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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.

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: newegg.com

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

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

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Here's what I came up with:

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

ASUS P7P55D mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131404

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231275

Western Digital 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136111

Radeon HD 5850 video card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150477

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171037

Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

Grand Total: $1,261.35

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

AMD Phenom II CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103692

ASUS M4A79T Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131363

Cheaper PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

Grand total: $1,251.13

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Best answer
    ^ 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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.369221

    2. Graphics card + RAM
    XFX HD 5850 + GSKillz 4GB DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.361554

    3. HDD - IMO this is faster, cheaper and better - Samsung F3 500GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
    Antec TP 650
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371021

    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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    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
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.376848

    X4 955 + ASUS 890GX - SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.376870
  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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