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$1000 gaming built

this is my first built so I hope it works, I have done my research for quite some time and here is what I got

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 month or less

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching movies and some design programs

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS,dvd drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:www.newegg.com only for refrence so no need for helping me with combos cuz I wont be buying from itCOUNTRY OF ORIGIN: EGYPT

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD/ATI and OCZ for PSU due to limited selection of PSUs in my country for some reason

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 now, later 1920x1080 when I finally upgrade my 19"

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:as I said before, for some reason every mall I looked in my country hates every good brand PSU and has only a few selection of OCZ brands, other than that every other parts is there even the new GTX 480 :)

here is my build

CPU: AMD Phenom™ II X4 965 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727&cm_re=AMD_Phenom%u2122_II_X4_965_3.4GHz-_-19-103-727-_-Product]

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128416&cm_re=GIGABYTE_GA-790XTA-UD4_AM3_AMD_790X_SATA_6Gb%2fs_USB-_-13-128-416-_-Product]

RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227478]

GRAPHICS CARD: SAPPHIRE 100282-3SR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102884&cm_re=SAPPHIRE_HD5850_RADEON_1GB_DDR5-_-14-102-884-_-Product]

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433&cm_re=Seagate_Barracuda_7200-_-22-148-433-_-Product]

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=HYPER_212-_-35-103-065-_-Product]

CASE: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196&cm_re=CASE_STORM_SCOUT-_-11-119-196-_-Product]

PSU: this one I am stuck at, I am planning on crossfire later on so I need the power so I am stuck between this two(due to limited PSU collection in my country) http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/power_management/ocz_fatal1ty_series_power_supply_700w and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017&cm_re=OCZ-_-17-341-017-_-Product, I want to get the fatality but it only has 2 PCI-E connectors and I need 4 for crossfire, is there any solution to that

total current cost:$999.92(wow I am accurate lol)

thats about it, I need some help lowering the cost abit if possible without sacrificing performance and balancing it, thanks any advice appreciated
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  1. Best answer
    You could go with a AMD 955 and a CM-690 case to lower the price, i would think about DDR3 1600 ram if you plan to OC

    Also look into a 750W PSU if you are going to xfire and OC latter on the 700W might be fine but i myself like some head room.

    What are all your PSU choices, just thos 2 ?
  2. Very nice set up. I agree with niklas_13 and look into at least 750 watt psu's.
  3. Niklas_13 said:
    You could go with a AMD 955 and a CM-690 case to lower the price, i would think about DDR3 1600 ram if you plan to OC

    Also look into a 750W PSU if you are going to xfire and OC latter on the 700W might be fine but i myself like some head room.

    What are all your PSU choices, just thos 2 ?


    yeah I think I am gonna go with 1600 ram but for the PSU, well I just checked back I found a weird PSU I never heard about called PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750W powersupply is that any good? ,

    as for processor I will keep with 965 there is really little diffrence between them in prices here, about equivalent of $15

    what do you think of the mobo though?
  4. ppl need advice on the power supply and motherboard, this is not exactly the perfect build
  5. If you can find it on sale the Corsair HX 750 is worth every penny it can actually deliver over 900w and is 90% efficient.
    Narrow your mobo search to an Asus or Gigabyte you won't be dissappointed with either brand.
    +1 for niklas's CM 690II basic recommendation a personal favourite case for the price.
    PC Power and Cooling is now part of OZC.
  6. The PC Power and Cooling will be fine, as for mobos the one you have is a grate mobo or look into a newer one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128435
  7. Best answer selected by smile9999.
  8. Niklas_13 said:
    The PC Power and Cooling will be fine, as for mobos the one you have is a grate mobo or look into a newer one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128435


    thanks for the info, I will go with pc power and cooling, as for the mobo, I just came by this mobo which I loved http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128415&cm_re=GIGABYTE_GA-790FXTA-UD5-_-13-128-415-_-Product , the good thing about it is it supports crossfire both lanes on x16 not both would x8 and x8 and also it doesnt have integrated graphics cards which I hate lol , thanks alot I chose your answer best answer
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