$1300 Gaming/PS Build

Hello, I have never built before and have been doing some research and am ready for the challenge.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Withing a week or two.

BUDGET RANGE: 1100-1350

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Photoshop, Internet Surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com or Tigerdirect.com


PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD Black Edition, Western Digital

OVERCLOCKING: Yes slightly.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future.


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: A full tower is fine if it will have any advantage. I do not need a wireless card, I prefer a wired connection.
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  1. cpu:phenom 955 deneb
    gpu:ati 5870
    mobo:Asus crosshair 4 formula
    psu:corsair 650watts
    hdd:samsung f3 1tb
    dvd:cheap dvd drive
    case:haff 922
    hsf: maybe a cm hyper 212 but it cost to much at newegg. buy it amazon

  2. ^or better yet go with a i7build
  3. AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.0GHz - $159.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&cm_re=955_black_edition-_-19-103-808-_-Product

    ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 - $149.99 + $2.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631&cm_re=asus_890-_-13-131-631-_-Product

    G Skill 4GB 2x2GB RAM - $109.99

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $69.99

    Sony DVD drive - $24.99 +$1.99

    HAF 922 - $89.99 - $9.99

    Combo XFX 5870 and XFX 650w - $444.98

    Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

    Total: $1164.88

    I know you wanted Western Digital, and if you really still do you can get one for similar price. I put the Samsung Spinpoint F3 as an option as it is one of the best HDDs there is, and with the discount it is only $69.99 right now.

    You could spend more on the motherboard to get full x16/x16 lanes for XFire. I am not overly familiar with AMD mobos so someone may be able to suggest a better one.

    The combo deal gives you a great GPU and I believe the XFX PSU with it has been made by Seasonic so is good quality.

    The only thing missing is the CPU fan for overclocking, usually I recommend the Hyper 212+ and if you can find it for $30 or so it is worth it, but its price has gone up a lot so you may want to find another. There are many great coolers around and I am sure someone will suggest one for a good price. Assuming you buy a decent cooler for about $40 that brings your total to $1205.88
  4. I think the 890FX motherboard is overkill for his needs. Personally.
  5. cmcghee358 said:
    I think the 890FX motherboard is overkill for his needs. Personally.

    yeah. but he has a big budgert. he also said he would crossfire.
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