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January 25, 2010 1:21:20 AM

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.

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Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit - free
New egg parts
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 27$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 30$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 90$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 150$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 170$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 94$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 105$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 200$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 100$ + 15S&h 115$ total

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?

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January 25, 2010 1:41:09 AM

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:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 25, 2010 1:53:07 AM

You have two optical drives listed, both CD/DVD burners... not sure why you want two of them.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 27$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 30$

I'd personally go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for my optical. Another good alternative is: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 90$ is the some HDD I would choose.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 150$ - HannsG makes some good monitors. You might take a look at ASUS as well. For instance: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (After rebate its almost the same price.)

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.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 94$ I use G. Skill as well, it should work fine. Memory prices have been on the rise recently so sadly it is hard to save money on memory as of late.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 105$ - Is a good entry level MOBO, and will pair just fine with your i5.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 200$ - i5 is a great gaming CPU and you can overclock it a bit to boost performance if you feel so incline

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 100$ + 15S&h 115$ total - I don't really know much about Rosewell cases and know even less about the quality of their power supplies. I'd personally be inclinded to go with a Corsair power supply. There is a combo with the same case you chose, but as you can see it is more expensive. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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January 25, 2010 2:12:38 AM

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.
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January 25, 2010 2:52:22 AM

New specs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152185 90$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 150$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102858 170$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 120$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128405 105$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115215 200$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 120$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 30$

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
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January 25, 2010 11:51:19 AM

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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)


I'm in the process of rebuilding my computer right now and I'm in a similiar situation to you. Compared with where I'm starting (the old computer), any build I'm sure will blow my mind.

Good luck with your build, make sure you update us when it is completed. Photos are always nice! :bounce: 
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January 25, 2010 5:49:27 PM

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.

Final specs
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January 25, 2010 10:33:27 PM

Are you going to overclock your computer?
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January 26, 2010 2:40:33 AM

looks like a nice setup enjoy the build
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