First Build - Gaming Rig

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 3 Weeks

BUDGET RANGE: 1000-1300 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching Movies, Music, Graphic Design

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY: America

PARTS PREFERENCES: Prefer full tower case

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes - In the future when I get a 2nd card

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:


Based on other people's suggestions in various other post this is what I have currently ended up with. And this will more than likely I will end up buying. I really cant upgrade any parts for more money because I have reached my max budget with this build. I am looking to make sure that everything will work out smoothly and wanted to make sure that all the makes/models and brands are sound, or if there is something better I can get for the same price.

Is case suitable for this build?
- Read a review on how certain PSU could not reach the motherboad and ect.
I don't want to hear. "That case is ugly get a different one." Also don't need any suggestions for i5/i7. I prefer the x4 choice do to lower pricing. The motherboard and PSU is currently what I am having the most trouble deciding on.

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129043

GIGABYTE GV-R587UD-1GD Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125316

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGIBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Writer - Bulk - LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106333

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
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  1. Fill out the form in sticky, link in sig.

    What parts do you need/not need? Monitor resolution?

    Date of purchase?

    If you're doing just a system board, that build is doable for $1050.
  2. Form added.
  3. Case you can use a HAF 922 instead. It's actually larger even though it's labeled as a midtower. Also a ton cheaper.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197&cm_re=haf_922-_-11-119-197-_-Product


    CM Hyper 212 Plus should not be bought for over $30. It's that price on amazon ATM.

    Optical, pick up cheapest optical at time of purchase.

    Remember to combo stuff, you can save a good $60-$80 that way.

    Alternative mobo's are GA 980 ud3, GA 790 UD4. Get whichever is cheaper after combo's at time of purchase.

    Rest looks fine.
  4. Thank you for the suggestions.
  5. if you have a computer store like micro center near you, you should be able to find a cheap oem optical for $15-$20, which will do you as good as anything else really.
  6. I chose this optical due to the DVD +R DL / -R DL. Not sure if all newer drives come standard. I also chose it because of the lightscribe. I plan on burning a lot of CDs, particularly for xbox.
  7. Also, is there a huge difference between Ultimate and Professional for win7 64bit. I can currently get pro 64bit for $30 through microsofts student discount.
  8. just get the pro...much better deal...you will have to install it twice to make the activation work, if it is on a clean hdd
  9. I was looking at the HAF 932 and it also includes a combo deal with the mobo that I planned on using.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.435071

    I think this may be my last tweek and plan on purchasing the system later on today.


    LITE-ON DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA Model iHAS224-06 LightScribe Support - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106333
    - Wanted a writer with LightScribe

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    - I've considered the SSD for system files but that is something I can upgrade at a later date.

    CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

    G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.435071

    XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.435996

    $1,143.90 minus shipping and rebates.
  10. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.435630

    there is you cheap ass oem drive w/ lightscribe after combo discount.
  11. jrhii said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.435630

    there is you cheap ass oem drive w/ lightscribe after combo discount.


    Yeah I actually saw this after I made my post and added it to my list.
  12. Cheap being in terms of value.

    also, like others said, don't spend that much on the hyper 212.
  13. thats a preeeettyyyy sick rig you got there...
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