$1000 Gaming Build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: $900-$1100

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (TF2, WoW), movies, photoshop

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, keyboard, mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: No really important preferences, 22" LCD

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680 x 1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Keep the blue LEDs down, please

Here are the parts I am considering:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128387

Video card: SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166

Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 590 RC-590-KKN1-GP Black SECC / ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119152

PSU: SeaSonic M12II SS-500GM 500W ATX12V 2.2 /EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151056

HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

Monitor: Hanns·G Hi-221DPB Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254035

CD/DVD: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152
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  1. Not much i can add to that. Although its not exactly what i would get, your choices can easily be justified. Regardless, it is barely different from what i would get. You're good to go, in my opinion at least.
  2. Might need another PSU if you're planning to crossfire later, and I believe a couple of people suggested Caviar black instead for the HDD in other posts. Other than that I think you're good to go.
  3. If you wanted to really squeeze some more performance out of that machine, you could go with two 4770's and simply dominate 1680X1050 resolution.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161279
  4. +1 on two 4770
    they are better and not power hungry
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