1500 Gamer Rig/Professional Opinions needed!

Hi, I am trying to build a best possible gaming computer for $1500 budget.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: waiting for blackfriday deals to come out.

BUDGET RANGE: no over 1500. This is for grand total, tax + shipping included.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Games, movies, music and photo editing, and surfing.


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, any recommendations?


PARTS PREFERENCES: i5/ 24ich monitor?/

OVERCLOCKING: eventually

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: possible on the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200, this is very important for me because i am planning on playing xbox360 on this monitor also. HD

This is what i was thinking:

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD4 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
possibly crossfiring 2 4890s in the future, any recommendations?

HIS H489FN1GH Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
-$10.00 Instant $179.99
i decided on the 4890 over the 5850 because of the budget. possibly buying another 4890 once its price have dropped very low.

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
-$70.00 Instant $109.99

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
any personal experience with i5?

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail
how is this ram? opinions needed.

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
how is this?

ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers
-$40.00 Instant $219.99
will this work with xbox360 HD

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive
any personal reviews or recommendations?

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler

I am very open to make arrangements in the parts to fit the budget.

I am not sure on which keyboard/mouse, speakers, case, and window 7.
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  1. Check out my post here. It is an extreme gaming PC and only costs $1231.98 AFTER shipping/taxes.

    This of course has extras which you probably already have at home that you can knock off of the price: keyboard/mouse, cd/dvd burner, Windows operating system. This will save you almost $200.00.

    I have spent at least 25 hours doing research on the best compatible, future-proof system. This system is pretty much guaranteed to last at least 5 years because of its expanding capabilities and motherboard support.
  2. For Cases look at Antec 300 illusion, Antec 900, Antec 902, Antec 1200 or the Coolermaster HAF 922 or HAF 932. All have great airflow to keep your system cool.

    I have found that when living with other people, headsets are a far more useful way to go than speakers. No complaints about what you are listening to or how loud it is.

    Get a wired optical mouse. Dieing or making other players wait while you change mouse batteries sucks. Even a cheap logitech will do ok, though expensive gaming mice give you more button options if you want.
  3. If you plan to play XBOX 360 on the screen, I suggest going for a 16:9 monitor instead of a 16:10, like those 23 inches with 1920x1080 native resolution ( FULL HD ). Otherwise, it will look stretched.

    PS: You will play xbox 360 2-3 feet away of your screen? Strange for a console... and awfull in splitscreen... ( The only reason I see console are great over PC ( besides some games not release on PC ) is for comfort. Laying down on a couch looking at a big TV with a lot of free space, and friends near, is way better than staying in front of a computer, confort wise )
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