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My $1,000 gaming pc

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February 25, 2010 12:21:23 AM

Hey guys, I'm new to computers but have been reading up on how to build computers. Right now I've compiled a list of the parts that I want to build. My main concerns are if all the parts I have chosen are compatible with each other, if overheating will be an issue, and if I forgot any parts that are critical in building a computer. If you guys have any suggestions feel free to citique my build. Also, I won't be needing an OS, monitor or other accessories. Thanks in advance.

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

BFG Tech BFGEGTX260MC896OCE GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3

Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire

ASUS Maximus III GENE LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB


ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

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February 25, 2010 1:04:15 AM

I would make a few changes...

GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB. It is cheaper and will perform equal or better the older GTX 260's, plus give you DX11 support.
HDD: Drop your hard drive down to either the Samsung Spinpoint F3 or Seagate 7200.12 500GB hard drives. Either of these are faster than the WD 640GB Black.
PSU: If you don't plan on running SLI/Crossfire, you can drop down to the Corsair 650TX for additional savings.
February 25, 2010 1:08:12 AM

joe has good advice but i would add to this by saying if it is for gaming go with an amd cpu and up the gpu to a 5870!
March 8, 2010 2:05:33 PM

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