New $850 Gamer/Adobe computer +oc


BUDGET RANGE: 850 before rebates(preferred not inc. tax). 1,000 max (inc tax)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Adobe Software, Autodesk Maya etc etc

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Hard-drive, Sound card, dvd-drive



PARTS PREFERENCES: Nvidia graphics card




ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Looking for advice on pre-picked parts. you can change everything, but must have an nvidia gpu. I want to overclock this new computer.

I'm upgrading from a E6850, 8800gts320mb, 3gb corsair pc-6400, abit ip35 pro mb. Just sold this to a friend, but have a laptop to tide me over till september.

Here's my choices so far on stuff:

EVGA P55V 120-LF-E651-TR LGA 1156 Intel P55

PNY VCGGTX260CXPB GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W

Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz

G.SKILL Trident 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000

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

Corsair Obsidian 600t Case
TBA(Later this summer). Semi-confirmed price: $150.

CPU Cooler

Approx. price: $850



After getting this horrid 'got to get most expensive thing' bug out of my system, here's what i've come up with now:

This is 822.62 grand total (includes shipping/tax)
812.62 after rebates.

What do you think? Will this fill my appetite for OCing? Oh, and the ram is not the actual ram. Newegg didn't have G.Skill ram w/ 7 timing in stock, so i put the same priced ram in the cart to see total.
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  1. This would be my pick if you were to spend ~$850 before taxes and rebates...
    X6 1050T + MSI 870


    CASE + PSU - IMO this case would offer as good airflow as that case...though obviously the Corsair would have many added features...But in terms of airflow performance, I doubt it would be anything better than this...

    Graphics card - Nvidia will be launching newer Fermi GF104 based cards...So you might want to get those rather than the GF100 ones...
  2. After looking things over, i've decided i'll give ATI another shot, since i'm going to go AMD this time around. Previously, all of my ATI cards have given me nothing but trouble with their Drivers. Same with BIOstar, i've only recieved bad mobo's from them, but of course it could be because those were $40..


    So my build now is this:

    Motherboard: Biostar - TA890FXE

    Processor: AMD AM3 Phenom II x4 955 BE

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws - DDR3 1600

    Power Supply: Cooler Master 600w

    Graphics: XFX 5750 1gb

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922

    Sub Total: $759.93

    Grand Total: $$831.33
    (The Aftermarket CPU Cooler is not in the build price, and would like suggestions. I'm currently looking at the Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus)

    Again, my goals are to do my first real O.C. build, and to be able to play SC2, D3, Rage & other newer games at absolute maximum performance. Though my budget fits this amount at the moment (buying pc in september, prices may change) I think the only thing i'd change is the graphics card, for when the time comes to purchase. Additionally, if you skipped over the first post, i'll be gaming at 1680x1050.

    Any thoughts on the 5750? How about this card in Crossfire?
  3. ^ Well in that price range, you get better mobos...I would stick with ASUS/ Gigabyte or at the least the MSI...not that Biostar boards are bad, but IMO these are better...

    And get a faster card like the HD 5770 if you game often...

    And get this CASE + PSU combo...
    CM HAF 922 + CM 700W - 600W might be cutting close if you want to run 2 cards in Crossfire...So this 700W owuld provide some headroom...

    RAM - Check this out...

    Like you said prices will change and so do the combos that I have listed...So when you actually make the purchase, then post back again...
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