$1000 budget gaming pc.

next month i will have $1000 for a gaming pc.

i want to use a PC for gaming,watching movies.

preferred website: neweggs.

motherboard brand preferred:asus, gigabyte,

i have a usb keyboard, mouse, and a empty case, coolermaster HAF922



video card brand:ATI

processor brand:AMD phenom

i would like my PC to be little quiet,too

i don't know about my monitor RESOLUTION...i think 1440x900 but i willl get a new montior in future for 1900x1080
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  1. CPU: X4 955 $160
    Mobo/GPU: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 and HD 5870 $485 after rebate
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $90 ($70 with promo code)
    PSU: Corsair 750W $90 after rebate
    Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $20
    HSF (if OC): Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus (usually $30, but the price is very high right now)

    Total: $985 ($965 w/ promo code)
  2. why not getting a 5770 instead 5870? that way i can get win 7. i like to reduce price. i guess.
  3. A 5770 wouldn't be good for gaming at 1080p. Do you need the OS in the budget? If so, make these changes:

    Mobo/GPU: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 and HD 5850 $400 after rebate
    OS: Windows 7 Home 64-bit OEM $100

    Total: $978 (w/ $28 Hyper 212)
  4. 5770 performs much worse than a 5870.

    But if you need to save $100 to buy an OS, just drop down to a 5850.

    edit: grr beat again by 2 secs!!
  5. A 5870 is way better than a 5770. You would at least want a 5850 for gaming.
  6. LOL
  7. ok is samsung hdd any good?
  8. The samsung spinpoint F3 is the best mainstream HD to buy ATM in terms of performance/price.
  9. It's the second fastest standard HDD out there. The fastest is $110 and the difference is barely noticeable, even in benchmarks.
  10. really? i didnt know that. where i can get benchmarks for my new pc build?

    grand total is $1,021.58 included shipping fee. not bad.
  11. also. do i need warranty? it over budget? if not then i dont have to worry?
  12. Google them. Or check the charts.

    You're likely not going to be able to get benchmarks for your exact PC as each part is typically benchmarked separately with higher end parts to reduce bottlenecks. Also, some benchmarks are only obtained artificially, like the gaming benchmarks for the CPU.

    In general terms, the X4/5870 build would be able to play Crysis with max details at 1920x1080 with little trouble. The x4/5850 build would need a little lower details for Crysis at that resolution, but wouldn't have a problem with any other game out there.

    You get a warranty on each individual part already.
  13. okay. thank you very much for helping me with this list. i'm happy :) i got a last question about hyper plus heatsink shall i use tradition method to apply thermal compound or different method for heatpipe touch direct?
  14. I've heard that putting a line between the heat pipes is the best way, but if the directions say something different, I'd follow them.
  15. ok do i need a arctic silver 5? i heard it really good.
  16. No. The Hyper comes with thermal compound. The aftermarket stuff generally only lowers temps a few degrees, which isn't useful unless you're trying for a mammoth overclock.
  17. oh i see. allright.
  18. i noticed the ram, you put here link. would it work with this mobo?
  19. would it work gskill rams with gigabyte 790x??
  20. Yes. You may need to set the specs manually in BIOS, but you should do that anyway.
  21. okay. i will try it. it's my first time for manual on ram.
  22. i bought corsair h50, corsair 750tx, spinpoint f3, and a dvd drive, and window 7 home premium os cd... i havent ordered the mobo,ram and video card cuz it went expired :(
    so.. it's still not solved lol
    now right now i have $688...shall i order 890fx? anyone had a opinion about this? i tested psu it stable. no problem with it :)
  23. and cpu,too lol
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