$1200 Gaming Build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: June 4, 2009 2:02 AM in Systems Share ponchato June 4, 2009 1:28:55 AM It will be for World in Conflict and Supreme Commander (a VERY processor intensive game). I'm currently running a 1440x900 monitor, but I will be buying a 1920x1200 soon. Case: CM 690 PSU: Corsair 650TX MoBo and Video BIOSTAR TpowerX58 and SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 1GB CPU: Intel Core i7 920 CPU Cooler: XIGMATEK Dark Knight Memory: OCZ Platinum 3 x 2GB DDR3 1600 DVD Drive: SAMSUNG Black HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit The total cost is $1,220. Questions 1) Will 650 watts be enough for two 4870s in CrossFire? 2) Will DDR3 1600 offer noticeable improvements over DDR3 1333? More about : 1200 gaming build stonebattle June 4, 2009 2:00:42 AM A 650W power supply should work fine unless you want to overclock the CPU and video cards. If you do, as long as you don't go over about 20% CPU along with 10% video card overclock, you should be ok. DDR3 1600 willl not make much of a difference in most applications. Why_Me June 4, 2009 2:02:10 AM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 ($99.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping* CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-EX58U4P $219.99 | $204.99 after rebate GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P Core i7/ Intel X58/ DDR3/ CorssFireX & 3-Way SLI/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard https://www.antaresdigital.com/customer/product.php?pro..." $ 280.00 Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 Socket 8MB Cache CPU D0 Stepping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99 XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $4.99 Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-4870GB $159.51 Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4870 1GB DDR5 2DVI PCI-Express Video Card, Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 Free Shipping* G.SKILL 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=N82E168... $74.99 Free Shipping* Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $22.99 LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM Total: $1,087.43 | $1,062.43 w/mail in rebates http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.... <--- Save yourself some money on an o/s until March 2010 and dl the 64 bit version of Windows 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <--- more pics, specs, and customer reviews of that Gigabyte UD4P mobo used in this build http://www.anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=584 <---short review on that D0 stepping i7. It runs cooler than the older C0 stepping i7's http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&ta... <--- that's one way you can tell if you have a D0 stepping cpu or not Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGaming build, $1000-$1200 budget Forum Solved$1200 build for gaming Forum SolvedGaming/Game Designer PC 1200ish dollor build Forum Solved$1200 gaming build comparison Forum SolvedLooking for a 1000-1200$ gaming pc build. Forum SolvedNeed a gaming pc build for 1000-1200, can anyone help? Forum Solvedthoughts on $1200 gaming pc build Forum SolvedGaming PC for $1000-1200 to build Forum Solved1200$ Gaming PC Build (Peripherals Included) Forum SolvedHelp with gaming pc build $1200-1300 (Canada) Forum Solved1200 Budget gaming computer build Need help Forum SolvedGaming PC Build NZD$800-$1200 Budget, USD$700-$1050 Forum SolvedPC BUILD For GAMING HELP? £1200/1900$ Forum SolvedPlease Help Me With a Approx. $1200 Gaming PC Build Forum SolvedI've saved $1200. Will someone help me build the best Gaming PC possible on my budget? Forum Solved$1200 ULTRA Gaming PC BUILD. Forum Solved$1200 gaming build, does it look OK? Forum Solved$1400 gaming build is at $1200 what would you guys add/change? Forum SolvedNeed a good gaming and video making pc build - Budget $1200+ Forum SolvedNeed Help Revising $1200 Budget Gaming Computer Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !