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New $1000-1100 Gaming Rig

Greetings all, while I posted a couple months back asking for build advice, finances became tight and I had to wait. I am now ready to buy and build, so I am looking for your great advice once again. On to the info...

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week.

RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) $1000-1100

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: MMO gaming is my primary type of gaming, but I would like to play some of the games my PS3 can't i.e. Left 4 Dead, Mass Effect2, etc...

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I'm not reusing any part except for the keyboard and mouse.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: None really, just looking for the best bang for the buck.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes I would like to overclock a little
SLI: I have no real interest in running SLI or crossfire

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I am buying a new monitor with this build. The one I found for a resonable price was 1600X900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I don't need a case with a window or any flashy looks. My computer is setup in a living room, so I would like to keep it as quiet as possible.

What I am considering so far:
Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254046
Hanns·G HH201HPB Black 20" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226103
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

Case/power supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.349079
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103846
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Callisto 3.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3

GPU:
XFX HD-585A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) XXX Edition 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150455

HD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

Heatsink:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

Motherboard/OS combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.333259
ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

Total: $1,106.89 this includes shipping

Thanks for reading my thread, and I look forward to your advice!
10 answers Last reply Best Answer
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  1. anyone have any suggestions?
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  3. I would look at this G.SKILL for additional savings at similar timings... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    Also, pickup the combo for your CPU & GPU for a $30 savings... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.346152
  4. On a lot of the 1600 RAM I am seeing designed for i5 and i7. Will I see trouble if I am using an AMD chip? Should I just go with 1333?
  5. They will work just fine on AMD boards.

    The comments on i5 / i7 is to note the RAM voltage is equal to or less than 1.65V, which is the requirement of the Intel chips.
  6. Best answer
    Thanks for the previous replies. This is the system I have in my newegg cart ready to click buy. I just wanted to run it by you all before I did.

    Note: my wife clamped down on the budget, so I had to get as close to $1k as I could.

    Also, went with the WD HD because the spinpoints are out of stock.

    Let me know what you think.

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
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    ASUS VH202T-P Glossy black 20" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1
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    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

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    Combo for these two:
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    XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

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    Combo again:
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    ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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    combo with win 7.

    subtotal: 960.89
    Thanks again for the help.
  7. For gaming this would blow the above out of the water.

  8. I was really trying to fit either a 5830 or 5850 into my budget, but I need win7. Most of my gaming is MMO in nature, so I'm hoping the 5770 will do. I guess the question is does the 5850 supply enough of an increase in performance to justify the wife aggro for a couple days.
  9. 5850 gets about 30+ fps over the 5770.
  10. Best answer selected by r_manic.
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