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Need Help with a Gaming build - $1,000

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a b 4 Gaming
October 30, 2009 10:23:25 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

BUDGET RANGE: $1,000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming!

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.!

PARTS PREFERENCES: I like Intel/MSI.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 for now - may upgrade during Black Friday!

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Onboard sound preferable! Hmm, I don't have any really detailed preferences aside from that, I just want something that will last for quite a while!

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a b 4 Gaming
October 30, 2009 10:32:10 PM

Maybe something like this

Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS EAH5850/G/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Comes to just under $1000
Anonymous
a b 4 Gaming
October 30, 2009 10:40:54 PM

What kind of ram should I get?
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October 30, 2009 11:11:36 PM

Well as a follow up to jbakerlent's post, if you decide to go with the i5/1156 socket on the p55 then any DDR3 4GB of 1066mhz+ and CL9 or lower from a good manufacturer will pretty much be fine. If you want go 8GB but it will most likley exceed your budget.
And I think the Corsair 750 is a bit overkill, try a Corsair 650, it will save you some $ and still be plenty to power you. If you are absolutly sure about going crossfire in the future then maybe a 750TX would be a good investment.
October 31, 2009 4:34:45 AM

jbakerlent's build is not good for your situation at the momemt 1680x1050, but when you upgrade your monitor to 1920x1080+ then the 5850 is good for you

this heatsink is better at a lower price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

get this power supply, the one you picked is too pricey and sucks:
this corsair psu will be enough for 2x5850 if you decide to get another 5850 in future
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the dvd drive you picked is decent
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this ram is better:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

for the rest of the parts, follow jabakerlent's build
a b 4 Gaming
October 31, 2009 7:10:05 AM

blackhawk1928 said:
Well as a follow up to jbakerlent's post, if you decide to go with the i5/1156 socket on the p55 then any DDR3 4GB of 1066mhz+ and CL9 or lower from a good manufacturer will pretty much be fine.

+1, forgot to paste the link.

One note the 650TX won't support crossfired 5850s because it only has two PCI-e connectors (and it's out of stock), so if you plan on crossfiring then go for the 750W one I linked above or this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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