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$1000 Xfire Gaming Rig

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June 24, 2010 5:38:51 AM

A friend of mine wanted a complete gaming rig for $1000 (including Optical drive/HD) so I tried to make the best out of what I could buy (I went $10 overboard due to shipping but rebates cancel that out). At first I wanted to crossfire two Sapphire Radeon 5770s (Vapor X) but was it really worth the extra $80? So I swapped that out since I had to budget cut everywhere to keep it as close to a grand. I had to add SATA cables so it's $1014 total.



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June 24, 2010 9:23:34 AM

For starters, it's very difficult to use a power supply as a cpu or as RAM. ;) 

Please repost the CPU+RAM

I would also recommend getting a 5850 instead of 2 5750s. It is generally recommended to not use crossfire to start off with, that way you can add more graphics power in future.
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June 24, 2010 5:59:43 PM

ah sorry about the links but I fixed it.


tbh, I thought about putting in a 5850 but I just thought 2 5750s would get the job done for less. Originally it was suppose to be 2 5770s but I went over budget with them in this build
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June 24, 2010 6:03:17 PM


Well with the links fixed, you had some problems. First, OCZ makes terrible sticks of RAM. They have all kinds of compatibility issues. Second, it's a triple channel kit, which is made specifically for the i7. They'll be very slow with AMD systems because AMD builds use dual channel RAM. Finally, the 965 is just a more expensive, slightly overclocked 955. Save the money and get the cheaper one.