New Gaming Build, under $1000 -- Halp! Tags: New Build Systems Last response: June 11, 2010 2:17 PM in Systems Share Travesty9090 June 9, 2010 7:15:57 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 Months BUDGET RANGE: $1000 After Rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching Movies, Surfing the web PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard/Mouse, Monitor, Speakers PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, Amazon COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050, 1920x1080 So far, this is what I'm looking at: -Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215 -GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128425 -CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010 -EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339 -CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145263 -SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181 -COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 -Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus 775/1156/1366/AMD/AM2/AM3 Universal Direct Contact Heat-Pipe 120mm Fan CPU Cooler http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER -Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116716 Any improvements or advice that make it cheaper/better would be awesome. Thanks! More about : gaming build 1000 halp batuchka June 9, 2010 7:25:21 PM Ouch a GTS 250 is a rebranded 9800GTX+ and at least it is a tad more efficient so hell no to that 9800GTX+ For about $892 with OS included: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Travesty9090 June 9, 2010 8:31:18 PM Is there any significant down side to using the OEM version of Windows? Also, I've been out of the GPU loop for a while. If I'm gonna go with the OEM version of Windows, what's about the best graphics card I can get for under $200? Both NVIDIA and ATI? Related resources New Gaming Build under $ 1000 - Forum New build + monitor under $ 1000 - Forum New system build for under $ 1000 usd - Forum Best build for gaming performance under $ 1000 ? - Forum New Build for a Noob, Under $ 1000 Canadian - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Hereisphilly June 9, 2010 8:58:56 PM Using an OEM license of Windows means that it is tied to that mobo, but it can be changed if needs be, its quite a good loophole actually http://www.pcpro.co.uk/features/351598/how-to-buy-windo... dndhatcher June 9, 2010 9:40:46 PM The best under $200 GPU is the ATI 5770 ($160-170), which is around 50% faster than the 9800 GTX+, plus it supports DX11, uses FAR less power and generates less heat. Hereisphilly June 9, 2010 9:43:08 PM +1 on the 5770 dndhatcher June 9, 2010 9:47:42 PM That combo batuchka shows with a 5850 and EA 750 for $360 is an aewsome deal. I wish I was looking to build a new computer right now. Travesty9090 June 11, 2010 2:17:17 PM Thanks for the help everyone. I've revised the list a bit, and as of right now I think I'm going to go with this: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM + EVGA P55 LE 123-LF-E653-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.395268 HIS H585FN1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card + Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.408233 Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215 Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148351 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181 COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197 Total comes to $1070, with $55 in rebates. 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