Help for new Gaming build around $1k

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week hopefully BUDGET RANGE: around $1000 Before / After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: computer case, mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, TigerDirect COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Most Bang for my buck please
OVERCLOCKING: most likely SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440 x 900, 720p HD-Ready

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: please give link to parts I should look at and thank you for your input! I have the Antec 900 Two case just in case if that helps in determining what parts to pick.


So here is what I have come up with:

CPU & MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.430447

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104141

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150477

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

Optical drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181


How does this build look? Are the parts compatible with each other? Are there better parts I should get for the price? Your thoughts? Any other similar builds?

Thanks a lot and again, I apologize for the numerous threads about this. I am redoing it because it was in the wrong format. :pt1cable:
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  1. Since this thread has the template, I'll post on this one. be patient and dont create so many new threads. People will respond. This looks like a decent build, keep looking for additional combos. Just a few things however:

    If you plan on overclocking your CPU, then you'll need an aftermarket cooler. Here's one- Hyper 212+
    And if you are planning to overclock and crossfire, look into a 750W PSU- Antec TP-750


    The HD 5850 is overkill for a resolution of 1440x900. Even with one, you can play most games on high to max. Hopefully this helps you out.
  2. You can get either a Phenom II x4 build + 5870 for $1k or a phenom II x4 + 5850 + 1080p monitor.


    x4 + 5870

    OPtical
    $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    Case
    HAF 922 $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    MOBO
    GA 890-UD3 $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128438

    RAM
    Ripjaw 1600 Cas 7 $95 w/ promo code
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    GPU/CPU
    XFX 5870 and Phenom II x4 955 $530
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.435057

    PSU/HD
    F3 1tb and Corsiar 650TX $145 w/ $10 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.431396

    total $999 before shipping and rebates

    X4 + 5850+ 1920x1080 23.6" monitor

    RAM
    Ripjaw 1600 Cas 7 $95 w/ promo code
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    HD
    F3 500gb $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    Monitor Asus 23.6" 1920x1080 $160
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009252

    Case/PSU
    Antec 300 illusion and Antec Earthwatts 650 $125
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.432087

    GPU/CPU
    5850 and X4 955 $425
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.432367

    MOBO
    Ga 890 ud3 $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128438

    OPtical
    $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    Total: $999 before rebates and shipping
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