$1100 Gaming pc. Good or Not?

This is my new build.
Tell me if you like it =)

(does not include disc drive/keyboard/mouse/speakers/monitor)
I already have all that.


CASE - COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$99.98




HARD DRIVE - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
$54.99




RAM - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail
$129.99


MOTHERBOARD - Foxconn BloodRage GTI LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
$214.99



PROCESSOR - Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920
$288.99


[ GRAPHICS CARD - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

POWER SUPPLY - Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified ]

-$50.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo


$279.94


TOTAL: $1,088.88
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  1. In my experience building gaming PCs I've found it wise to always use a full size ATX tower for reasons like: More air flow, easier to upgrade, more future proof, easier cable management, and a lot easier to build. Instead of that mid tower, I'd recommend: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

    I don't know how much gaming you plan to do, but the 5770 isn't really a big gaming card. 128 bit, if you are planning to just to crysis on med-high-some very high maybe then it's fine, but for more very high max its better to go at least 5850, 5870 recommended.

    Thats about it, besides the fact if you plan to Crossfire later make sure you have 2 PCI-e 2.0 slots both running at x16 instead of 1 x 16 and 1 x 8... They rip you off like that. Other than my suggestions, thats a very nice rig.
  2. like i said before, that is also the reason why i like full tower cases. like is showed before, i highly recommend this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.310363

    it is BIG, major air flow, and good looking. it also is 50$ off which makes it the exact same price. i would highly recommend it over the HAF 922, and with the additional fans like:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103063

    it will look awesome, probably beat the 932, and be a great case. but if you are really set on the 922, then it is good too :)
  3. If this build is truly just a gaming build, I would recommend this build...

    CPU: Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
    MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD4 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
    HSF: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU ... - Retail
    HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
    GPU: XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail
    Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

    This build gives you more graphics horsepower and the i5 750 is pretty much on par with the i7 920 in regards to FPS in games.
  4. ares1214 said:
    like i said before, that is also the reason why i like full tower cases. like is showed before, i highly recommend this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.310363

    it is BIG, major air flow, and good looking. it also is 50$ off which makes it the exact same price. i would highly recommend it over the HAF 922, and with the additional fans like:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103063

    it will look awesome, probably beat the 932, and be a great case. but if you are really set on the 922, then it is good too :)



    Thanks again. I'm going with the case you suggested now.

    I have a question though, not sure if you know the answer or not, but i thought I'd ask.
    How come the i7 2.8Ghz processor costs less than the i7 2.66Ghz?


    And.. then This AMD has even more Ghz and costs wayy less? $185.00 actually.

    AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 140W Quad-Core Processor
  5. In most later processors Ghz isn't important, it's the type of new tech they use. It's like this... The newest i7's are the fastest processors really right now. They use turbo boost and have 8 threads which is basicly 8 processors. The i7 that is 2.8 ghz is the 860 if I'm right, I may not be.. The 920 is more because it's design is newer and overall faster.

    That AMD is virtually not even close to any i7. It only has 4 threads, no turbo boost. It's a good budget gaming processor, but no where near the performance of the i7. That's why :D

    EDIT: Also, as an example... The i7 QM processor which is 1.6 ghz on my laptop beats the AMD 955 on my desktop... :)
  6. The i7 @ 2.8 is the i7 860 on the LGA 1156 platform, which the mainstream platform. The i7 920 is on the LGA 1366 platform, which is for the enthusiast and will have the hex core this year.

    The other is an AMD chip that performs less in most benchmarks than the lower clocked i7 920. It is priced to be more attractive on the price to performance ratio than Intel chips.
  7. fgocards said:
    In most later processors Ghz isn't important, it's the type of new tech they use. It's like this... The newest i7's are the fastest processors really right now. They use turbo boost and have 8 threads which is basicly 8 processors. The i7 that is 2.8 ghz is the 860 if I'm right, I may not be.. The 920 is more because it's design is newer and overall faster.

    That AMD is virtually not even close to any i7. It only has 4 threads, no turbo boost. It's a good budget gaming processor, but no where near the performance of the i7. That's why :D

    EDIT: Also, as an example... The i7 QM processor which is 1.6 ghz on my laptop beats the AMD 955 on my desktop... :)



    Thanks a ton! yeah, im just used to assuming more Ghz is better.
  8. fgocards said:
    In most later processors Ghz isn't important, it's the type of new tech they use. It's like this... The newest i7's are the fastest processors really right now. They use turbo boost and have 8 threads which is basicly 8 processors. The i7 that is 2.8 ghz is the 860 if I'm right, I may not be.. The 920 is more because it's design is newer and overall faster.

    You have that kind of backwards... The i7 860 is the newer chip on the LGA 1156 platform. It is marginally better in most benchmarks than the i7 920. What makes the i7 920 better is the overall platform (CPU/MOBO/Triple-Channel RAM combination)... IMO, plus the hex-core out this year :D
  9. Niklas_13 said:



    This one wasn't so much for setups.
    Just like a final decision on my build.
    I thought i should make a new thread.

    :o
  10. Okies :)
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