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$1000-1200 Gaming PC

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June 16, 2010 9:19:28 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: the next few weeks
BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1200 before rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, internet, movies
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE: Newegg
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
OVERCLOCKING: no
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440 x 900

Here's what I'm looking at so far.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMD4GX3M2A1600C8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Acer X193WCb Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ACM 50000:1(1000:1)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any problems with this build? Any thoughts on improvements?

Thanks in advance

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June 16, 2010 9:58:35 PM

I'd say save $20 and go with a 955 BE instead, C3 stepping of course. This XFX card is 159.99 with free shipping and exactly the same as that sapphire card save the sticker

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It also has a double life time warranty, which is nice to have if you sell it latter on. You could also pay a little more for the MSI HAWK 5770 if you are into overclocking.
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June 17, 2010 2:53:17 AM

+2Nice build! and i agree 100% with megamanx00's two suggestions.
June 17, 2010 6:21:43 PM

I ... *thinks what comes after second* ... third megaman's suggestions
Anonymous
June 17, 2010 7:28:58 PM

Alright, thanks everyone. I'll probably make the changes megaman suggested, they seem like pretty solid advice.
June 18, 2010 4:32:19 AM

once again, batuchka provides another viable option
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