1000$ Build

Hello all, im building a 1000$ build for a friend, and it is for gaming. i dont really have many market preferences, but id prefer amd, and i hate seagate. it needs everything besides a monitor, cpu fan, and dvd burner. heres what i have, feel free to criticize, adjust, applaud or recommend anything:







mail in rebates, and promo codes count in my final price, at 987.62$. best answer gets a cookie! :D
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  1. EDIT: Forgot about Windows...

    CPU: X3 445 (w/ MW2 for free) $85
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $84 after rebate and promo code
    RAM: G.Skill Eco 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $110
    GPU: HD 5870 $351 w/ 10% off promo code
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB $80
    PSU/Case: Antec 900 and TruePower 750W $165 after rebate
    OS: Windows 7 Home 64-bit OEM $95

    Total: $970
  2. he doesnt need a 5870, but that is a very nice deal, id have to see if it works out taking away that combo deal. also, he is extremely adamant about a quad core, preferably a 955
  3. Here's a great X4 955 combo: X4 955 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $235 after rebate (with a free game).

    Also, I've found this great 5850 combo: HD 5850 (w/ free surge protector) $287

    Those two will save $68 (if my math is right).
  4. with adding in the 5870, and keeping everything else the same, it comes to 1100$. he really doesnt need the 5870, i was going to oc the 5850 for him, so i think he should be fine with the 5850, but if a 5870 can be fit in there for a bit more, then thats good.
  5. nvmd, forgot mir, the one with the 5870 is down to 1050$.
  6. If you throught the X4 combo I posted above into my build, you'd get a total of $1,036.
  7. i used a different mobo, im doing the overclocking, so i get to choose my mobo :kaola: i know the 790x is fine, ive used it before, i liked it, its the best buy as far a 7xx boards, but i gotta go with my msi 890fx :lol:
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