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$1k gaming rig. New builder.

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July 27, 2010 3:43:08 AM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Asap

BUDGET RANGE: $1000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming


PARTS NOT REQUIRED:

Keyboard, speakers, mouse, monitor.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Phenom X6 1055T (Not dead-set on it though)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

This rig is going to be for FFXIV a new MMO. I will also video capture the play with Fraps. I need an awesome rig which will be expandable and upgradable for several years.

Biggest help I need is in the Mobo and GPU. I was considering holding off on a top of the line GPU to wait for GTX 400 series to fall some since low settings are determined by CPU, making GPU obsolete on the games benchmark.

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 27, 2010 8:57:52 AM

Here's an idea:

AMD Phenom II X6 1055T + GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SAPPHIRE TOXIC 100282TXSR Radeon HD 5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W + LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$1,002.92
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July 27, 2010 2:21:11 PM

Ah thank you. I was looking at an Asus board myself before, and read some reviews and found the same GB board, it cost more, but it does seem to be a success.

My only problem is the ram right now. Its for Intel and x58 chipset. Kingston seems to be good ram and its about the same price.

The PSU I am really surprised with. Its a little extra, but with rebate it seems great for when I drop in the second gpu. Slightly future proof and upgradable.
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 27, 2010 2:59:39 PM

No problem with that RAM, works on any DDR3 system but you can get Kingston, A-Data, Crucial. Look for lower timings.



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