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$1000 or less gaming computer

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: About Christmas time

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, downloading, videos, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, moniter

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: very cool, quite computer, i definitely want a HD 5850 video card and a HAF 932 case. Please post the link, description, and cost of the item with total at bottom. It would be nice to have a grand total of, at the most $1100, preferably less. Thank you!
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  1. Sorry, forgot to mention that i will use the crossfire in the future, and i will probably use the HAF 922 instead of the 932. I will probably also overclock, it would be my first time though.
  2. I think, so far, i am going to get:
    Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115214
    Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid Tower case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    XFX Radeon HD 5850 Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150442

    Thats all iv got so far, i still need to find a mobo, 4gb of RAM, a CPU cooler, 700W-800W PSU, 320-500GB harddrive, and a DVD drive
  3. Here's some suggestions

    GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD4 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128404

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231279

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&Tpk=f3%20500gb

    Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371025

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
  4. Best answer
    I would use these combo deals:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.269762 $369.98 (i7 860 + HAF 922 combo)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.264218 $244.98 (4GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 CAS 7 RAM + Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4P combo)

    Here's some suggestions for the other components you still need help with:

    Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply - Retail $104.99

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $54.99

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail $29.99

    SAMSUNG SH-S223B 22X SATA DVD Burner Black Drive Bulk $29.99

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $109.99

    Of course all of this may change by the end of December. You should just come back a couple weeks before your planned build and ask for advice then. Computer hardware changes fast, so planning a build two months in advance isn't a good idea.

    Edit: jbakerlent posted nearly EXACTLY the same thing while I was typing this up. :)
  5. Thanks everyone! And i just wanted an idea of what i want and what range of cost its going to be in. Thanks a bunch!
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