New Gaming Build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Now
BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) $1k-$1.2k
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Photo/Video Editing, Internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: None really
OVERCLOCKING: Yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, maybe now, maybe in the future
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Looking at a Setup like this currently:
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215
MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188055
Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134
Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193
Hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112239
DVD/ Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031 and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136167
GPU: Can't decide between the following:
2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339
2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130513&cm_re=evga_250-_-14-130-513-_-Product
Or anything else, but the Radeon 5850 seems to be out of stock...

Let me know with any suggestions beyond just the GPU as I am open to anything.
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  1. Hmm HD 5970 is looming so if u can wait a wee bit things might change a wee bit on the GPU front w.r.t pricing hehe At $1.2k max some possibilities might open up for a gaming rig not possible now hmm....
    http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/showthread.php?t=2569634
  2. Overall it looks to be a good build. I must warn you on the case though. I was considering one of the new Lancool's seeing how Lian Li makes them, sort of. I'm glad I didn't buy a Lancool case. They really skimped on the durability which can be seen in this video review.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-D5AhqIjIc

    Lancool makes very nice looking cases but the quality is far from Lian Li. If you can live with the flimsy plastic outer shell you should be happy with your selected case. Below is an exceptional case from Cooler Master for the price. Newegg also has an NVIDIA Edition of this case if you are interested. Its an additional $20 though.

    Price: 69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137&Tpk=rc690
  3. The 5970 might be out of my price range for this build at $599. I was trying to stay around the $300 mark for the GPU if possible.
  4. I am trying to wait for the 5870 to be in stock, but I am not sure how long I am willing to wait.
  5. It appears that the 5870 might be back in stock by the 23rd. Any other suggestions on my build? Is there a better MoBo for the price?
  6. This board seems have to some very good reivews as well:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157172
  7. Got my system ordered with everything listed above with a few exceptions:

    Different MoBo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157172

    GPU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102857

    Thanks for all your help and guidance!
  8. Naylor07 said:
    The 5970 might be out of my price range for this build at $599. I was trying to stay around the $300 mark for the GPU if possible.


    I used to know someone w/ same name as you :)

    Request .... give component names / model nos. instead of or in addition to links....lotta clicking to get thru your post.

    At $310, there's three choices:

    See them and why here:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,2464-6.html

    Your PSU choice is a bit small for your vid card choices

    http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build_psu.html

    Would need a Corsair TX-850 according to above link for twin 260's or twin 9800GTX ...tho methinks they a bit conservative.
  9. Go to http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150442&cm_re=5850-_-14-150-442-_-Product now you silly fool wouldnt you expect a new shipment of beautiful 5850s and 5870s to ship with their big brother the 5970 go now an BUY!
  10. Got one! I thought my PSU would be fine to run one 5850 as it says it only requires a 500w.
  11. Woops ya I was a little late, but ya too bad the bill payer was not around or I would have snatched up one of those bad boys
  12. Outside the frames and DX11 tech, the HD 5k series actually are preety efficient w.r.t frames-per-watt IMO
  13. batuchka said:
    Outside the frames and DX11 tech, the HD 5k series actually are preety efficient w.r.t frames-per-watt IMO
    http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/power-4.png


    Good to know. I should be ok on power!
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