My dad gave me a 1000$ limit to buy me a new computer (thank god my old computer was a 1.8 celron) and now i can do all the gaming i ever wanted to I talked him into letting me spend the 1000 on new egg to make a computer since my friend gave me a copy of windows 7 My old monitor is complete *** too so i am getting a new monitor included in this price i was almost able to spend all of the money coming in at 991$ + a 10 dollar rebate i save dhim 20$! and change . im not computer expert however and just did a lot of online research and winged building this so tell me if the parts i picked are ok and what changes you would make notice i picked all parts but the case + psu combo are free shipping so if you look at similar products take that into account.
991 in total better than any prebuilt i could find for under 1000 esp with my free copy of 64 bit windows 7 ultimate
i think this will be a good computer for a long time and i KNOW it will smoke my old 1.8 celron POS
did i go right with the i5 750 should i have went the 650 route or tried to squeeze an i7-860 upgrade or a better gpu and cut something else?
this is a good build. many dual-core i5's are overpriced, so stick with the 750.
a 5850 would definitely boost gaming performance, but not too noticeably in most games.
the i7 860 wouldn't hurt either, but it's up to you to decide whether its worth the price. a better gpu would probably be a better investment.
may i ask why you want two burners?
you might also want to look for ram with tighter timings, like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 170$ Is a good graphics card and I personally like Sapphire cards. If you are building a dedicated gaming system then your GPU should be the heart and soul of your build. Especially if you play modern FPS games. If that is the case I'd go with the Radeon 5870. Quite a bit more expensive and may be impossible based on your budget but will make a big difference.
Everything looks good, but I would get the corsair PSU instead of rosewill because of their not so great power supplies. The extra $20 is well worth the extra protection you have from burning out parts. $20 extra to protect $1000 of parts. I would recommend getting a 5850 seeing as the 5870 is far out of your price range, but if you can't get some more money. Also for the G-Skill ram you may want to take a look at their eco series, more expensive, but if you can't afford them then get the ripjaws.
Dropped a drive added the one you suggested upgraded my ram to eco like suggested, Changed my screen as suggested the upgrade in ram took the money from the drive i dropped, the psu upgrade cost me 20$ as suggested twice and puts me 8 dollars over my price limit but i told my dad some of the items have mail in rebates so i told him it was 50 in mail in rebates not 40 so i said i would gave him 50$ when he charged his card or whatever the total amount for mail in rebate is since it was 1048.47 with shipping right now . only thing i didn't really do is upgrade my video card but i think this system will be absolutely sick (esp compared to my last computer) Thank you for help on brands if anyone else has an idea let me know so far im very happy with what you have told me ty
I talked with my dad made a final list and just purchased my computer here are specs ill post pictures and benchmarks on new games i am pretty much at same as before with a slightly better mobo. my idea was when i got more money to add a 2nd 5770 in crossfire which will make this system sick it ended up costing 1030 after 40$ of mail in reabtes but the order has been sent adn i cant wait to put this bad boy together.