New $1000 Build, Suggestions Needed

building a new rig for a friend of mine, want some advice on some parts to make the best possible pc for around $1000.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

BUDGET RANGE: $0 to $1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, SURFIN THE WEB!!!!!

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:Monitor, Mouse, board with keys, power supply(see additional comments), video card (see additional comments)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA?

PARTS PREFERENCES: doesnt really matter

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. (he doesn know how to do it, i would have to teach him.)

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: ATM NO, future?maybe.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: not sure what is monitor res is at

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: gave him my psu that i ended up not needing. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139011
also, he is getting the evga gtx 460 1 gb EE once its available

REMEMBER: HE ALREADY HAS THE PSU SO ADD THAT INTO THE TOTAL FOR THE PARTS (ALONG WITH THE $250 VIDEO CARD)

any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, thanks
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  1. ^ Well IMO the i5 7xx would better suit as GTX 460 is not a very high powered card and the i5 can easily handle 2x GTX 460s in SLI...And also in gaming, the i7 9xx doesnt offer any significant performance increase over the i5 7xx...
    So with the money saved there, maybe a SSD would be a good addition...

    Here is a config...
    i5 760 + Win 7
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.437518.19-115-067

    ASUS P7P55D-E Pro + Kingston HyperX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.452291

    Case of his choice...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583%20600006302&IsNodeId=1&page=3&bop=And&CompareItemList=7|11-119-197^11-119-197-TS,11-112-239^11-112-239-TS,11-119-216^11-119-216-TS,11-146-062^11-146-062-TS,11-119-215^11-119-215-TS

    SSD for OS and apps - It fits in the budget, and would be a good addition if you feel the performance is worth the price
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226151
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231377

    Samsung F3 1TB for rest of the data
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    BD combo or DVD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151199
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106333

    Total - ~$983
  2. gkay09 said:
    ^ Well IMO the i5 7xx would better suit as GTX 460 is not a very high powered card and the i5 can easily handle 2x GTX 460s in SLI...And also in gaming, the i7 9xx doesnt offer any significant performance increase over the i5 7xx...


    yes i know but the lga1156 is going to be replaced by 1155 in Q1 2011 so i think he should go with an amd build

    so this mobo&cpu
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.444798

    ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321

    an f3 1tb
    an intel x-25m 80gb
    the case he likes the most
    a cheap odd
  3. ^ Even I would have suggested the AMD, but with that graphics card and PSU, a board with SLI support is good...
    And though LGA 1156 would be replaced with a newer socket, he still would have i7 8xx CPUs to upgrade to...

    And even the LGA 1366 socket is being replaced, and as for the AM3 mobo, "BullDozer" will run on AM3 R2(Revision2) boards so again it is not clear what revision would be made to the AM3 socket and will the current AM3 socket boards support it...
    Overall I would say all the current platforms dont look future-proof...
  4. thnks for all the suggestions guys! much appreciated
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