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Decent System Under $1000

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March 9, 2010 7:38:12 PM

Just looking to build a decent system under $1000
im a gamer but im not looking to max everything out all the time, just good graphics

Here's my (proposed) system build:

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard---94.99

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX----- $160.99

Memory: 2x G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ----- $209 $104 each

Video Card: EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card---- $134.99

Power Suppl: Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE--- $109.95

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive----$74.99

Case: Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan----- $49.99

CD/DVD Drive: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B----- $25.99

Monitor, Keyboard, and mouse arent a problem as I already have them.

So any comments on the build would be greatly appreciated!

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March 9, 2010 7:43:13 PM

A much, much better gaming build.

CPU/Mobo: X4 955 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $265 after rebate
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
Case: HAF 922 $90
GPU: HD 5850 $300
PSU: Corsair 750W 80+ $100 after rebate
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $25
HSF (only if overclocking): Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $35

Total: $985

And for the explanation

HDD: This is a much faster drive. It uses 500 GB platters, so the data density is higher and can be written/read faster.
Case: This is the best gaming case out there. Or at least one of the best.
GPU: nVidia is dead until Fermi comes out. Avoid them like the plague. You also want a much more powerful card than that for any gaming.
PSU: Higher quality for a little less.
RAM: These sticks are much, much faster. They're also better for overclocking. You also don't need 8 GB of RAM unless you're a heavy, heavy encoder.
Mobo: This one has USB 3/SATA III and Crossfire.
HSF: This is easily one of the best coolers out there. It's also one of the cheaper ones.
March 9, 2010 8:10:33 PM

damn thanks man...

yea like im a gamer(ME2, WOW, and others) but im not the kind of person thats gonna complain if i cant use the ultra max mega settings.

and it also seems that for this build i wont have to "upgrade" it for a longgggg time cause its got a bit of "future proof" ness to it

thanks man
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March 9, 2010 8:10:56 PM

Best answer selected by Argentus.
March 9, 2010 10:03:00 PM

Instead of the 212 I think that the sunbeam CR-CCTF will be better, as its a little better performer than the 212+ and its also cheaper
is 40 bucks minus $15.00 in MIR thats $25, and the 212 comes out to $42.55 after the $7.56 charge of shipping is included.

thats it, the rest seem like a great build, good work MadAdmiral
March 9, 2010 10:39:46 PM

Except that the Hyper 212 is better. Also, the Hyper is usually only $30, it's price is just high this week.