$1000 Gaming PC

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: BEfroe the end of the year, preferably Nov.

BUDGET RANGE: (900-$1000) Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing Web, CAD, Photoshop

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, AMD Graphics

OVERCLOCKING:Maybe

CROSSFIRE:Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Dual Monitors 1920x1080 and 1680x1050(hopefully this will be 1920x1080 eventually)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The primary monitor is a 40" Samsung HD TV. I'm considering eventually adding a 32" HDTV as a secondary monitor if I can get a good deal on it. This would only be temporary until I could re-purpose for another project.


$154.99 - MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

$299.99 - SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail

$109.99 - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail

$199.99 - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail

$90.99 - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Retail

$55.99 - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$27.99 - LITE-ON 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model iHAP122-04 - OEM

$7.98 - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

$33.98 - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler - Retail

$981.89 - Total
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  1. Hey, can you edit your post in this format, as it answers a lot of questions that we may have:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. I suggest you to wait till black friday and cyber monday to buy the parts, you will save a few bucks man.

    switch your hard drive to the one i suggest below this post. mines faster..and cheaper

    also, switch your ram (yours have high latencies, 1600mhz) mine have (low latencies, 1333mhz)...the performance is similar..but mine beats it most of the time..
  3. Take a look at my i5 750 build too. note it has a monitor and no o.s
    so just take whatever you need...and erase monitor..

    use it as a reference..

    I only used newegg, but you can use other sites if you can find the same parts for cheaper.
    Or if you can find better combos at newegg

    Here's an i5 750 build with new monitor, without O.S

    >MOBO+RAM
    30 dollar discount
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.289943

    >Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197&cm_re=haf_922-_-11-119-197-_-Product

    >CPU

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215&cm_re=i5_750-_-19-115-215-_-Product

    >Hard drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&cm_re=spnpoint_f3-_-22-152-181-_-Product

    >Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102857&cm_re=5850-_-14-102-857-_-Product

    >Monitor

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049


    >Optical Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    >Heatsink
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    >Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    Total: $1,288.88 Before Rebate

    This build gives you the ability to crossfire/sli in the future if new games are more demanding. You could add in another graphics card, the power supply is decent and could handle 2 graphics card.
  4. hey man all looks good except the hard drive and optical drive

    switch to my suggested hdd because it's faster and cheaper...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&cm_re=spnpoint_f3-_-22-152-181-_-Product

    AND SWITCH THE OPTICAL DRIVE YOURS IS IDE LOL :D it won't work with UD4P

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
  5. ^all looks good man, what case are you puttin it in?

    wait till black friday and cyber monday to save a few bucks if you want..

    good luck!
  6. Got this case off a friend a while ago http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811144026. It'll need a bit of work as he had a cat so the inside is dusty/hairy and it's been dented since then.

    I have to wonder how much I'd stand to save on Black Friday/Cyber Monday. If a good deal on a TV crops up though, this'll get back burnered.
  7. Sooo... turns out the TV I was looking for is going to be on sale on Black Friday so this particular project is gonna be back burnered.
  8. Well my Tax return is in and I'm pulling this project from the back burner. Here's what my current wishlist looks like.


    149.99 - ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    339.98 -(x2) XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail -$10.00 Instant

    109.99 - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail -$30.00 Instant

    $199.99 - Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail

    $159.99 - G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ - Retail

    $55.99 - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $26.99 - LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

    $34.99 - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail

    $7.98 - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

    $1,085.89 - Total

    I also did some messing around with the New Egg Combo deals and put together this.


    318.98 - *XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814150447
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

    *OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820227365
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.347096

    $249.98 - *XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814150447
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

    * OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817341018
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.354130

    $349.98 - * Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115215
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

    * ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813131405
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.350115

    $55.99 - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    $26.99 - LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

    $39.98 - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler - Retail

    $7.98 - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

    $1,049.88 - Total.

    The Combo deals don't really save a ton, but I'm not sure if I'm getting more for my money or not with them.
  9. Would I be better off going with this CPU Mobo Combo if My main focus is gaming?

    $303.98 - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX - Retail

    ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

    AMD Gift - Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Coupon - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.345246
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