Gaming Rig for under 1500

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (1 to 2 weeks BUDGET RANGE: 1500 before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming 90% of the time,movies and music 10%)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (I have a mouse and keyboard. Thats about it that would work on a new system but would like to upgrade them also if possible)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: nothing preferred just best price from place that wont rip me off:P COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Alabama, United States (i know it says country i just like giving more info:P)

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (No real preference... features are more my concern, speed and quality of system will include this in additional comments)




Processor : AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX $159.99
Cooling : COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm $29.99
Motherboard: ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard $178.99
Video: XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) $299.99
Memory: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO $119.99
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $42.99
Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support $28.63
Audio: On-Board
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $85.58
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $119.99
Display: ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail $180.99
Speakers: ONKYO HT-S3200 5.1-Channel Home Theater System $299.99
Operating System Windows 7 $100.00
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM $9.99
Wires $10.00


Sorry i took this data from an excel spreadsheet i had it on:(
As you can see i am already over budget and this does not even include shipping or things i may be forgeting i would like to keep the items i have listed but may not need to get as high quality on some of the items I have some computer knowledge but doubt i have as much as most of you. however I am a good reader of instructions and like to study up on things before i do them and would like to try any overclocking i can do to up the speed and maybe get lesser products. Hope this makes sense....Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Eric
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  1. For gaming the high fidelity speakers are a waste. Save the money and get a decent headset for far less. Plus you wont have roommates/neighbors "politely asking" you to turn the noise down.

    That motherboard might be overkill. You should be able to get a good AM3 motherboard for $130ish, or down to $90ish if you dont care about crossfiring graphics cards in the future.
  2. don't buy the speakers, buy a 5970 instead. Also what do u mean wires, 10$? Also you should consider obtaining a operating system at a lower price, i hate paying lot's of cash for OS's.
  3. Thanks for the advice! What mobo do you suggest.... (the wire was for the fiber optic wire for the hts but due to your advice ill drop that)
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