Need help choosing parts for $1000 gaming PC


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Hopefully by the end of this month, however I'm not in any rush.

BUDGET RANGE: $1,000 give or take a hundred.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming is by far the main thing I am building this system for. I surf the web a lot too.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, and the CPU. I recently bought a Intel i7-930 2.8 GHZ processor on sale.



PARTS PREFERENCES: I have already purchased an Intel i7-930 2.8 GHZ processor, so parts must be compatible.
Edit: Not really required, but I was THINKING about going with a Radeon 5850 or better..



ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like this PC to be able play most games at max settings with food frame rates. I would also like to be able to multi-task fairly well to the point where I could game and have a music application running and experience little to no lag. The game I mostly play is WoW.

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  1. Above recommendation is right on the money. Don't forget the HSF.

    Noctua NH-D14

    And for on the cheap, good ol' 212+ (but not from newegg, what are they thinking with $50...)
  2. Alright, this is what I have right now, and yes, the $200 is including the money I spent on the CPU.

    Motherboard / Memory combo : GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 / G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

    PSU / Hard Drive combo : CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W / SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB =

    As for the rest I'm still open to suggestions

    Advice is greatly appriciated!

    Edit: Does the GPU above required 750W?
  3. I was also thinking about this graphic card. Would 650W Corsair PSU be enough for it and the i7 930 OC'd?

    Thoughts and suggestions greatly appriciated.
  4. banthracis said:
    Is the $1,000 including or not including the money spend on CPU?

    If not, grab this MOBO from ASUs $190

    uhh.. i'm either really sleepy or that motherboard isn't compatible with the i7 930
    for an extra $20 bucks you can get the gigabyte ud3r
    which is a good motherboard and for 20 bucks more means instant noodles for a few more meals

    if i am really sleepy then sorry @_@ :pt1cable:

    edit: woap, didnt realize klimkow was the op, um, with $1000 including that CPU ur sorta limited to the 5850
    but thats OK, the 5850 is pretty decent, though for a pure gaming build most people like to spend more on the GPU
    the 650 should be enough for the 5850 and the i7 930, but i don't know about if u overclock one or both of them

    $200 - i7 930
    $300 - mobo and mem (decent deal though it would be nicer for the ram to have better timings)
    $140 - HDD and PSU

    $640 - Total without GPU, Case, DVD Drive
    So if we go with $1100 total budget, u have $460 left to spend
    That should be enough for 5850 + decent ~$100 Case and the DVD Drive
    You really can't go with anything else from this budget stand point

    Case - HAF 922 is real good
    DVD - cheap $20 one works...

    So in conclusion really just go with Banthracis' suggestions for the case, dvd drive, but you will probably have to stick with those combos you pointed out and the 5850
  5. Yeah I'm going with the ud3r motherboard that I posted a few posts up. I'll paste a list of the parts I have gathered since then when I get home from work is a few hours. The main part I'm trying to decide on atm is the graphics card. I know there are a lot of 5850's but i'm finding it difficult picking one xD
  6. Eh, probably just go with an XFX 5850, they are pretty reliable and about $310 on newegg
  7. Well the XFX 5850 radeon that I wanted was out of stock, and now it's not even showing it on the newegg webstie. I read that they are discontinuing it.. and the only XFX 5850 available now is which is looking rather displeasing...
  8. Yeah, I wouldn't buy a card with one of those egg coolers. Are you locked into XFX? That HIS iCooler 5850 for $285 incl. shipping is a pretty good deal.
  9. No I am not locked into buying an XFX, but I've had plenty of people tell me that they are a quality company, and I have heard nothing about HIS, are they a quality company as well?
  10. I think. I've had good but limited experiences with them.
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