First Gaming PC Build Need Help

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next 2 weeks BUDGET RANGE:1,100-1200

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing Web, Streaming Moves, etc.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Keyboard, mice, and speakers.


PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD/Intel CPU, ATI/Nvidia, and a full tower case for future improvements.

OVERCLOCKING: maybe SLI/Crossfire: Yes (but one card)


Here's what I came up with:

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz

ASUS P7P55D mobo

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB RAM

Western Digital 500GB

Radeon HD 5850 video card



Grand Total: $1,261.35

Heres the second build pretty much the same but with AMD CPU, mobo, and cheaper psu:


ASUS M4A79T Mobo

Cheaper PSU

Grand total: $1,251.13

Thanks in advance.
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    ^ By 1 card, you mean 1(Current) + 1(Future) = 2 cards in Crossfire or just 1 card and NO crossfire ?
    And I would suggest some changes...

    1. CPU + Mobo - It is costlier but its worth it - USB3.0/ SATA 6GB/s
    i5 750 + ASUS P7P55D-E Pro

    2. Graphics card + RAM
    XFX HD 5850 + GSKillz 4GB DDR3

    3. HDD - IMO this is faster, cheaper and better - Samsung F3 500GB

    4. PSU - Don't get either of those - Both have enough power for 2x HD 5850s but not enough power connectors...Get either of these...
    Corsair 750TX
    Antec TP 650

    5. CASE - Yeah I know you have said you need a full tower, but check out the HAF 932's younger brother - HAF 922
    It is a huge mid-tower case, that can even accommodate HD 5970...So that should give you an idea how big it is...An you also save good money there without sacrificing anything...
    HAF 922
    HAF 922 with GTX 295 - which is a very long card...
  2. AMD Config -
    CPU + Mobo
    X4 965 + ASUS 890GX - SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0

    X4 955 + ASUS 890GX - SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0
  3. Yeah I plan on buying second video card in the near future as for the 922 case it looks like I could fit 2 video cards and at a lower cost! Thanks for the advice gkay09 :D
  4. Best answer selected by peter8600.
  5. Thanks gkay09 for your help, I really appreciated.
  6. ^ GLad I could help...
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