Building a new pc need input please

Here is what i have chosen. if you see an issue or think something needs changed/upgraded/downgraded then by all means let me know. thanks for your help.

ABS Diablo ADV Black Finish + Titanium bezel Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item#:N82E16811215013 $109.99

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
Item#:N82E16819103727 $195.99

MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item#:N82E16813130223 $163.99

Rosewill Xtreme Series RX950-S-B 950W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply - Retail Item#:N82E16817182096 $119.99

EVGA 017-P3-1175-AR GeForce GTX 275 1792MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card - Retail
Item#:N82E16814130476 $289.99

Kingston HyperX 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C8D3K4/8GX - Retail
Item#:N82E16820104164 $259.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item#:N82E16822136319 $74.99 X 2 = $150.00

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Writer - Bulk - LightScribe Support - OEM Item#:N82E16827106333 $31.99 X 2 = $64.00
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  1. Hmm by my calculations u have spent $1354 but for $777 AR one could get a bucket load more frames in games hehe

    You can lightly OC that 925 on that 770 with stock cooler
  2. EDIT: Dint refresh
    ^ There are many components that can be improved...
    1. PSU - Rosewill ??? A Corsair 750TX/ 850TX for nearly the same price will be more powerul and stable than that one...It is a Tier 3 PSU which implies low quality...
    2. 8GB RAM ? Any specific reason why ?
    3. GTX 275 ? Unless you want the 3D and PhysX bad, go with Nvidia...else get ATI has better options...
    4. Will you be overclocking high ? If yes then only go with that FX mobo else I dont see any advantage of those over a 790X mobo...
    And this would help...
  3. I have about 1400 dollars to spend and want to build the best fastes gaming rig i can. if alot can be improved please give me links to the products i should be buying.
  4. ^ Give more details - Monitor resolution, do you want to overclock ?, ...
    Complete this and paste...
    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better)) BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.:, -- to show us selection & pricing) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (e.g.: Grand Fenwick)

    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: Yes / No / Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200)

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC)

    And for that budget, you can take a look at the Intel i5...
  5. Best answer
    Here is a sample -
    EDIT: Provided names of components -

    CPU + Mobo
    i5 + Gigabyte P55A UD4P(USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s)

    For gaming 4GB would suffice...
    GSkillz 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CAS 8

    CASE - Definitely a better one...
    CM HAF 922
    If you want blue light, then this - But the CM at that price is a better buy...
    Antec 902

    PSU - Corsair for sure...
    Corsair 750TX (Can even power HD 5870 crossfire)

    HDD -
    Samsung F3 1TB

    Graphics card - +1 for HD 5850

    CPU cooler - If you will overclock
    CM hyper 212
  6. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: about 3 weeks from now BUDGET RANGE: $1400.00

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

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

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Where the price is right

    PARTS PREFERENCES: full tower case Hopefully cool amd or intel is ok with me

    OVERCLOCKING: No / Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: single video with lots of ram 1 gig would do

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024,

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: prefer blue glowing anywhere it can i.e fans window on side but will by pass bling for better parts but for what i am spending should be able to have some bling glowing
  7. ^ Check the above config -
    And you would want to upgrade your monitor if you dont want to waste that much power ;) and you can still build it under $1400...
  8. ^ but if you dont want to change the monitor, then change the graphcis card to HD 5770...It would be powerful enough to run games at your screen's resolution without any issues...
  9. actually i was thinking of getting a 32 inch monitor.
  10. Haha ya 1280 x 1024 only ^^
  11. If you want to save some money without any performance hit, then, get this CPU + mobo combo -
    AMD 965 + ASUS 790X


    AMD 965 + ASUS 785G
  12. @UZI4U the screen size doesnt matter...the resolution matter the most...
  13. i might just do that. with the money you saved me but pointing me in the right direction i can get that 32 inch monitor wal-mart is selling. it soposed to be a tv but it can be used as a monitor. and i think its selling for 368.00 here where i live
  14. gkay09 said:
    @UZI4U the screen size doesnt matter...the resolution matter the most...

    i know but i want a big monitor to game on i think it would be awsome to play on a huge screen
  15. Hmm if u have a link to it we could better advise u ^^
  16. ^ Well could you specify the make of the TV ?
    If it is just an HD ready TV, then get a HD 5770 graphics card - Reason - The resaolution of HD ready TVs are low - 1366x768. so for this resolution, the HD 5770 can easily max out most of the current games...
    but if it is a Full HD - 1080p(1920x1080 resolution) then only get the HD 5850...
  17. ^ 1080p - HD 5850
  18. Hmm also do u plan to be in front of it or a smallish distance away like say from your couch - could be wireless kb/mouse is in order hehe
  19. Are you committed to AMD? Because I think you could get a pretty decent i7 build in this price range.

    Also I second the statement that ATI 5xxx cards are your best option in a new build.
    I also second the recommendation that you use a Corsair/OCZ/Antec/Seasonic or a better PSU brand.
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