$1000 newegg build

BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 1000) Before or after Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (e.g.: 1900x1200 gaming, video converting)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard & speakers not actually needed but might get, mouse, monitor, OS)




I am considering the below mobo, since it states its both SLI and Crossfire capable... is this correct?
I had heard that putting an ATI card in an Nvidia mobo or vice versa severely cut its performance in general, not counting no sli.

also, I am getting the cheapish radeon for now, until a dx11 nvidia card is released in the 300ish price range.
Another thought that I had was to install a raid array using 4 500gb hard drives, but I already have 2 diff size drives.

I am considering the following build, any thoughts on it?

Coolermaster Scout case


ASUS P7P55D EVO ATX Intel Motherboard with Core i5-750

Patriot Viper II Sector 5 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory

asus Radeon 4780 1gig

hp sata dvd burner

Logitec g15 keyboard

Logitec x540 speakers
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  1. Yeah, i am considering getting the new Radeon 5850 or 5870... I am figuring on the 5850, since its about $100 cheaper, and it plays well at 1900x1200.
  2. Well... just as I was getting ready to post the same information, I see obsidian86 beat me to it... :p
  3. Best answer
    +1 for obsidian's post but there's more changes you could make.

    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz
    ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156
    Combo Price: $349.98

    Antec Nine Hundred Black
    Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W
    Combo Price: $194.94

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1333mhz CL7 - $89.99

    LITE-ON Black 24X SATA CD/DVD Burner - $28.99

    Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers - $78.99

    ASUS EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB - $259.99

    Total = $1002.89 (before $20 MIR)

    Basically, you should get a better GPU now (i.e. 5850) and get that luxury keyboard later. Don't you have an old keyboard you can re-use for now?
  4. Another thought, which would be better... windows 7 64 or 32 bit?
  5. 64bit if you want to use more than 3.5GB of RAM
  6. 64 bit is the future as things are going win 8 will only be 64 bit
  7. I have looked at the Antec case, but i think i will stick with the current case, I like the looks of it better lol.

    I did switch to this ram for $85 since its 1600 rated for if i ever overclock.
    CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
  8. You can't respect you 1000 cap with that build if you still need a monitor. That'd be stupid to pay for a 1920x1200 system if you can't handle the 1920x1200 monitor haha.
  9. lol true, but i have a 23" widescreen monitor already, this system is being built around the monitor.. it doesnt need to be capable of higher resolutions, since thats what i play at.
    It also doesnt have to be exactly 1000, somewhere between 1000 and 1200. so i will probably get the radeon 5850, drop the keyboard, and get at least a 320gig hd for 50 bucks or so. I like having a small HD for installing windows and games on, with larger drives for storage.

    edit - i will be xfering a 500gig usb hd, and a 1 gig sata drive to this new system.
  10. would i need an aftermarket cooler running at stock speeds?
  11. this cpu cooler should take care of all your needs especially if your not OC ing
  12. and if u want to take full advantage of that screen ,get the 5870's only cause they havedirect x11 which no other card has (if i may point out )and u dnt wana be stuck having to upgrade in like 2 years when all games run on dx 11
  13. 5850's are directX 11 as well.

    Also, are these parts all compatible with win7 64bit?
  14. ayefly said:
    Also, are these parts all compatible with win7 64bit?

    Yes, they are compatible with Win7 64-bit
  15. for an i5-750, would there be a significant advantage to getting the 5870 as opposed to the 5850, or would the difference be negligible?
  16. i know the 5850's have dx11 also , but why not go for the top XD . and to answer your question the differences arent that great but most ppl would prefer the greater just because well .....its the greater
  17. would my old power supply work for the i5 750 and 5870?
  18. that should be fine
  19. yes that would work but not for crossfire ,its minimum is 650w
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