$800-1000 Gaming Rig

Hello, I am new to this forum and I am looking for some help. I need you guys to help me decide which parts to get.

Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103692 ~$240

Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131363R ~$139

PSU - Not sure about how much power I need for this build.

Case - not sure

Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227290 ~$123~

Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102835 x2 ~$220~
ATI 5850 when it comes out

HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181 ~$50~

CD/DVD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151187 ~$30~

CPU Fan - Not Sure

Total - $802 so far

Thanx, Chris
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  1. 1. do not get the 965 phenom. get the 955, save a couple of bucks. they have the same oc potential.

    2. i'd stay away from the open box mobo. get something different

    3. wait for the 5850. that's why you won't need to get the crossfire mobo. unless you will want a future update. i'd get this mobo or the second one



    3. the ram that you specified is ddr2. the mobos that you specified and i specified are all ddr3. decide to either have a ddr3 or ddr2 based system. i'd recommend ddr3 just for easier future upgrades.

    4. cpu fan.


    5. case antec 300 is excellent for the price


    6. psu. you'd need 650watts if you plan on 5850 crossfire.

  2. Ok so this will pretty much be my setup then.

    CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674 $189

    Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131397 $90

    PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139005 $100

    Case - Mayb antec 300 but i will have to see what they have in microcenter because they are buildin it for me. ~$50~

    Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227477 $120

    Video card - ATI 5850 ( Price not sure)

    CPU Fan - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] =mugen%202 $37

    HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152181 $50

    CD/DVD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827151187 $30

    Total= $666 without Video card lol. But the video card will be like ~$200-250~ for the cheapest one ???

    Thanx so much, Chris

  3. thx

    edit- Ohh i forgot to ask how good will this pc be for gaming???
  4. It's going to be hard to say how good this PC will be for gaming since there have been no reviews/benchmarks of the video card.

    Edit: Just noticed that the RAM you listed is 3x2GB. Those memory are used for the i7 processors since they are triple channel. AM3 processors still use dual channels.

    You could go with this one instead:
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail

    PS. Your links to your PSU, CPU HSF, HDD and DVD drive are broken.
  5. looking at the microcenter ad that i get delivered, i can see the antec 300 case on sale for 59.99, no mail in rebates.

    they have the same Corsair power supply for 90 dollars after 10 dollar mail in rebate. but at newegg.com you will save an additional 10 dollars ( 80 dollars for psu)

    why is microcenter putting your computer together for you? can't you do it yourself? how much do they charge you? just a little curious.
  6. Mircocenter also has the Scythe Mugen 2 cooler for 40 dollars. i'm not sure how many components you want to buy at microcenter vs newegg.com
  7. umm im getting microcenter to do it because my dad doesnt trust me lol im only 15. and at microcenter u get 10% off if u buy the parts there.
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