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$900-1000 Gaming Build?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the month

BUDGET RANGE: $900-1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: GAMING, Photoshopping, watching movies, internet, school work

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, hard drive, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: I need to have a Radeon HD 5870 in there, as well as the Antec 900. This price range is just until the summer when I'll be working and getting some cash flow, then I'll be able to kick it up a few notches.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes (moderately)

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Eventually

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Like I said, I need to have a good graphics card and case because I will be overhauling it this summer because that will be when I get a summer job. But for now this is my budget.
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  1. Maybe a build like this ?



    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811129021
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    -$40.00 Instant
    $139.99
    $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

    DIAMOND 5870PE51G Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814103084
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    $404.99
    $394.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814103084

    G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBECO - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820231317
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $109.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231317

    GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128412
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $139.99
    $134.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412

    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115215
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    $199.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215


    • OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817341016
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    • Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827118030
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  2. I'd preferr if it was more on the $900 side, but that seems like a pretty solid build. Anything with AMD? Would that be more cost effective?
  3. Whats your main goal this summer as far as your dream PC, so i can see what will be the best parts to buy now and upgrade latter
  4. Best answer
    AMD build @ about 900, If you plan on doing a s1156 build you can just upgrade the mobo and CPU

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    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811129021
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

    -$40.00 Instant


    $139.99
    $99.99
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    XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

    XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814150443
    Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy



    $399.99
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    G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO

    G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820231321
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy



    $119.99
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    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835103065
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    $29.99
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    AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX
    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

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    AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819103706
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

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    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128392
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    -$15.00 Combo
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card13-128-392

    $183.99
    $168.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.334989
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    OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B

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    OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817341022
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    *

    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827118030
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy

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    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan

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    o 1 year: $6.99
    o 2 year: $11.99

    -$10.00 Instant
    -$15.00 Combo
    $25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card17-341-022

    $112.98
    $87.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.328826
    Subtotal: $906.93
  5. Would that power supply still be okay if I wanted to Crossfire at some point, or would I have to upgrade it?
  6. for crossfire no, you would need a 600watt+ for crossfire without problems down the road
  7. Like the OP said you will need to upgrade it. What is your dream PC you want to build so we can try to buy the key parts now with the budget you have ( are you going for a s1156 xfire setup or a x58 xfire setup ? single GPU s1156 or single GPU x58 ?
  8. How about this as a power supply?

    APEVIA ATX-AQ700W-BK 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148040


    Okay, my dream PC is to have a Crossfire config of 2 Radeon HD 5870's (eventually going up higher depending on what comes out), the new Gulftown processors coming out soon-ish, a mobo that supports SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0, 12GB of RAM, and a DVD player/burner, and eventually a Blu-Ray player (don't worry about that now-- that's low on the list). That's really what I'm looking for; I want something that plows through the latest games and can do almost anything else. So try and think around that. But for now, the budget is $900-1000.
  9. blu3flannel said:
    How about this as a power supply?

    APEVIA ATX-AQ700W-BK 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148040


    Okay, my dream PC is to have a Crossfire config of 2 Radeon HD 5870's (eventually going up higher depending on what comes out), the new Gulftown processors coming out soon-ish, a mobo that supports SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0, 12GB of RAM, and a DVD player/burner, and eventually a Blu-Ray player (don't worry about that now-- that's low on the list). That's really what I'm looking for; I want something that plows through the latest games and can do almost anything else. So try and think around that. But for now, the budget is $900-1000.



    Would not touch that PSU with a 10 foot pole

    Ok i will look into it
  10. I need something in that general price range (less than $100) than can support Crossfire and most hardware, if possible. If not, I can just upgrade later.
  11. The only one I can find in that price is a rebuilt one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703029 not sure how you feel about that, but it will run xfire HD 5870

    I would just go with the AMD build and take out the PSU and add in a Corsair 750W

    then in the summer just upgrade your mobo ram and CPU that will set you back 260 but you could try and sell it and use that to you X58 mobo ram and CPU
  12. Sweet, thanks. What I was planning to do was with some of the other spare cash, when I take the AMD stuff out, I would make it it's own build and sell it, giving me even more cash to use on the new build. So thanks for this info, I'll post my revised build up tomorrow, because I'm on my mobile device right now (not good for this kinda thing) and you can critique it then. But any advice you can think of right know is appreciated as well.
  13. Okay, so here's the revised build. Feel free to edit it and critique it to your heart's delight.

    Rosewill CRUISER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Side Panel Window and Four Fans - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147145

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018

    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

    Patriot Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGS34G1333ELK - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220468

    SAPPHIRE 100281SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ... - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102856

    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

    That's what I have so far, so let me know if there are any discrepancies or if there's a better deal on something. Thanks.
  14. Please note that you don't need to add an aftermarket cooler because I'll get one during the summer. Thanks.
  15. Will that will work but your will be upgrading the CPU mobo ram and case then to make it your dream PC
  16. Well, whenever I put the new part in this summer, I'm going to use the old parts to make a new build that I would sell, so it will all work out.
  17. Hmmm, if I get more money than I anticipated, should I spend it on the case or Crucial Ballistix Tracer RAM?
  18. I would spend it on any part you will reuse in your final build
  19. Okay, so since I'll probably be upgrading to socket 1156, I can keep the RAM, so I'll go for the Ballistix Tracers and get a new case during the summer. Does that sound good, or should I get the case now and upgrade the RAM later?
  20. Yeah just make sure the volts of the ram are not over 1.65 volt as thats the max for P55 s1156 mobos
  21. Best answer selected by blu3flannel.
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