$1000 Gaming build? Tags: New Build Systems Last response: May 14, 2010 2:13 AM in Systems Share Yadumadoda May 14, 2010 1:59:07 AM How does this look? CPU: X3 440 $75 Mobo/GPU: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 and HD 5850 $415 RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $120 HDD: Spinpoint F3 500GB Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion and Earthwatts 650W $120 Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $19 OS: Windows 7 Home 64-bit $100 Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ $27 Total: $930 My next big upgrade: Upgrading the CPU, then later on, I will be probably crossfiring the 5850, so the PSU also. But this is a span of about 3 years. I've been thinking about this for about 2-3 weeks now. I've been trying to decide whether to go Rana X3 440/5850 or Phenom II X4 955/5770. And I think i'm going to go with the Rana/5850. Opinions? More about : 1000 gaming build jbakerlent May 14, 2010 2:02:21 AM Welcome to the forum. That build looks very, very nice. I assume you are using it for gaming... m 0 l Wired2k May 14, 2010 2:06:02 AM Looks good to me. You'll get more out of the X3 with a better video card than with the 955/5770 combo, good call m 0 l Related resources build for gaming pc (1000-1400$) - Forum Looking for a 1000-1200$ gaming pc build. - Forum Need a gaming pc build for 1000-1200, can anyone help? - Forum Is this a good $950-$1000 gaming PC build? (Includes OS,SSD,Mouse,Keyboard,Monitor,and Headset) - Forum Best $1000 Gaming PC Build 2014 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Yadumadoda May 14, 2010 2:09:40 AM Also, is it possible for me to unlock the X3 into a X4? If so, whats the probability of it happening? m 0 l jbakerlent May 14, 2010 2:12:39 AM Yes, it is possible, but there isn't really a percentage we can give you, unfortunately. m 0 l Yadumadoda May 14, 2010 2:13:18 AM Ok, is unlocking L3 cache a possibility? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking to build a gaming PC for around $800-$1000 Forum SolvedGaming PC for $1000-1200 to build Forum SolvedGaming PC Build for $1000 Forum Solved~$1,000 Gaming PC Build Forum SolvedBuild me a 1000$ gaming PC please! Forum Solved~$1000 Gaming PC Build Forum SolvedBest Nvidia/Intel gaming build for 900-1000$ max Forum Solved$1000 gaming pc build Forum Solved1000 dollar gaming pc build Forum Solved$1000 Gaming PC build for Counter Strike Global Offensive Forum Solved$800-$1000 Gaming Build Forum Solved$700-$1000 Gaming Desktop Build 2014 Forum SolvedGaming PC Build 800-1000$ Forum SolvedMy Gaming/editing build ($1000 max) Forum Solved$900-1000 AUD ATX Gaming Build Requested Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !