$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 $1000 gaming pc build - Forum need help for a 1000-1200 gaming pc build with wifi built in - Forum Best Desktop gaming PC build for $850 to $1000 - Forum Gaming build, $1000-$1200 budget - Forum Help me to build a a gaming computer that is below 1000$ - 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 SolvedIs this a good $1000 dollar build for gaming, video editing, and photoshop? Forum SolvedFirst Build for Gaming PC under $1000 Forum Solved£800 - $1300 - 1000 euro 1st time gaming pc build any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Forum SolvedFull Gaming PC Build Under $1000 Forum Solved$1000-1300 NZD Gaming PC Build Forum Solved2014 Gaming PC Build for ~$1000? Forum SolvedGaming pc 1000$ Build Forum SolvedPC Build For Editing/Rendering, Design Work And Gaming £1000 Forum SolvedHelp me build a decent gaming PC for ~1000$ Forum Solvedbuild for gaming pc (1000-1400$) Forum SolvedLooking for a 1000-1200$ gaming pc build. Forum SolvedNeed a gaming pc build for 1000-1200, can anyone help? Forum SolvedIs this a good $950-$1000 gaming PC build? (Includes OS,SSD,Mouse,Keyboard,Monitor,and Headset) Forum SolvedBest $1000 Gaming PC Build 2014 Forum SolvedLooking to build a gaming PC for around $800-$1000 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !