$1000 gaming build

well after messing around and trying to keep a $650 budget i keep goin up and up and im at 1000 haha.

this is the build i wanna do and hope all is gonna be working well. im gonna be using it for gaming/internet if i can go cheaper i will.

case: thermaltake v9 BE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133074

motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128378

processor: AMD Phenom II X3 720 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649

video card: XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150394

powersupply: Antec BP550 Plus 550W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320

cd drive: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151187

monitor: Hanns·G HH-221HPB Black 21.5" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254039

OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116677


im not buying all at once gonna be buying one part at a time so this is wat ive come up with. if there is cheaper id like to know but i wanna keep the build around the amd 720 and the 4870 video card.
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  1. you getting an after market cpu cooler as well?
  2. didnt even think of that what would be a good one to get with that?
  3. how about this cpu+gpu combo? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.236385
    will cost you 75$ more but you upgrade to ati 4890 and pII455X4
  4. also, you might wanna check the cpu+memory and cpu+mb combos, there are nice bargains there now
  5. Quote:
    thehellwas that Wrote:
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    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136320


    See this HDD instead: SAMSUNG SpinPoint F3 500GB.

    Quote:
    thehellwas that Wrote:
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    motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128378


    Also consider this board: Ummmm....., just see it!

    Quote:
    thehellwas that Wrote:
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    memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231193


    For the ram see this: Crucial 4GB SDRAM DDR3 1066MHz PC8500 C7.
    Or this: OCZ Gold 4GB SDRAM DDR3 1066MHz PC8500 C7.

    Quote:
    thehellwas that Wrote:
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    powersupply: Antec BP550 Plus 550W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817371016


    For the PSU consider this: Corsair TX650.

    Quote:
    obsidian86 Wrote:
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    you getting an after market cpu cooler as well?

    See This: Scythe Mugen 2.

    Regards.
  6. Oops LAAAAAAAAAAATE!! again.
    Consider
    "Daggs"`s suggested combo.

    Regards.
  7. haha ya i would but its gonna be over by the time i actually got the money for it haha. one question i wanna ask is ive been looking at the 4770 crossfire compared to the 4870 single which would be a better choice for proformance
  8. thehellwas that said:
    haha ya i would but its gonna be over by the time i actually got the money for it haha. one question i wanna ask is ive been looking at the 4770 crossfire compared to the 4870 single which would be a better choice for proformance


    Yes the HD4770 CF would be a much better option but don't compare them to HD4870 as they actually beat the HD4890 AND the GTX275.

    So for $200+/- you'll get a setup beating the GTX275, consuming less power(6-pin con. for 1 card) and producing less heat(40nm Mfr Tech.), Ah and i think they aren't dual slot!.

    So for the Perf. the HD4770 CF is much "Superior" to HD4870 AND HD4890 BUT not for HIGH Resolutions (because of 512MB Frame Buffer).

    EDIT: What did you mean: "haha ya i would but its gonna be over by the time i actually got the money for it haha." I mean what particular component do you mean ;)
    .

    Regards.
  9. daggs combo deal. im gonna go with the dual 4770's after looking into it
  10. thehellwas that said:
    daggs combo deal. im gonna go with the dual 4770's after looking into it


    Yea that....., Well good luck hope I helped you some :D .

    Enjoy and post final Specs here.

    EDIT: Good decision about HD4770 CF.
    EDIT2: Also seriously consider one of my suggested RAM kits as they have much better timings and the FSB decrease won't affect the performance like the tighter timings would but in the opposite side (7-7-7-20 1066MHz vs. 9-9-9-24 1600MHz).

    Regards.
  11. haha thx i will when i get it all down. i hate this build stuff its like you get one thing then you see something else and say hmmm maybe i should get that. then you go back and forth trying to figure it out haha. ya im goin with the ocz's
  12. thehellwas that said:
    haha thx i will when i get it all down. i hate this build stuff its like you get one thing then you see something else and say hmmm maybe i should get that. then you go back and forth trying to figure it out haha. ya im goin with the ocz's


    Well it's a typical thing with Computer builds or these forums would be pointless :D .
    And Yea again that's driving me nuts! (if you read my other 2 threads) .

    Good luck Again.

    Regards.
  13. haha thx
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