$1200 Gaming PC

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Up to 2 months, depending on price BUDGET RANGE: $1200 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: 24" LCD, Full Tower Case, 850W PSU (modular not needed)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 if it can fit in the range.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Future-proof is where I want it to be at, doesn't need to be SLI/Crossfire right away. I'm not afraid of using a bit of elbow grease to tweak settings. I have a build in mind already made, but it's $150 over-budget.

Thanks for any help.
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  1. batuchka said:


    I appreciate the build, but it has a smaller PSU and Tower than what I was looking for. I'll keep the suggestions in mind though.
  2. You are welcomed ^^
  3. Do I absolutely need a 5870, or would a Sapphire 5850 Toxic be enough?
  4. A better GPU is always a wise choice for a gaming rig ^^
  5. Would the XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 fit in a mid-tower case? I'm considering using a smaller case if it wouldn't affect performance and heat too much. Be mindful that I live in Florida, so my house can get to about 90F+ if the AC breaks.

    Also, would it be a good idea to post the build that I was thinking of doing?
  6. I have compiled a list of casings based on the user experience/verification of several hardware forums here:
    http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/showthread.php?t=2580649
    List of Cases that fit a 5870
  7. Have you heard anything on the Storm Scout for size verification? I know somebody told me on another forum they could fir a 470 in it, but I don't know how large it is.

    EDIT: NVM, I found that without modifications, you can't fit the 5870's into the Storm Scout. It's a bummer, but at least I know that.
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