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April 26, 2010 9:53:12 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sooner the Better BUDGET RANGE: 0-$1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Online Gaming (MMORPGs and CoD), Multimedia (Streaming and Watching Videos in HD)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Prefer Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD & Radeon (Would like AMD Phenom II X4 955 and Radeon 5870, don't need though if not required for what I am looking to do)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The lower the price the better. Need OS. Mainly to play WoW, CoD, FFXI and to stream movies.

More about : 1000 gaming rig

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April 26, 2010 9:57:03 AM

demowiz said:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sooner the Better BUDGET RANGE: 0-$1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Online Gaming (MMORPGs and CoD), Multimedia (Streaming and Watching Videos in HD)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Prefer Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD & Radeon (Would like AMD Phenom II X4 955 and Radeon 5870, don't need though if not required for what I am looking to do)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The lower the price the better. Need OS. Mainly to play WoW, CoD, FFXI and to stream movies.


Hey!

To be honest you dont need a 5870 to play WoW, I see that CoD is on there, which CoD.

Im sure I can throw together a nice AMD build real quick with a 1000 dollar budget
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April 26, 2010 10:09:41 AM

CoD MW and MW2
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a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2010 10:11:17 AM

Alright, right now Im at 1100 dollars on a premo build with a 955 and a 5850.

Thats 100 bucks over your budget. Im going to start trimming it up
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a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2010 10:12:44 AM

The 100 bucks from Windows 7 is what put us over, are you a student by any chance?
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April 26, 2010 10:19:21 AM

No im military, not sure if there are places that do discounts for us, lol.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2010 10:21:39 AM

What branch? Have you done ANY schooling? Im in the Air Force and took 1 class with Park University, and it gave me a .edu account and I got Win7 for like 30 bucks
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April 26, 2010 10:26:01 AM

Army, when I was in the Navy I took a class with Kaplan but that was like 8yrs ago. Don't have a .edu email addy.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2010 10:32:26 AM

Wow that image doesnt really magnify very well. Maybe try Cntrl + + to increase the browser magnification
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April 26, 2010 10:35:45 AM

Ahh tells me the wishlist is empty.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2010 10:37:29 AM


It's kinda messy, and if you want I can provide links to all the parts.
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April 26, 2010 10:57:47 AM

Ok would this work?

Mobo - MSI 790X-G45 AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video - ASUS EAH5850 DirectCU TOP/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - NZXT Apollo ORANGE NP Orange SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2010 11:06:44 AM

Well it all looks good. Obviously we ran out of money for an aftermarket HSF.

If you look at that case, it only has 2x120mm fan. 1 intake, 1 exhaust.

I believe at stock levels you'll be able to function very well. But if you have any interest in OCing on air, you're going to top out very quickly on temperature.

Thats why most of us recommend Cooler Master/Antec cases, they have the best airflow for your money. Lian Li usually has better but at a much higher cost.

Like I said tho, that case is fine. I read every 3 egg and below review and all they had to say was the case color didnt match the picture (More of a copper, or muddy orange look)
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a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2010 11:07:35 AM

My guess is that case took you closer to 1000, so I can definitely say that all your internals are good, and the case is the builder/buyers personal preference.

So feel confident on buying with these specs, and enjoy!


Oh 1 more thing, are you planning on taking this build to the desert at all?
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April 26, 2010 11:10:50 AM

Ohh no no, strictly stateside. Going to Texas for next duty station, but we'll have AC. I was looking for a burnt orange color, i'm a Long Horns fan, lol. I could go with a different case and maybe add a fan or two, this build gets me to $1002 with shipping.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2010 11:14:18 AM

Just remember, that 5850 is kinda big. The best thing to do, is pick out like 7 cases you like, then only read the negative reviews.

The negative reviews tell you MUCH more than the positive. Such as airflow, color and motherboard mounting, and especially what cards had trouble fitting.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2010 11:15:19 AM

I have owned a Raidmax case, and I strongly recommend against it. Now I own an Antec and love it. Unfortunately thats all the experience I can share with you :) 
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April 26, 2010 11:17:12 AM

Ok well I don't mind getting the Antec, i'll take a look at them. I forgot the HDD, lol.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2010 11:24:43 AM

You can also loo at the Antec 900. It's an earlier version of what I linked.

But it doesn't have some VERY nice extras that the 902 has. Such as filters over the intake fans to prevent dust from entering. There is a space behind the motherboard for routing wires to increase airflow as well.

If these 2 things dont seem worth the price difference to you, look at an Antec 900 Case.
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April 26, 2010 11:38:40 AM

Ok going with the Antec 902. Brings the price upto $1092 w/ shipping, but thats ok I just won't figure in the OS. I told my wife I was building a computer when I go home on leave. I'll "just have "Ohh yeah needed an OS." I appreciate your help.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2010 11:39:01 AM

"Roomy inside for a mid tower - no problem getting a 285GTX installed."

Sounds good for you.
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April 26, 2010 11:41:57 AM

AWESOME! You will REALLY enjoy the 902, trust me. 1 recommendation from someone that owns a 1200 case

There are 4 screws per side of each removable HDD cage(meaning 4 on left, 4 on right)

Take out the 4 HDD thumb screws on the NON-WINDOW side. The 4 on the window side will keep the HDD cage secure. As you will be routing wires behind the motherboard tray, you really dont ever want to open up that non-windowed side again.

But you WILL need to remove the HDD cages about 2 inches forward every so often to clean your screens.

So if you only have the 4 thumb screws on the WINDOW side holding each HDD tray, it makes it alot easier to move them in and out.

If this doesnt make any sense, bookmark this page, then when you get your case and can see it, reference this again and it will make sense. Enjoy your build!
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April 26, 2010 11:50:33 AM

Mobo - MSI 790X-G45 AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813130249

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103674

Video - GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231277

PSU - Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817371015

Optical - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204

HDD - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116754

Case - Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total - $1048 with Shipping and Handling (I can handle this)

This is the same build you offered. I just went through and looked for free shipping and discount. Didn't find many but still price isn't bad.

Thanks again.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2010 11:55:18 AM

No problem bud, enjoy your new build! I'm jealous, I love building new computers!
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April 26, 2010 2:41:59 PM

Best answer selected by Demowiz.
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April 26, 2010 4:19:40 PM

Ok knocked off $41 making it $1007 with S&H. All I did was bundle the CPU with the Mobo and the PSU with the GPU. They also throw in CoD MW2 Coupon.
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