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Custom gaming computer suggestions please

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February 15, 2010 3:12:55 AM

Im using cyberpower pc to get an affordable gaming pc that wont be completely obsolete in a year. The specs are

AZZA Solano 1000 Full-Tower case

AMD Phenom™II X4 955 Black Edition

XtremeGear HP-1216XCPU Cooling Fan

GigaByte MA790FXTA-UD5 AM3 AMD 790FX 3-Way CrossFireX Support Chipset DDR3 ATX w/ 7.1 HD Dobly Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2 x SATA-III RAID, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 1 PCIe X1 & 3 PCI MOBO

4GB (2GBx2)DDR3/1600MHz A data ram

Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium

ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5 16X PCIe Video Card

Corsair 750watt 80+

In the future I plan on buying another 5770 for crossfire. I also have an acer monitor 1600x900. This build is $1152 and I am looking for advice and suggestions on it.

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a b 4 Gaming
February 15, 2010 3:17:12 AM

EDIt: Just noticed the price...

^ How much are you paying for that ?
Have you thought about building your own ?

IMO you can get a far more powerful PC for that price with a better graphics card...If you are interested in building your own...
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February 15, 2010 3:20:45 AM

gkay09 said:
EDIt: Just noticed the price...

^ How much are you paying for that ?
Have you thought about building your own ?

IMO you can get a far more powerful PC for that price with a better graphics card...If you are interested in building your own...



I have thought about this but every time I create this same combination on newegg with shipping it ends up costing more and while I know what and where the components go the wiring would probably drive me insane lol.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 15, 2010 3:25:57 AM

^ Its not tough to assemble a PC...It takes some learning and time to put a PC that is all...You get so many articles in the net, videos in Youtube to guide you through...

As for the parts, let me try...Assuming your budget is ~$1150...
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a b 4 Gaming
February 15, 2010 3:53:14 AM
February 15, 2010 4:04:18 AM

Well... my configuration was including shipping and the limited warranty and no hassle of throwing it together. Also with the items ive selected in total theres $50 of mail in rebates and on top of that the mobo from cp has 3 gen2 pciex16 and usb 3.0. And again through cp im getting a keyboard and mouse.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 15, 2010 4:14:32 AM

^ Well that is the point here...save money by building your own... and you can get USB3.0/ SATA 6GB/s add-on card later on when the tech really takes off...
As for the PCIe slots, 3 ? Why ?
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A single 5850 is nearly as powerful as the 2x HD 5850s2x HD 5770s...and 2x HD 5850s later on would be very powerful...So you would need only say 2x PCIe slots...
And also the i5 750 at stock speeds itself is more powerful than the X4 965 3.4GHz CPU...
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February 15, 2010 12:24:20 PM

Ordering those components from newegg with the shipping and yes I see some are free shipping would put the price around $1080-1090. With cyberpower the price being $1144 minus the $50 of mail in rebates I have pretty much the same price and its prebuilt with a warranty, a keyboard, speakers, and a mouse. I want all the extra slots to be able to crossfire multiple cards in the future. The only things ive read the I5 being better in would be video editing where it outperforms any Phenom II x4. I wont be doing video editing and im sure that amd's next processors will fit on an am3 board. So ill just have to update then. Thank you for your help and suggestions and going through the trouble of searching around newegg but I think ive got a nice set up for the price. My main worry was the cpu cooler and if everything was compatible.
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