Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

$1000 gaming built

Last response: in Systems
Share
May 31, 2010 8:32:07 PM

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

More about : 1000 gaming built

Best solution

May 31, 2010 10:57:32 PM

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 ?
Share
June 1, 2010 1:42:17 AM

Very nice set up. I agree with niklas_13 and look into at least 750 watt psu's.
m
0
l
Related resources
June 1, 2010 4:26:52 AM

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?

m
0
l
June 1, 2010 10:41:03 AM

ppl need advice on the power supply and motherboard, this is not exactly the perfect build
m
0
l
June 1, 2010 4:00:15 PM

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.
m
0
l
June 1, 2010 5:50:57 PM

Best answer selected by smile9999.
m
0
l
June 1, 2010 6:10:28 PM

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=N82E168...


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
m
0
l
!