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June 12, 2010 4:42:28 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: 1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE:

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: heres what i have so far:

NZXT LEXA S LEXS - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

SAPPHIRE 100282-3SR Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit DDR5

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready


AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz Socket AM3


G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support - OEM

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM



SO what I've been wondering is if the cpu is fast enough or should I go for something like a 955 or (even go with intell)? Does the motherboard come with extra cables because would I hate to have to buy any. My main question is if the 5850 is overkill considering my monitor is only 1050p if it is what should i move to, considering i want to play games on all high settings for a while.

since I'm also new to building what precautions should i take while building?

any feedback will be greatly appreciated! :hello: 

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June 12, 2010 5:18:02 AM

well, the 925 is fast enough even the x3 720, though if you can i think it's worth going with the 955. The 5850 is not really an overkill for some games like 2033 and crysis, but for most of the games it's, I have one my self and I think it's the best bang for the buck right now because it can play any game at those resolutions and will probably last a while playing all the games with very high details. so go for the 5850!=)
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June 12, 2010 5:40:29 AM

-your mobo and psu should come with plenty of cables
-a 5850 definitely is not overkill, and upgrading to a 955 is probably worth it.
-amd is tough to beat on a 1k budget.

here's a build with a better reviewed case and a motherboard that supports crossfire, if you decide to buy a second 5850 as an upgrade down the road:

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June 12, 2010 6:44:02 AM

thanks for all of the input so far!


ultimabeam said:
-your mobo and psu should come with plenty of cables
-a 5850 definitely is not overkill, and upgrading to a 955 is probably worth it.
-amd is tough to beat on a 1k budget.

here's a build with a better reviewed case and a motherboard that supports crossfire, if you decide to buy a second 5850 as an upgrade down the road:

http://i47.tinypic.com/2vtdr8h.png


CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W

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

inorder to crossfire i would need more power so i found this combination for about 10 bucks more, what do ya think
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June 12, 2010 8:18:36 AM

Both are great quality product, and for sure that psu would allow you to crossfire in the future, if you can afford it buy it!
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June 12, 2010 5:45:17 PM

Gaming on a 1000$ budget at a resolution of 1680x1050...

CPU: Intel Core i5 750
MB: ASUS P7P55D-E LX
RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX465
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932
PSU: Corsair 650TX
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Home Premium

^This will add up to 1,123$ approximately. If you want to shave off money, get a cheaper mid-tower case like an Antec 300 or CM haf 922, then downgrade the ram from the cas 7 to cas 9. If you still want cheaper, get DX11 card from ATI, maybe a 5850.

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