Need advice for gaming pc, price range from 800-1000

So far, I am thinking of purchasing the following:

AMC 20" 2-Head Red SATA (SERIAL ATA 150) Cable Model CATA150-182 - OEM

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9

GIGABYTE GV-N470D5-13I-B GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


Thermaltake TR2 TRX-650M 650W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750


MSI P55M-GD45 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

total cost w/ rebate: $925.90

parts not required: mouse, keyboard, stereo

I need people to tweek the stuff that i buy so that it is both cost efficient and high performance. Then again, I'd like the total price to be closer to 1000 than 800, if it means getting a much better performing equipment. Thanks in advance for the advice.
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  1. ^ You would get many responses if you could post the component names as well...
    Not all would like to click on all those links to see what you have come up with...
  2. ^totally agree with that...i am one of them : )
  3. Good build...but am skeptical about that PSU...
    Get this combo instead - Same with a 750W PSU...It is 80+ certified and though you wont need 750W, but it is of better quality...see the efficieny numbers...

    And Free SATA cable

    And why not go with a SLI capable mobo ?? After rebates, the price comes down significantly...
  4. i5 750 and GIgabyte board - $339.98 (-$15 rebate)

    G Skill Eco 4gb CL7 1600mhz RAM - $115.99

    Samsung Spinpoint F3 500gb - $54.99
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500gb 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $54.99

    XFX 5870 and XFX 650W - $464.98

    Antec 300 - $59.99 plus $9.99 shipping

    DVD drive - $22.99 plus $1.99 shipping

    Total: $1070.90 ($1055.90 after rebate)

    That is with a 5870 rather than a 470 Nvidia, so a better GPU, but more importantly also a better mobo (NOT mATX and 6gb SATA, 3.0USB) and an XFX PSU which I do not know much about but I would expect good quality from them

    Alternatively you could swap the GPU combo with gkays ($364.98) which would drop the total to $970.90
  5. Nice one asteldian!
    btw the XFX black edition psu's are made by seasonic
  6. Slightly under your minimum point of your budget meanwhile
  7. davcon said:
    Nice one asteldian!
    btw the XFX black edition psu's are made by seasonic

    In that case the 5870 and the PSU is definately a great combination if OP can afford to break the budget
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