$1500 Gaming PC, any advice appreciated Tags: New Build Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove 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... | Report abuse will087 November 6, 2009 1:22:00 PM Thanks, I'll make both those changes. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>$1500 Gaming PC, any advice appreciated> Related ressources: Forum$ 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 !