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$1000 Gaming PC

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May 1, 2010 6:06:14 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: By the end of May:

Budget: $1000, after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Internet, Movies


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, Possibly Power supply (model is below)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: None Really, though I am leaning towards a Phenom II

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $59.99

GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - $119.99

XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity -$309.99

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor -$183.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memoryre - $109.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM - $ 74.99

LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - $23.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM - $99.99

Total - $982.92 (before shipping)(Also before tax, since I live in New Jersey

Ok, so these are the parts I have chosen for building this. I am not sure if I need a new power supply or not for this particular build, right now I am using
Rosewill Green Series RG530-2 530W
I am not sure quite how much power I this, but I would be using 2-3 internal HDDs and 1 optical drive.

Are there any comments for this particular build? Is it worth getting a 5850 over a 5830 or 5770? If I do not plan to overclock at all, is the stock cooler and fan good enough for the CPU?

This is my first time attempting to build something myself, so any help I can get would be greatly appreciated :) 

Thanks all.

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May 1, 2010 6:37:39 PM

I'm not familiar with AMD mobos so I can't comment on that but all the rest seems very solid, good job. And If you don't OC the stock cooler will provide ample power but it is quite noisy. And yes it is definetly worth getting a 5850. It's the best value for money out there( the 5770 aswell but with this budget the 5850 is better).
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May 2, 2010 6:52:09 AM

Alright cool. Noise is not too big of an issue . Between a couple of different PSU calculaters I saw, I THINK mine will be just strong enough, but we will see. Worst comes to worse, I have to order a new power supply as well.
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May 2, 2010 7:33:41 AM

yeah I would also keep your current one since you actually hardly ever fully use your system no game or task will use your cpu and gpu at full force. Multitasking of course will. Did you fil in the capacitator aging in the calculator alot of people forget that?
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May 2, 2010 3:36:51 PM

I did not add that option. I suppose I do not really understand the options that it gives me (but I understand the reason). My PSU is not old though. I do rum my cpu almost 24/7, but I also have only had this PSU since last summer (New egg says june 2009) when my old stock psu for this PC died on me.
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May 2, 2010 4:37:49 PM

well it says at the bottom of the page what you should fill in I think its about 20percent for 1+year 24/7 usage.
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May 2, 2010 9:28:39 PM

Alright well when I put in the aging I get 534 watts. Thats right about what mine is at right now. I will keep that in mind and when it is time to buy the parts.

I am guessing I would go for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015&cm_re=EarthWatts-_-17-371-015-_-Product

This is also the same one that Toms hardware used in their $750 build last march. I do not thing that I will need a larger PSU then this.

I will have to think if I want to try my current PSU first or if I just buy this one.
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