$1000 GAMING COMPUTER

My computer has been running bad lately. I got it 2 years ago its a dell inspiron 530-s and put a new radeon x1300 in it. The problem is I can't run newer games with this video card and i can't upgrade anymore because of my slim case so i decided to just build my own computer. I had some help with a couple of things but check it out.


Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor

SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (I am Cross-firing)

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready

LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM

Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

ASUS P7P55 LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
Support CrossFireX and MemOK – memory rescue tool

EDIMAX EW-7728In IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 32bit PCI Wireless 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI Card Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA2 Cisco CCX V1.0, V2.0 & V3.0 Compliance

Tell me how this looks thanks.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-3 months BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1200

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching movies.

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.A

PARTS PREFERENCES: i would like to stay with Ati and intel

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: , 1440x900

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  1. For the lower end of the budget, $1,000 you can go 5850 + Phenom II x4, that'll be much for FPS for your money than i5-750+5770.

    OPtical/PSU
    LG and OCZ Modxstream 700W 80+ $85 w/ $15 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.406363

    Case
    Element G $135 w/ $25 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133086

    HD
    Spinpoint F3 $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    GPU
    5850 $295
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150494

    RAm
    G Skill ECO DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 $115
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321

    CPU/MOBO
    Phenom II x4 955 and GA-790x-UD4 $280 w/ $15 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.405957

    Total: $966 before shipping and $55 MIR


    For an Intel build, swap out to this MOBO/CPU combo
    ASUS P7P55D-E Pro + i5-750 $375
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.413349
    Brings total up to $1061 before shipping and $40 MIR

    You should also consider getting a 1920x1080 monitor.

    Nice HDMI 21.5" one here $155 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236071

    If you don't want HDMI, a 23" one here for $170 after Promo code
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236074
  2. How big of a diference is there between the intel build and the Phenom build.
  3. For gaming, not much if you're at 1920x1080 and max settings with AF/AA on.
    There's a big difference in productivity and rendering, etc, but not really in gaming.

    Here's a comparison at a lower resolution and no aa/af.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=109

    Real world is much less diff than that due to higher res, and other stuff putting bottleneck on GPU over CPU.

    In fact, with a little OCing even using a 5970, a Phenom II will match a Nehalem (i7-920 in this case)

    http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/cpu_scaling_with_the_radeon_hd_5970,1.html

    However, on the other hand, there IS a difference, so whether it's worth it or not is up to you to decide.
  4. What would u go with?
  5. Well I personally do more on my PC than just game. That and since the i5-750 is cooler and uses less power, is why I went that route.
    Don't buy expecting to save money on your power bill though. It comes out to ~$10 a year for a 24/7 load system (which never happens).


    For a $95 price difference in a gaming only rig I'd say go Phenom II. That $95 is enough for a 5850-5870 upgrade, which is a nice 11%-16% FPS increase, much more than the processor difference would be.
  6. Thank You for all of the advice i think i am going with the ati 5850 and the Phenom II.
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