$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... 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 Related resources New Gaming /Entertainment Build for 1000 -1500 - Forum A good (under $ 1000 ) gaming pc build ? - Forum First Time Gaming PC Build $ 1000 -$1200 - Forum Gaming PC Build $ 1000 budget - Forum [New Build ] Gaming and Digital art pc $ 1000 -1500 - 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? jbakerlent May 14, 2010 2:12:39 AM Yes, it is possible, but there isn't really a percentage we can give you, unfortunately. Yadumadoda May 14, 2010 2:13:18 AM Ok, is unlocking L3 cache a possibility? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow To Ask For Build Advice ForumHomebuilt PC Buying Guide ForumHow To Ask For Build Advice ForumHomebuilt PC Buying Guide Forum$ 1000 Gaming Build ForumBudget $ 1000 Gaming Build , incl. OS. ForumAdvice needed: ~$ 1000 gaming build ForumNew Build Gaming PC Advice (Budget £ 1000 ) ForumBuild me a gaming rig for around $ 1000 ForumBest build for gaming performance under $ 1000 ? ForumFirst Gaming PC Build Under $ 1000 Forum$ 1000 Gaming PC Build Australia ForumFirst Gaming Build Under 1000 $ Forum$ 1000 gaming build with fx 8350 ForumGaming PC Build $ 1000 -1300 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !