900$ for CPU, GPU, Motherboard

Thanks for all your help.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: completed by summer 2010

BUDGET RANGE: 900 for GPU, CPU and motherboard

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Games [crysis, L4d2, America's Army], Video Editing, Longlasting [last for 3-4 years]

WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe [have never done it before]
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No [have had bad experiences]

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900, maybe upgrading monitor

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

I already own the Case, PSU and harddrive. The PSU is 750 watts and the case is a coolmaster and it is massive.

I will have windows 7 on it

The motherboard should have multiple usb ports, a firewire port and a esata port on it. USB 3.0 would be a plus.

I want to have atleast a 3.0 ghz quad core processor.

I want this computer to last for 3-4 years, as I will not be buying a new one until then.
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  1. If you manage for find any of these in stock for around $600:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131324
    or any other brand 5970 for that matter
    At about half the price, a 5850 is a good buy aswell. You could get 2 and crossfire them but you wouldn't equal the performance of the 5970
    a single 5870 would get you more than a single 5850 but is $100 more.

    Phenom II 955 for $165
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674
    If you want to spend a $20 more for phenom II 965 3.4 GHz you can. I wouldn't because I would be overclocking anyway.

    Asus motherboard under $100.. Has esata but no firewire. no one uses firewire anyway though.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131397

    That'll run you some nice crysis.

    That adds up to less than 900. However You didn't mention anything about ram? 4 GB of DDR3 ram will run you about $100.
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