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$950 gaming computer

Im really outta my league when it comes to compatibility and maximizing performance for money. Any builds or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:This week
BUDGET RANGE: ($950 at most) Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (Gaming, surfing web, school work)

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD processor

OVERCLOCKING: maybe suggestions appreciated

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe again suggestions appreciated

Thank you for the help
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  1. one question are you looking for upgradeability later on because that makes a definite change in price. if your main usage is going to be gaming then you should definitley overclock
  2. Yes I would like to be able to upgrade later on and to be able to overclock then
  3. Best answer
    Cpu: Item #:N82E16819103808 Amd phenom II x4 955 : 175.99
    Mobo: Item #:N82E16813131392 asus Crosshair 3:199
    case: Item #:N82E16811103011 xclio windtunnel (large fulltower):89.99
    psu: Item #:N82E16817371009 antec 850w (very dependable i have same series 1kw) :149.99
    hdd: Item #:N82E16822136317 WD 1tb green : 84.99
    gpu: Item #:N82E16814102857 saphire radeon 5850 : 299.99

    total: 1000.94

    its somewhat over but if you want to be able to upgrade this is fro you. to drop price by $90 get:
    mobo: Item #:N82E16813131368 asus m4a
    ^that mobo only has one X16 pcie 2.0 or 2 Pcie X8.0 which means lee performance from the gpus if you do crossfire

    if you like this can you choose me as best answer?
  4. Could also go with the combo deal with the 5850, a 600W PSU + the gpu for $299.99, but I'm not sure if it's a great PSU. Others should know here.
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