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July 29, 2010 12:07:52 PM

Hi,

I'm doing a system build for a friend. I've done several before, but I always like to get feedback from the experts before I spend a bunch of money. :D  The goal with this system is to build a good gaming system for around $1000 (not counting a monitor). Here's what I was thinking:

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Black 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total comes to $1,005.91, plus some for shipping. Does that look alright? Thoughts?
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July 29, 2010 10:04:43 PM

No to BFG PSU. ATM, XFX makes has the best PSU deal. $120 w/ $20 MIR for one of the best every made.
965 over 955 is waste of money. Caviar black is worse than the cheaper f3. RAm you want tighter timings than that.

RAM
G Skill Eco $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case/Optical
Cm 690 and Samsung $73
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo/CPU
Ga 890 UD3 and Phenom II x4 955 $275
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU/PSU
XFX 750w and XFX 5850 $275 w/ $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OS
win 7 oem 64 bit $99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD
Spinpoint F3 1tb $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1004 before shipping and $20 rebates
July 30, 2010 2:42:09 AM

thanks for the info; combo deals are where its at i guess :) 
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