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July 8, 2010 7:23:56 AM

1-COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2-Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3-ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4-SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5-CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6-AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'm wondering if this is a good build for gaming. My budget is around $1,000. I also need to find a good cpu HSF for my CPU because I don't want the one that comes with it. This is my first time building my own computer so I'm nervous that I might screw up.

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July 8, 2010 7:31:36 AM
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July 8, 2010 9:08:08 AM

gkays build is much better - the 5770 you had picked is too weak especially with a budget of $1000. The 955 processor can be easily tweaked into a 965 via bios for free

The only thing I would consider changing with gkays build is the RAM to G Skill Ripjaws for lower latency - but that will cost $15 more so up to you wether or not it is worth it
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July 8, 2010 9:54:27 AM
July 8, 2010 10:19:12 AM

no gkay's build is much much better the x6 isn't great for gaming the x4 955 outpreforms it the case is overpriced and the psu isn't high quality gkay's case and psu combo is alot better as for the mobo get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the hd 5870 is much better than the 5830 the memory sucks get the ones that gkay recommended or as said earlier some g.skill eco series 4gb 2x2gb ddr3 1600mhz cl7 @1.35v for the hdd the one gkay mentioned is much faster quieter and more efficient
that hsf is overpriced people buy it because it looks like a muscle car and scythe mugen 2 recommended by gkay wipes the floor with it at a lower price
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July 8, 2010 5:39:37 PM



I really like this system you made. Its cheap plus it has very good parts for my gaming needs but only thing thats gonna suck is that I'm gonna have to buy operating system like windows 7 for $99.99 since I use windows vista on my Hp computer.
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July 9, 2010 4:14:03 AM

^ Well you could save some money going with HD 5850, which is still very good for gaming even at Full settings @1080p and also anyways you can add 1 more later on...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

And save some money by going with the 650W as HD 5850 Crossfire wont take that much power as the HD 5870 Crossfire...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

So you save about $115, more than enough for buying the OS...
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July 9, 2010 4:37:05 AM

gkay09 said:
^ Well you could save some money going with HD 5850, which is still very good for gaming even at Full settings @1080p and also anyways you can add 1 more later on...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

And save some money by going with the 650W as HD 5850 Crossfire wont take that much power as the HD 5870 Crossfire...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

So you save about $115, more than enough for buying the OS...


Is XFX a good brand to depend on because usually brand I go with is corsair but idk never tried XFX
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July 9, 2010 4:43:22 AM

Best answer selected by gougeface.
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July 9, 2010 4:44:55 AM

gkay09 said:
^ Well you could save some money going with HD 5850, which is still very good for gaming even at Full settings @1080p and also anyways you can add 1 more later on...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

And save some money by going with the 650W as HD 5850 Crossfire wont take that much power as the HD 5870 Crossfire...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

So you save about $115, more than enough for buying the OS...



So I can add anouther HD 5850 in the future but will the 650 watt be enough to run 2 if not I can always replace it if need to be.
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July 9, 2010 5:52:03 AM

^ 650W will suffice for 2x HD 5850s...It has about 52A on a single 12V rail...

And as for the PSU, Yes XFX is also a very good one...
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