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My 1000$ Gaming Computer (First) UPDATED!

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Do You Think I have all the components i need and play l4d and l4d2 on high!

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  • YES!
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  • no... :( (if no what do i need?)
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June 5, 2009 12:23:44 PM

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail 99.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM 74.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail 139.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100260SR Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB 512-bit (2 x 256-bit) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ... - Retail 219.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail 109.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail 54.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail 209.06$

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM 99.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 - OEM 22.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total:$1,089.31 W/Shipping.

Do you guys think im good to go and start buying my parts? And am i forgetting something? that i would need for my computer to run properly and boot properly cause this is my first time building computer. (Dont worry i know alot about it and i can ask my uncle for help if needed)
June 5, 2009 1:16:49 PM

Looks good. You prolly could knock off about 30$ and just get 4gb of ram, u won't need 6 (u wouldn't notice any performance increase really). Also, the x4 940 is an am2+ socket, your upgrade path on a processor won't necessarily be future-proof with am3 sockets out.
June 5, 2009 1:19:41 PM

goony20 said:
Looks good. You prolly could knock off about 30$ and just get 4gb of ram, u won't need 6 (u wouldn't notice any performance increase really). Also, the x4 940 is an am2+ socket, your upgrade path on a processor won't necessarily be future-proof with am3 sockets out.


yea imma do what u said just have 4gb ram and for the am2 im looking for a motherboard that has am2+ and am3 dont know wich one though
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June 5, 2009 1:26:55 PM

tecmo34 said:
Nice build... except your CPU will not fit on your MOBO.

The Phenom II X4 940 is a AM2+ socket and your MOBO is a AM3 socket only. My suggestion would be to switch out the Phenom II X4 940 with AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail ($245.00) or switch your MOBO to GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail ($109.99)


yea i just realized thank yu :) 
June 5, 2009 2:24:04 PM

Another cost savings method is to download Windows 7 Release Candidate, which is free until March 2010, than it'll shut your computer down every 2 hours until June 2010, than you have to purchase a key. It is a way to save money now until the official version is released in Oct. or wait for March 2010.
June 5, 2009 5:04:58 PM

tecmo34 said:
Another cost savings method is to download Windows 7 Release Candidate, which is free until March 2010, than it'll shut your computer down every 2 hours until June 2010, than you have to purchase a key. It is a way to save money now until the official version is released in Oct. or wait for March 2010.


nah i aint that poor but thanks anyways imma try it on my old computer :) 
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