A Good $1000 Gaming Build?

Alright, so I am planning to build this pretty soon(hopefully, within the next month). My parents had told me that if I sell my xbox, which they are tired of because I swear a good bit, and I have my headsets pretty loud, making me talk loud, I can then build my 1st PC. I have had many experiences already, upgrading my PoS HP desktop I have now, but I haven't built a whole thing yet. Here's my plan.

Case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

Optical Drive:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

CPU & Mobo COMBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.335037

Video Card:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131184&cm_re=Radeon_hd_5850-_-14-131-184-_-Product

Hard Drive & PSU COMBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.328605

The video card and the hard drive/PSU combo are my 2 worries.

The Radeon HD 5850 is being sold out day by day, and i'll probably get the cheapest solution at the time I plan to buy everything. THe CPU and mobo, I was actually planning to buy both of those, I just happened to see both of them in a combo haha. The hard drive and PSU, the longer I take, the combo deal will probably disappear(I think), so I'll probably rethink it at the time I'm buying it.

So here's my plan, and with shipping and tax, it ends up being $1046 or so, right around $1000 after rebates. Then, i'll be working this summer, and i'm planning on buying a widescreen monitor(I'm on a 17" 1280x1024 atm).

So if there are better solutions for this, let me know.
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  1. Two changes...

    Case & PSU Combo... Antec 300 Illusion and Antec EA650 650W PSU - $124.98
    Hard Drive... Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB - $54.99

    Both of these are improvements over your current listings... IMO! The Seagate 7200.12 is much faster than the WD 500GB Blue, since it is based on a single 500GB platter. The Antec EA650 is a better PSU than the OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP.
  2. get this build, it will be just as good and you can get the monitor now

    AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Heka 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor Model HDZ720WFK3DGI - OEM
    Item #: N82E16819103652 -$104.99

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835103065 -$29.99

    OCZ Gold Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G10664GK - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820227346 -$84.99

    POWERCOLOR AX5850 1GBD5-MDHG Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814131184 -$299.99

    ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813131603 -$84.99

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148395 -$54.99

    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827118030 -$23.99

    Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817371015
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811129066 -$124.98

    Hanns·G HH-241HPB Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
    Item #: N82E16824254044 - $169.99

    Total-$978.90 w/out shipping+tax (enter your zip in newegg and there are $10 in rebates)
  3. dan4patriots said:
    get this build, it will be just as good and you can get the monitor now

    AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Heka 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor Model HDZ720WFK3DGI - OEM
    Item #: N82E16819103652 -$104.99

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835103065 -$29.99

    OCZ Gold Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G10664GK - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820227346 -$84.99

    POWERCOLOR AX5850 1GBD5-MDHG Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814131184 -$299.99

    ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813131603 -$84.99

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148395 -$54.99

    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827118030 -$23.99

    Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817371015
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811129066 -$124.98

    Hanns·G HH-241HPB Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
    Item #: N82E16824254044 - $169.99

    Total-$978.90 w/out shipping+tax (enter your zip in newegg and there are $10 in rebates)


    I'll think about it. The RAM is worse, and I would only buy the tri-core if there is a good chance of me unlocking that 4th core. The monitor is not my first priority right now, and I can wait a few months, as I won't be "seriously" gaming until i'm out of school, which is summer, when i'm making money. Heck, if I haven't built a PC by summer, I should have enough money for me to buy a BE quad core.
  4. ok then here is a revised build

    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827118030 -$23.99

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119197 -$109.98

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148395 -$54.99

    GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128419 -$94.99

    POWERCOLOR AX5850 1GBD5-MDHG Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814131184 -$299.99

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817341017 -$74.99

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL -$104.99

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835103065 -$29.99

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819103808 -$159.99

    Total- $953.90 w/out shipping+tax ($55 in rebates)

    Total after rebates- $898.90
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