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April 14, 2010 5:04:11 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next month or two, Less than 1000 Dollars

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Intensive Games like Crysis, Assassin's Creed 2, etc. Lots of Internet Usage. Some Word Processing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Scrapping old system completely

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: No preference as long as it's reliable.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Core i5/i7 or AMD Phenom, High-end Nvidia or ATI graphics card.

OVERCLOCKING: Probably not, but the ability would be nice.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Only if it's cheaper than a single card

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Just so long as it looks decent

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Most important things are Mobo-CPU-GPU, if nothing else find those.

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April 14, 2010 6:03:26 AM

Dragonflame100 said:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next month or two, Less than 1000 Dollars

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Intensive Games like Crysis, Assassin's Creed 2, etc. Lots of Internet Usage. Some Word Processing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Scrapping old system completely

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: No preference as long as it's reliable.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Core i5/i7 or AMD Phenom, High-end Nvidia or ATI graphics card.

OVERCLOCKING: Probably not, but the ability would be nice.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Only if it's cheaper than a single card

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Just so long as it looks decent

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Most important things are Mobo-CPU-GPU, if nothing else find those.


Pardon the cut and paste, I cant access a photo site at work. This build comes to 1019 before shipping, not including mail in rebates. Also if you need a monitor I would have to adjust most of these components to lower brackets to account for the cost of the monitor.

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April 14, 2010 7:16:44 AM

Dragonflame100 said:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next month or two, Less than 1000 Dollars

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Intensive Games like Crysis, Assassin's Creed 2, etc. Lots of Internet Usage. Some Word Processing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Scrapping old system completely

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: No preference as long as it's reliable.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Core i5/i7 or AMD Phenom, High-end Nvidia or ATI graphics card.

OVERCLOCKING: Probably not, but the ability would be nice.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Only if it's cheaper than a single card

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Just so long as it looks decent

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Most important things are Mobo-CPU-GPU, if nothing else find those.


I think you will likey my system I am gunna build. You can change a few things but its a phenom and a good quality ATI card
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April 14, 2010 9:11:20 AM

cmcghee358's suggestion is a very sensible one. I'd shave off some money by getting a 790 chipset. After all, the 890 platform offers no real benefit and all upcoming AMD CPU's will support the 790 chipset.

Other than that, I can't fault it.
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April 14, 2010 9:19:51 AM

What are you talking about?.... dogman said to go to newegg. and my chipset is 790X not 890
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April 14, 2010 9:22:20 AM

Sorry, mistake. I meant cmcghee358's suggested build.
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April 14, 2010 9:22:38 AM

Eg Lawns said:
What are you talking about?.... dogman said to go to newegg. and my chipset is 790X not 890


He was probably referring to my build, it included a Gigabyte 890XA motherboard.
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April 14, 2010 9:23:41 AM

cmcghee358 said:
He was probably referring to my build, it included a Gigabyte 890XA motherboard.


Yes, I was. I urgently need coffee. Lots of it...
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April 14, 2010 9:23:43 AM

Silmarunya said:
Sorry, mistake. I meant cmcghee358's suggested build.


Well thanks for the good words, and the suggestion of the 790, most of the time my build suggestions get destroyed for no other reason than the destroyer's personal preference!
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April 14, 2010 9:26:12 AM

cmcghee358 said:
Well thanks for the good words, and the suggestion of the 790, most of the time my build suggestions get destroyed for no other reason than the destroyer's personal preference!


Yeah, that happens a lot. Somehow, brand bias and personal preferences seem to matter more than numbers...
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April 15, 2010 3:47:00 AM

Best answer selected by Dragonflame100.
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April 15, 2010 5:13:50 AM

Dragonflame100 said:
As I've been searching about, I found this 1000 dollar build. It's pretty much the same, but how does the core i5 in it compare to the phenom cmcghee358 suggested?
http://www.hardware-revolution.com/hardware-revolutions...
And as soon as I can I'll have finished my own list to see how that is.


I get a server error when trying to access your link.

i5 is a damn fine processor for gaming. The longevity of the build also depends on the socket of the motherboard, from what Ive read. 1156 vs 1336(I think, not an intel guy)
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