with it.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128375 $209.99 ($194.99 after $15.00 Mail-In Rebate)
    GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202 $288.99 Free Shipping*
    Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029 $39.99
    XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020 $6.99
    ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227365 $114.99 ($94.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
    OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319 $79.99 Free Shipping*
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130446 $349.99 ($329.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
    EVGA 01G-P3-1285-AR GeForce GTX 285 SC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

    Total: $1,090.93 USD (not including shipping and rebates)
  2. Definately ^ +1.

    Shame it would cost £1000 in the UK....
    Jeremy
  3. hard to argue with that build. i can't think of anything to change in it.
  4. Nik_I said:
    hard to argue with that build. i can't think of anything to change in it.


    same cept maybe the gpu to a 4870x2 or 4850x2
  5. but im a gamer i mostly use big resolutions like 1900x1000 i will need a gpu that can support bit resolutions with full AA, so i dont know if a 4870 x2 would be better than that 285 SC edition.
  6. a 4870x2 is like one of the best cards out there regardless tho.

    Using an AMD x2 is gonna bottleneck just about any GPU you pick thats better then a 4870 1gb. So it doesnt make much of a difference.

    But longevity/future possibilities a 4870x2 is better then a 285 (unless you plan on gettin an i7) simply cuz SLI isnt stable unless on a x58 mobo. Crossfire is pretty great no matter what mobo so long as its Crossfire capable.
  7. no PSU incluede :( lol i will find one or suggest me one
  8. panacuba said:
    no PSU incluede :( lol i will find one or suggest me one


    The PSU you have is good enough.
  9. Nik_I said:
    hard to argue with that build. i can't think of anything to change in it.


    actually its very easy to argue with .

    Ci7 isnt showing any advantages over a Pll 940 if you are gaming and have only a single gfx card . Ci7 is mostly slower than Pll in that situation .
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/socket-am3-phenom,2148-9.html

    Going Pll means
    cheaper cpu
    cheaper memory
    cheaper mb


    and a whole heap of cash left over for a stronger gfx card


    and higher fps
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