$1000 5870 build complete!

Hi Guys,

I am planning on buying my first pc this Friday or at the beginning of next week. Below is the rig I have put together. If there is anything I can add which is better for the same price please tell me! Please note I do not need a hard drive and I will upgrade the ram in the future. Also is everything compatible?

Wireless adapter:
Arctic silver:
Case & Psu:
GPU & processor:
Total: $993 with shipping

Anything that I am missing?
Any suggestions?
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  1. Best answer
    That's a pretty terrible build. First, almost everything is low quality. Second, you've got triple channel RAM for a dual channel board. Third, thermal paste is completely unnecessary if you don't plan on a massive overclock. Fourth, the 2 GB version of the 5870 isn't worth the extra money over the 1 GB. Save yourself a good $100.

    Here's much, much better one for less:

    CPU/Mobo: X4 955 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $285 after rebate (with free game)
    GPU/PSU: HD 5870 and XFX 750W $430 after rebate
    RAM: G.Skill Eco 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $105
    Case: HAF 922 $90. Also look at the Coolermaster 690 ($70 shipped) and the Antec 300 Illusion ($65 shipped).

    Total: $975 with shipping ($940 after rebates)
  2. The difference between your one and mine is the 2gb 5870 which I have
  3. And doesnt do anything.
  4. Doesnt the 2gb of vram help at higher resolutions such as at 1920x1080 or if I do eyefinity?
  5. A single 1 GB 5870 is more than powerful enough to play every game at 1080p with max details. You won't be doing Eyefinity with a single 5870 anyway, regardless of how much memory it has. You'll need two of them to get enough power. So, you could pay $130 (counting combos for both versions) more for the 2 GB version, but you wouldn't actually gain anything tangible from it. You certainly shouldn't sacrifice the rest of the build to afford it.
  6. Ok fair enough I will go with your build. Thanks for the help
  7. Best answer selected by jefw123.
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