$1k gaming rig. New builder.

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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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