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.
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
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.