600-900 gaming computer

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: anytime

BUDGET RANGE:600-900 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: mainly for gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, amazon.com, frys.com , microcenter.com

OVERCLOCKING: Not now, later

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe later

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200)

What I have so far :

Dvd drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

GPU + PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.274493

Case + HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.273732

Motherboard + CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.273358


Can this build support the HD5870?
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  1. I think the 5870 is overkill the 5850 will do nice... I think PSU wise will have no problem with 5850/70... I do not want to answer the others because I don't really have the experience... You also have to double check whether the case you selected can fit the graphic card... And Whats up with dual core, get an AMD Triple X3 720 or Quad X4 955 or i5.... otherwise the 5850 MAY bottleneck your CPU.... I'm not too sure but just assuming.
  2. The 5770 doesn't perform as good as the 4870 and is similar in price with 4890 after rebates. If you're not going to be playing any game using DX11 any time soon (as in the next year or so), it might be cheaper to get the 4800 series graphic cards for now. You can always upgrade to DX11 when it becomes main stream or whenever you decided to get a new system.

    For the CPU I think x3 720 is a good buy if you're overclocking, and having three cores is plenty for most of the applications on the market at the moment.
  3. Welcome to the forum. @ akash it's a 5770, so it should be fine. This RAM is better and cheaper
    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227478

    Also, why not get a burner for a few dollars more
    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192
  4. I think that in this price range, you might be better in going i5
  5. What is the difference between the i5 and i7. Wouldn't I also need a different motherboard and that might put the price above 900?
  6. The i5 is clocked slightly slower and lacks hyperthreading.
  7. I5 is a case of buyer's remorse waiting to happen. If you don't need the performance, you'll regret not spending more of your budget on a stronger GPU [and getting a lesser but still adequate CPU like an AMD 720BE]. If you DO need the performance, you'll regret not waiting until you could afford the i7 with hyperthreading, higher turbo-boost, and possibly triple-channel RAM (on LGA1366).
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