I need advise on my first build. $1000 budget PC


BUDGET RANGE: around $1000

SYSTEM USAGE: Gaming, Music Production, Photoshop,

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, mice, keyboard



OVERCLOCKING: In the future
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: In the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600 x 900 for a 20 inch might go smaller to a 19 inch

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I need a second opinion on the system build.

Things I need help with.
RAM: There are two on the list not sure which one I should get?
CPU: Are they both the same?
Graphics Card: I need one that has the most bang for the buck. I might drop the one on the list if its over 1000.
Power Supply: Do you think I should go with the 700W? I plan to overclock and upgrade in the future or is it to much?

If you can help me out I appreciate it.
7 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about advise build 1000 budget
  1. Some changes...

    CPU + Mobox4 955 + Gigabyte 890GX

    RAM - With newer heatsinks

    Graphics card - IMO HD 5770 is better suited for your needs...It is powerful enough for that resolution...

    HDD - IMO spend a little more and get the Samsung F3 1TB
    Faster, bigger and more efficient...

    DVD + PSU -
  2. Best answer
    1. No reason to CF/SLI on a 1600 x 900 20 Incher :P
    2. Best not to compromise on GPU for gaming rig
    3. Possible config for consideration
  3. ^ The 940 is an AM2+(inbuilt DDR2 memory controller and not DDR3) CPU so it wont fit in AM3 boards...
  4. TS needs an OS and LCD in as well
  5. i tried... :P in all honesty after i posted i thought

    +1 batchka

    the only other thing i can say is wait till after the 26th then see if the 5xxx series falls in price, then buy one of those instead.
  6. Best answer selected by samplecraze.
  7. Thanks for the replys I did some changes.
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Systems Product