$1500 Gaming PC, any advice appreciated Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: November 6, 2009 3:40 PM in Systems Share will087 November 5, 2009 11:54:21 PM This is my 2nd post about my new build, I tried to listen to advice, put more work into my post this time. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP BUDGET RANGE: $1500 ish SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, keyboard, combo drive, speakers, case and: Power supply: Antec TruePower 2.0 TRUECONTROL II-550 550W ATX12V 2.01 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103933 PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Perhaps sometime in the future, would get new PSU if so MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680 x 1050 Parts list: CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 140W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGIBOX - Retail $195.99 CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS10X Extreme 120mm CPU Cooler with Worlds first PWM Fan Speed Controller - Retail $69.99 Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $124.99 Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 - Retail $86.99 GPU: SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail Gah! just went out of stock again. $299.99 SSD (for OS, swap file): Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2XXX 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - OEM $289.00 Hard Drive (programs, media): Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $74.99 Monitor: LG W2242T-BF Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail $199.99 My power supply is somewhat old, but has served me well. I know I'd need to get a more robust one if I was using crossfire, but will it suffice for this build? Any corrections/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. More about : 1500 gaming advice appreciated hunter315 November 5, 2009 11:57:06 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... The 965 is the same as the 955 with the multiplier 1 higher, you can do that youself and that combo will save you a fair amount. The samsung F3 will also be faster and significantly cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... will087 November 6, 2009 1:22:00 PM Thanks, I'll make both those changes. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dndhatcher November 6, 2009 3:40:17 PM +1 for hunters suggestions While the CNPS10X is a good CPU cooler, it is not really better than the xigmatec s1283 series, coolermaster Hyper 212 and sunbeam core contact freezer which are all about half its price. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum$ 1500 Gaming PC in progress - Help appreciated ForumNew ~$ 1500 Gaming Build - Advice Appreciated Forum$1000 Gaming upgrade - Your advice appreciated ! Forum$1200- 1500 Gaming Pc build- looking for more advice Forum$1000-$ 1500 Gaming PC Advice Forum~$ 1500 First Time Gaming PC Need Advice ! ForumNeed advice on building a Gaming PC for $500-$ 1500 ForumBuild ready for gaming PC around $ 1500 . Open to advice .. ForumPhoto / Full HD editing rig, $ 1,500 new build, feedback appreciated ! ForumNeed Advice First Time Build Gaming PC (~ 1500 $) ForumNeed advice on this build. Much appreciated . Forum4k gaming build. advice , and opinions appreciated ! ForumBuilding PC for the first time, spec and advice appreciated . Forum1500 Gaming PC - Need review and advice Forum1000- 1500 $ budget gaming pc advice , first build Forum1st build gaming rig - advice appreciated ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !