What about this build?

BUDGET RANGE: 1000 Before
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, multi tasking while gaming, graphics editing, general internet stuff

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS, CD/DVD-RW

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or Tigerdirect, maybe others



ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is for a friend. Her computer crashed because of a power surge that fried both the surge protector and comp. STupid thing that reulated the voltage coming from the power transformer was messed up. So were getting power surges of 225 on a 110 breaker, and drops down to 25 at times. Going to test the HD to see if it is still good at least but assuming it is not. Anyways she is looking for something that is better then what she had. She wants to be able to game on WoW and be able to have at least medium quality on graphics setting. PReferably better but not required. Since she does other things while WoW is open at times she wants something that can handle it. This is her previous build. Also she seems pretty intent on getting this cpu but may be able to be persuaded into something different.

Intel Core2 Quad Q6660
3 GB Ram
320 GB ATA HD 7200 RMP
ATI Radeon H 2400 Pro
This is what she sent me to get opinions on. ALso wanted to know how much better this would be compared to her old comp.

Case -
Mobo -

CPU she is talking about OC it to about 3.4



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  1. links broken.budget $1000?
  2. I'm sorry, but that is a very poor build. All those parts are at least a generation old. You can do MUCH better with a $1,000 budget.

    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $119.98 (Case + PSU combo)

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

    GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $284.98 (CPU + motherboard combo)

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM $109.99

    XFX HD-585X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity $289.99

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $54.99

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler $25.00

    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM $21.99

    Total - $906.92
  3. ^ nice build if your spare some 150 bucks more. get a 890fx mobo
  4. Best answer
    Here's an alternative 5870 build. Also upgraded the case and PSU to one ready for a second 5870 to be dropping in.

    Full Build
    Optical LG $20

    Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 $110

    HAF 922 and 7200.12 $120

    5870 and GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 $475 w/ $15 MIR

    Phenom II x4 955 and Cm Hyper 212 Plus $175

    Corsair 750tx $110 w/ $20 MIR

    Total: $1010 before $35 MIR and shipping
  5. The 5870 and upgraded PSU are wasted on this system. Did you see the resolution her monitor runs at? Even the 5850 is plenty for that resolution. He also said she wasn't interested in Crossfire. An 890FX is a waste for the same reason.
  6. Thanks guys, I am cluessless in this so cant help her myself :)
  7. Well, whatever you do you need to talk her out of using hardware from two years ago. :) The LGA 775 socket and DDR2 have been put out to pasture and their prices haven't come down. I hope you can talk her into the AMD build. If she's dead set on Intel for some reason then you could swap out the CPU + motherboard for this one: $374.98 (Intel Core i5-750 + ASUS P7P55D-E Pro combo)
  8. shortstuff_mt said:
    The 5870 and upgraded PSU are wasted on this system. Did you see the resolution her monitor runs at? Even the 5850 is plenty for that resolution. He also said she wasn't interested in Crossfire. An 890FX is a waste for the same reason.

    Which is why I said alternate build, not better :D

    Your is fine for her needs and saves some money. Mine just takes the $1,000 budget and get's the max performance/features outta the money.
  9. You said she doesn't need an OS. What OS are you planning on using on this system? It would be a shame to use anything other than 64-bit Windows 7 on a new system. My build leaves enough room in the budget for the OS.

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $99.99
  10. Thanks guys, she decided to go with banthracis's answer. - Edited to add she already has the OS, and says it is windows 7 home premium 64 bit
  11. Best answer selected by laliga.
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