Help with a $1000 gaming pc - first build

Hi,

I have been looking around for parts, but im a bit new at system building and would like some advice.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: July 2010

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (DCS Black Shark, MW2, Lock On, other assorted shooters and flight sims)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, Monitor, Keyboard, mouse, HDD

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: None - whatever works

OVERCLOCKING: Yes - but not too extreme, 3.5 - 4.0 Ghz

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Currently 1280x1024, but upgrading to 1920x1080 in 6 months

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Anythings good, thanks for any advice. Please factor in rebates - im gonna go for those. I have already looked around and picked a few parts, though:

MSI 890FXA Mobo and AMD x6 1055t

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.398186

Cooler Master HAF 922

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

4GB RAM and 700W Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.419661

DVD RW Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827131061

HD 5770 (two for crossfire)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150447&cm_re=5770-_-14-150-447-_-Product

Cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185125.

I have another build, also, with an i7, nobody get mixed up, though, im only buying ONE BUILD:

i7 and Cooler master HAF 922:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.416313

Gigabyte x58 mobo and 4GB RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.406786

700W Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018&cm_re=OCZ_700w-_-17-341-018-_-Product

DVD RW Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031

HD 5770 (two for crossfire)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121363&Tpk=5770


Alright, thanks, any help is really appreciated.
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  1. Why dun u just get a LCD + tower all in one go? $1k carefully planned is a lot ^^
    Tower @ $788AR, crossfire capable

    $190 free ship 23" LCD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236075
    $978 in total
  2. Do you live near microcenter? They sell Intel i5/i7s cheaper than newegg.

    Instead of 1366, with your budget an i5 750 build would be about equal to the 1055T build.

    The AMD will beat the i5 750 in most non game applications while the i5 750 wins in most games.
  3. Actually, I forgot to mention this - I live in India, and im getting this stuff when I visit america. I have weight limits, so im getting the LCD later - I already have an old one. Thanks for the build idea tho
  4. +1 for almost batuchka's build. See what his recommendation is with the no monitor in mind. Batuchkta, you seem to be really good at this :)
  5. Okay one more thing to keep in mine - the monitor DOES NOT come under the 1000 dollars - just clarifying
  6. Okay, update - thanks, batuchka, that was a nice build, used it as a background. Heres the build - it comes out to 893.93, still looking to see what i can do with that $100:

    Mobo:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198&cm_re=AMD_870-_-13-157-198-_-Product

    Case + power supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.406348

    RAM + Processor

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.415648

    DVD RW Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106275

    Graphics card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150490

    Thanks for the help - any more is appreciated!
  7. Mark Heath said:
    +1 for almost batuchka's build. See what his recommendation is with the no monitor in mind. Batuchkta, you seem to be really good at this :)


    I did link to a LCD suggestion and thank you for your kind words :lol:
  8. Seashack said:
    Ooduct.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198&cm_re=AMD_870-_-13-157-198-_-Product

    Case + power supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.406348

    RAM + Processor

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.415648


    I would be careful with OCZ line of DDR3 and those i would not go with ^^ Antec/Corsair >>> Rosewill for PSU
  9. Cool thanks. btw, whats wrong with ocz? ive heard quite a few good things about them.


  10. I'd go for this, just on budget (before rebates) & includes the i5 750.

    You seem to be the homebuilt system guru atm Batchka, but I do disagree with some of your choices.

    I find that often you can fit the i5 750 into the budget which is IMO preferable over the x4 955. You also often go for the cheap Rosewill & NZXT cases whereas I'd much prefer things like the antec 300, or the haf 922.

    That sounded more critical than I meant it to be but it's not meant to be an insult to you, just giving my opinion. ;)
  11. Seashack said:
    Cool thanks. btw, whats wrong with ocz? ive heard quite a few good things about them.


    The DDR3 line has some issues running at said freq/volts with some boards
  12. Thanks for the help everybody. I was thinking of making my budget $1100 and going the i7 route with a better graphics card - any suggestions that way? Thanks in advance.
  13. While going X58 if going Intel is a wiser choice than the silly bandwidth/lanes issues/GG by LGA 1155 with i5, i dun think in your case (non render/encode) it justifies the $$
  14. But, even so, ive heard that the i7 on an x58 board has some killer gaming performance as compared to the 965 and 955 x4.
  15. Perfomance isn't greatly improved. It's mostly down to graphics.
  16. Our very own forums has continually stressed over several months that > $200 on a CPU is "Past the Point of Reason"
    Best Gaming CPUs For The Money: June 2010
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-phenom-ii-corei-i5,2647.html
  17. There are 2 reasons why the X58 cpus might perform better than the 955 in games and that's RAM (6GB vs 4GB) and speed (since the 930 o'cs well) But as batuchka said, there is a very little performance increase in games from the cpu at this price point.
  18. Okay, thanks. Ill go for the 965 then.
  19. If you plan to overclock, then the 965 is an already overclocked 955. So you should get the 955 and save a few dollars.
  20. tb boy said:
    http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/2745/15835613.jpg

    I'd go for this, just on budget (before rebates) & includes the i5 750.

    You seem to be the homebuilt system guru atm Batchka, but I do disagree with some of your choices.

    I find that often you can fit the i5 750 into the budget which is IMO preferable over the x4 955. You also often go for the cheap Rosewill & NZXT cases whereas I'd much prefer things like the antec 300, or the haf 922.

    That sounded more critical than I meant it to be but it's not meant to be an insult to you, just giving my opinion. ;)


    Agreed.
  21. Seashack said:
    Any way i can take off a few dollars? Thanks for everyones help so far.


    Well casings is subjective so if that's the one you set your heart with it's all good You are welcomed ^^
  22. Hmm i'd rate the Corsair 650Tx definitely over the CM GX650 and that Asus ATX/785G is 16/4 so no no for CF (if that is your intention) and u lose SATA/USB 3.0
  23. Okay. Is there any mobo you would recommend for 1 gpu right now but future expandability and overclocking?
  24. Have a look at this Gigabyte 870 +4GB DDR3 1600 combo ^^
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.424666
    to ditch CF altogether or that Asrock 870 if u want CF capability (the only 870 that is 8/8) and hit a 750Watter 80+
  25. okay thanks
  26. You are welcomed ^^
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