Solved 1200-1500 Dollar build for friend Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: May 18, 2010 12:38 PM in Systems Share cmcghee358 May 15, 2010 11:40:40 AM My friend was scoping out my build and has asked me to do one for him. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 month BUDGET RANGE:1200-1500 no rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:WoW; other games(vague, sorry) PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard mouse monitor speakers PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com PARTS PREFERENCES: doing an AMD build as it's just for gaming and web surfing. He perfers Corsair stuff. OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe (future) MONITOR RESOLUTION:27" 1920x1200 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The guy is most interested in having a good gaming build for about 2-3 years. CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9A G (think Im going to try and break him of Corsair on this item) PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply OS Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB Media Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Gfx Card: XFX 5870 DVD: Sony DVD Drive Case: HAF 922 considering 932, up to friend OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit HSF: Corsair H50 He asked for this, he likes it in my build (no gonna lie, I gush about my H50... no pun intended) Anyone know if the HAFs have built in Fan controller knobs like the Antec stuffs? If not, I need to find a red-ish themed Fan Controller for him. This all totals to 1,432.00 Opinions? More about : 1200 1500 dollar build friend Best solution jbakerlent May 15, 2010 12:03:09 PM Share Looks very nice. And yes some lower latency RAM would be even better . I don't believe the HAFs have adjustable fans like Antec's Tri-Cool ones. cmcghee358 May 15, 2010 12:07:21 PM Hmm I might flash it up with a fan controller. I'm reluctant to because it complicates wire management significantly with probe/power wires. Related resources $ 1200-1500 new build - Forum 1200-1500 gaming build Help Appreciated - Forum Final Check 1200-1500 SWTOR/GW2/Gaming Build - Forum Advice on editing/video gaming comp, 1st build $ 1,200-1,500 - Forum [New Build ][REVISED] $ 1200-1500 for Photoshop and highend gaming. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cmcghee358 May 15, 2010 12:33:43 PM Changed to OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 and to ensure he can Xfire 5870s later on I upgraded his PSU to 850W. 850W Corsair Non Modular cmcghee358 May 16, 2010 6:17:47 PM Ok cleaned up my friends build some: Case: HAF 922 100 PSU: Corsair 850W PSU 130 CPU: 955 C3 Step 160 HSF: Corsair H50 80 RAM: OCZ 4 GB 1600 Cas 7 120 OS Drive Spinpoint F3 500 GB 55 Media Drive: Spinpoint F3 1 TB 90 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA790XTA-UD4 USB 3.0/6 GBs SATA 3 125 Gfx: XFX 5870 430 DVD: Sony DVD 22 OS: Windows 7 64 bit 100 Extras: Cable sleeving: Black Cable Sleeve 10 Lighting: 12" Red Cathode 5 Storage: 5.25" Bay Storage Bin 10 Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry 2 37 Total price: 1475.00 Any other inputs before I present this to my friend as a suggested build? cmcghee358 May 18, 2010 12:37:33 PM Without further input from the community I guess I'll mark this as solved. cmcghee358 May 18, 2010 12:38:49 PM Best answer selected by cmcghee358. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHow To Ask For Build Advice ForumHomebuilt PC Buying Guide ForumNeed advice on 1200-1500 build . Forum1200-1500 dollar gaming pc build Forum$ 1200-1500 Gaming PC ForumFirst time gaming build / 1200-1500 $/ need advice ForumAdvice - New Gaming Build $ 1200-$1500 Forum1200-1500 Gaming Desktop ForumNeed Advices on Parts: Gaming PC 1200-1500 $ Forum$600 dollar build for a friend Forum$ 1200-$1500 i5 2500k gaming rig; Advice please ForumNew gaming PC - 1200-1500 CANADIAN ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC ForumFirst Time Build $1200 - $1500 ForumParts to build a i5-750 pc More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !