First time builder $1000 gaming pc

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: tomorrow

BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1400 USD

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching videos, internet, school work

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, sound card, psu
KINGWIN ABT-730MM 730W ATX 12V Ver.2.91
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121045

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or anywhere cheaper

PARTS PREFERENCES: I wanted to do an amd cpu/nvidia gpu in a full tower with a 20+'' LCD

OVERCLOCKING: Would definitely be interested in trying it out with this pc

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe later if wanted to upgrade

MONITOR RESOLUTION: would like to try above 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: would like it to be quiet maybe?


X2 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
(PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166

EVGA 01G-P3-1280-TR GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI
Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130492

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2
Cache 6MB L3
Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

ASUS M4N82 Deluxe AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131383

COOLER MASTER HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136074

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB
Cache SATA DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151187

And still trying to decide on a monitor. Thanks for any advice!
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  1. Pretty much going to lay out a new build for you. I encourage you to see the guide stickied at the top of the forum for information on MB, PSU, and GPU choices.


    X4 955 and Asus 790FX MB
    G.skill DDR3 1333 4GB
    --
    CM HAF 932
    Corsair 850TX
    --
    Sapphire 4890 Vapor-X OC'd
    --
    WD Caviar Black 1TB
    Pioneer Sata DVD burner
    --
    Xigmatek Dark Knight
    Mx-2
  2. Proximon said:



    Thank you for the advice even though I broke the cardinal rule of asking for help (not reading and learning for myself)! It's really encouraging when getting into something new.
  3. NP, that's probably the exact system I would build if I needed to today. Good bang for the buck. You can add a second 4890 later if you get the urge.
  4. Nice build u proposed proximon. But I would would like to know what you would prefer if given the choice in the build.

    ur original choice.
    RAM =

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBPI
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231200

    or new option,

    mushkin HP 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996652
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146868&Tpk=MUSHKIN%20996652


    HARD DRIVE
    UR original choice,

    ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131363

    or new option

    MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130223
  5. The G.skill has very slightly better timings and costs less. Both brands are very good.

    MSI is a second tier MB manufacturer, according to most. Asus and Gigabyte are the highest rated brands.
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