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Gaming Build - Buying Tomorrow $1400-$1500

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June 17, 2010 10:09:51 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow
BUDGET: $1400-$1500 // Lower is always appreciated. //
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Internet, Movies, etc.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Need all of them.
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg / Amazon
PARTS PREFERENCES: None really.
OVERCLOCKING: Possibly.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Possibly
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680 x 1050
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This will be my first build, totally nervous about it.

CPU and Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 and AMD Phenom II x 4 955 Black Edition
RAM: G.Skill ECO 4Gb DDR3 1333 / Cas 7
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Optical Drive: Asus 22x DVD+R
Graphics Card: XFX Radeon 5850 585X-ZNFC
Case: Lian Li Lancool PC-K62 Mid Tower Case
PSU: Corsair 750TX
CPU Cooler: SCYTHE SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler
Mouse: Logitech MX 518
Keyboard: Logitech 967740-0403 Keyboard
Monitor: ASUS 22" 5ms Monitor
Speakers: Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Speakers

If it is possibly to run the whole computer on a 650w PSU? I mean, if I decide to crossfire a 5850, overclock the cpu and things, would the 650 be enough? Because I could do this combo:
Corsair 650w PSU and Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive.

Dust filters is a must.

This case is the same as the one I listed. Except, well, no side window which is no problem with me and things. It would save $5.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b B Homebuilt system
June 17, 2010 10:18:50 PM

You have done well on your first attempt; rig looks well-balanced. You may need the 750W if you crossfire, but the HD 5850 is solid, so you probably use one and get the 650W PSU.
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June 18, 2010 1:11:13 AM

Well, I was really considering it, just money limit. XD HD would look very nice, wonder if I could get a 22" Monitor that has it. I figured the 5850 would work good on that resolution, hoping it can handle upcoming games.
June 18, 2010 1:58:18 AM

Are all the parts compatible? Anything that I can save money, improve it?

XD Wonder if I should go with the case without the side window, just to save $5.00

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a b B Homebuilt system
June 18, 2010 2:01:43 AM
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1) You will need at least a 750W power supply for dual 5850's

2) Your build is solid... Good job!!
June 18, 2010 7:59:14 AM

Just a quick lil bit on the Asus monitors you'all were talking about. I bought the 23.6" full 1080p 5ms a few weeks back (paid $219 w/ warrenty). I feel its a great entry level monitor but it left me wanting more.. i.e faster respons time and better contrast ratio.

FYI the built in speakers are garbage, if you want to watch movies or TV through it, I would highly recommend some speakers.

All and all, I really like my Asus - running CF 5770
a b B Homebuilt system
June 18, 2010 2:26:48 PM

Nice build and component selection!
June 19, 2010 7:07:28 AM

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June 19, 2010 7:10:12 AM

I DID IT! I actually purchased the parts. Any tips on putting it together when it all arrives? Best way of mounting Heatsink? Spreading the Thermal Compound that comes with it? Anything, rather it be little or small.
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