Need advice on building $1000 Gaming PC

-APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Looking to Purchase this Sunday 08/09/2009 after I get all the suggestions I need. I was hoping to keep the price between $900-$1100 USD.

-SYSTEM USAGE: Mainly gaming, a MMORPG (W.O.W. ranged graphics and system requirements), lots of multi tasking while gaming (3 open browser windows to look at forums, while listening to music), internet browsing, audio/video editing, burning, basic things...

-PARTS NOT REQUIRED: *I will be using a Samsung - 32" Class 5 Series - 1080p - 60Hz - LCD HDTV w/ a 60,000/1 contrast ratio* So I will not need a monitor. I do not need a mouse or keyboard I got that.

-PREFERRED WEBSITE: Not too picky but newegg.com is my preferance, it would be nice to order all the parts from one site for convienence.

-PARTS PREFERENCES: I was looking at AMD's Phenom II's. I'm Torn between the X3 720 Black Edition and the X4 940 Black Edition... These are the 2 Chips I was torn between, which one would be best for me, will the 3 core do fine, or would the 4 core be best or is it just overkill?
AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471
I was also thinking of going with a Geforce GTX 275 graphics card, unless anyone would recommend going with an ATI video card, here it is...
XFX GX275XAHFF GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150387
Just remember I will be using a Samsung - 32" Class 5 Series - 1080p - 60Hz - LCD HDTV w/ a 60,000/1 contrast ratio as a monitor so I will need I high end graphics card.

-OVERCLOCKING: Possible since I'm looking at black edition CPU's
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Going towards SLI unless you would at your upmost recomment crossfire, I think its a lot more power then what i need

-MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

-ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I do need an OS, Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP1 would be preferred so if you could include it i would appreciate it. I already think I put too much in here so I will try to stop rambling, I've been researching parts for over a month and I'm so indecisive I'm stuck. If you need anymore information please ask I would be happy to provide it.

**PLEASE NOTE I NEED A WIRELESS NETWORKING CARD, if you could help me find one, I do not have a wireless router I will get that around what kind of wireless card i get.**
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  1. I have always had good luck with the Gigabyte wireless cards
  2. Heres a System I had recommended to me by OvrClkr and I'm digging it...

    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

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

    AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649

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

    XFX GX275XAHFF GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150387

    mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996599
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146785

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188

    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM
    Includes free Windows 7 upgrade coupon
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116677

    Grand Total: $1018.90

    What do you think? Just need a wireless card
  3. If you go with AMD, you should buy ATI cards and Crossfire two 4870... if you can't afford it, you could use two 4850.

    Two 4850 rocks way more than I though. It's about 10% less powerful than two 4870.

    Right now I don't recommend using two 4890, it doesn't worth the money. New cards using DX11 are around the corner so I will skip on anything not well priced.

    Two 4850 in crossfire are stronger than a GTX275 and cost around 160$.

    You got the board to crossfire 2 cards, so why not using it?

    edit: The only game needing 1GB card is Grand Theft Auto 4. At 1080p, 512MB cards will do the job, but a resolution higher than that will stumble your cards. Anyway, I don't know many peoples playing at higher resolution than 1920X1200.
  4. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll take that into consideration, I'm kind of a nvidia fan but I can be sold. Any comments on my build or suggestions on a different one?
  5. Less glitter but raw frames build

    Edit: swap for 955BE and good to go
  6. Same song on a more epic scale if u ok with ATI GPUs
  7. that is an excellent build
  8. batuchka said:
    Same song on a more epic scale if u ok with ATI GPUs
    http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/9xxMGR.jpg

    +1
  9. Thanks, i appreciate the suggestions
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