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Gaming PC. 1000$~ Budget.

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June 29, 2010 9:43:03 PM

Building a new PC. Current one is being given to mom for 350$ and decided to use that + more to build my own. I want to wreck games like WoW but also be able to play SC2/D3 when they come out at high.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tommorrow BUDGET RANGE: 1000$, 100(200) or so either way won't kill me. Before any mail-in rebates.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

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

PARTS PREFERENCES: None. The tower can look horrible for all I care aswell. It'll be sitting in a desk where the back is cut out to vent properly. I simply wish for a tower where all the parts will fit comfortably. Having to play operation with cables is annoying.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe(one day)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet if possible. Doesn't have to be silent but I'd prefer not to have a jet engine under my desk.

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June 30, 2010 12:00:24 AM

Ok. Checked around newegg some more. Any help would be appreciated. I'm still new so some parts are missing.

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

I need a mobo which I'm having trouble with. And a tower that can comfortably fit this all in while also being great for ventilation. Also wanted atleast 4gb of ram to go with it.

Not sure if I'm missing anything else. Was also wondering about how RAID words with HDDs(Got recommended by someone to get 2 of the HDDs I have and RAID it. Also wanted clarification on the OS and OEM vs the full thats on newegg.

Edit: Im also not stuck on the AMD. I dunno about intel and my budget of 1-1.2k makes all of this weird. =/
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June 30, 2010 12:18:32 AM

Try reading this:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-motherboard-gu...

It really helped me decide on getting a mobo.

I think that PSU is overkill for 5850. If your planning to crossfire a quality psu of 650w is good enough.

OEM is really the same thing as retail but just without the boxes and the cds. Its always a cheaper alternative to the "bling" of the retail.
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June 30, 2010 12:27:40 AM

How does OEM work with a OS? o.O; No disks? Im confused. D= And I picked the 850 just cause.. future proof mostly and cause It wasn't much to expensive. I have a 650 in my current PC and the minor price upgrade doesn't bother me. I'd prefer to always have the juice at hand. Unless overkill literally can overkill.

And looking though that now. Though it it sort of confusing but enlightening.

That said. Intel vs AMD? For gaming and at my price?
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June 30, 2010 2:25:31 AM
June 30, 2010 4:41:55 AM

Question. How is my PC vs the i5 thats set up at recommended pcs for price.

# CPU: Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail
# MOBO: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
# RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO - Retail
# HSF: COOLER MASTER Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU ... - Retail
# HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
# PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
# GPU: XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
# DVD: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support - Retail
# Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Or the i7 build right under the i5. Only with the graphics card set at the 5850. Dunno much about Amd vs Intel aside the fact that Intel is more expensive and slightly faster.
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June 30, 2010 9:41:25 AM

$885AR, +$100 for OS ^^
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