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Good GAMING computer for under $1000 ???

Here are all the components:

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
Item #: N82E16827106335
$25.99


XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811103011
$79.99


Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136073
$55.99


BIOSTAR A785G3 AM3 AMD 785G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813138182
$64.99


GIGABYTE GV-N480D5-15I-B GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814125319
$459.99


COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817171053
$69.99


Crucial Ballistix 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model BL25664BN1337
Item #: N82E16820148304
$52.99


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808
$159.99


TOTAL: $969.92


Any suggestions or modification (keep in mind that the total price can't be more than $1000) ?
Or, is this a pretty good setup (as is) for gaming?


Thanks for the help,
Ben
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  1. Here is what I'd recommend:

    All parts are priced off Newegg.com

    Chassis Whatever case you want from you local computer store (I like Cooler Master cases) $80.00

    CPU Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750 (overclockable to 4GHz) $194.99 Free Shipping

    Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $189.98 Combo with below Powersupply

    Power Supply CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply $0 (inc. in price above) Combo with above Motherboard

    Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL $98.99

    GPU GIGABYTE GV-R583UD-1GD Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card $199.00

    OS Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $99.99 Free Shipping

    Hard Drive 1 Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive $109.00 Free Shipping

    DVD Burner LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Writer - Bulk - LightScribe Support - OEM $23.99 Free Shipping

    Total: $995.94
  2. Best answer
    That's a pretty horrible build. You're getting bad components to afford a crappy GPU.

    Horrible Mobo. A PSU that's got as much ripple as a bargain basement unit, and only 2 gb of bad ram. You're gonna hit, RAM bottleneck, HD bottleneck and you're mobo lacks new industry standard of USB 3 sata 6 and can't xfire.

    Balance that system out.

    Phenom II x4 955 + 5870

    RAM
    G Skill Eco $105
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321

    Case/Optical
    Cm 690 and Samsung $73
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.435592

    Mobo/CPU
    Ga 890 UD3 and Phenom II x4 955 $275
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.430431

    GPU/PSU
    XFX 750w and XFX 5870 $460 w/ $20 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.448428

    HD
    Spinpoint F3 1TB $75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    total: $988 before shipping and $20 Rebate
  3. banthracis said:
    That's a pretty horrible build. You're getting bad components to afford a crappy GPU.

    Horrible Mobo. A PSU that's got as much ripple as a bargain basement unit, and only 2 gb of bad ram. You're gonna hit, RAM bottleneck, HD bottleneck and you're mobo lacks new industry standard of USB 3 sata 6 and can't xfire.

    Balance that system out.

    Phenom II x4 955 + 5870

    RAM
    G Skill Eco $105
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321

    Case/Optical
    Cm 690 and Samsung $73
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.435592

    Mobo/CPU
    Ga 890 UD3 and Phenom II x4 955 $275
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.430431

    GPU/PSU
    XFX 750w and XFX 5870 $460 w/ $20 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.448428

    HD
    Spinpoint F3 1TB $75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    total: $988 before shipping and $20 Rebate



    Unless he gets the ZOTAC GTX 480 AMP! card... it eats ATI's 5870 for breakfast in benchmarks and the cooling solution keeps it cooler than the 5870 and also lowers the power draw significantly.
  4. mccarlson said:
    Unless he gets the ZOTAC GTX 480 AMP! card... it eats ATI's 5870 for breakfast in benchmarks and the cooling solution keeps it cooler than the 5870 and also lowers the power draw significantly.


    That's completely false. Temps are much higher than stock 5870 on both idle and load.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_480_Amp_Edition/27.html

    Further, fan noise is quite higher on load and idle
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_480_Amp_Edition/28.html

    Further, idle power is nearly double, load nearly 90 watts more.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_480_Amp_Edition/27.html

    Performance per watt is 40% behind a 5870

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_480_Amp_Edition/30.html


    Further, due to it's high price, performance per dollar is horrendous, 20% behind a 5870.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_480_Amp_Edition/31.html

    Finally, it's 13% average performance increase over a 5870, 5% over stock 480 for 35% price increase over stock 5870, 13% price increase over stock 480.

    Complete waste of money.


    Do your research and don't make stuff up.


    In addition, it doesn't matter if he's using a zotac 480, his current build won't be able to use that GPU's full potential. He'll run into the aforementioned bottlenecks first.
  5. tell it like it is, banthracis.
  6. banthracis said:
    That's completely false. Temps are much higher than stock 5870 on both idle and load.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_480_Amp_Edition/27.html

    Further, fan noise is quite higher on load and idle
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_480_Amp_Edition/28.html

    Further, idle power is nearly double, load nearly 90 watts more.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_480_Amp_Edition/27.html

    Performance per watt is 40% behind a 5870

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_480_Amp_Edition/30.html


    Further, due to it's high price, performance per dollar is horrendous, 20% behind a 5870.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_480_Amp_Edition/31.html

    Finally, it's 13% average performance increase over a 5870, 5% over stock 480 for 35% price increase over stock 5870, 13% price increase over stock 480.

    Complete waste of money.


    Do your research and don't make stuff up.


    In addition, it doesn't matter if he's using a zotac 480, his current build won't be able to use that GPU's full potential. He'll run into the aforementioned bottlenecks first.



    Why did you use the worst Zotac Amp review on the web to argue your case with?
    The guys at TechPowerup are ATI fan boys. Their opinions and results are going to be skewed.
    Your points for argument are void and null because that review is approaching 2.5 months old. Of course the price per performance chart is going to be in favor of an old card that has been out for a almost a year, of course the GTX card is going to be priced higher the month of it's debut. But oh wait! I bought mine for $499 just this month, and that's the exact same price as the 5870 2GB card (or less vs certain brands), and why do I compare it to the 2GB card? Because the GTX card has 50% more memory on it than the standard 5870 card, so why not actually compare apples to apples here why don't we? Looking at it from this point of view, the 5870 card suddenly DROPS far behind the GTX card in price/performance. OMG STATISTICS 101!

    My point here is that review is highly biased towards the 5870. Everything about it. Fan noise? I CAN'T HEAR A THING coming from my zotac card until the fans are running at at least 75% speed... which they never even get to because the card doesn't get hot enough to warrant the software to turn them up! My Zotac card will not pass 78c no matter what I do to push it. OCCT GPU, 3Dmark, nothing, running at 100% load and maximum power consumption will make my card get past 78c. I call bullsheet on techPowerUp and their temps, their card was either broken or they are lying. Their review of the card doesn't even resemble any other Zotac 480 amp review on the web. Their admittance of a 13% overall performance increase over the 5870 is actually a pretty big difference. But it gets better! I'm overclocking my zotac card at 900MHz core and 1100MHz memory speed at default voltages 100% stable... at 78c max temps full load. That's a full 16.6% overclock on top of the overclock it comes with out of the box. Suddenly this card is 26% faster than the 5870 considering equal scaling, and what just happened to that price/performance chart now? LOL.

    Of course it uses more wattage than the 5870 you moron. It's got a bigger engine. It goes FASTER. Who cares? You think the guy that owns a corvette cares his neighbor is getting better gas mileage than him with his Toyota corolla? Stupid argument.

    "Further, fan noise is quite higher on load and idle"... OGM, first of all you are claiming 4db is "QUITE HIGHER" (is that even english?). You couldn't tell the difference side by side with a 4db change. Don't be retarded. Secondly techPowerUp just further shows their lazy failure methods by publishing idle fan noise with fans running at full speed. This is just so damn stupid I can't even comment further on that screw up. You not realizing this and using it to back your argument affirms you are no less a monkey brain.

    You have got to be a Liberal Democrat by your thinking. Am I right?
  7. Best answer selected by Ben52646.
  8. banthracis said:
    That's a pretty horrible build. You're getting bad components to afford a crappy GPU.

    Horrible Mobo. A PSU that's got as much ripple as a bargain basement unit, and only 2 gb of bad ram. You're gonna hit, RAM bottleneck, HD bottleneck and you're mobo lacks new industry standard of USB 3 sata 6 and can't xfire.

    Balance that system out.

    Phenom II x4 955 + 5870

    RAM
    G Skill Eco $105
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321

    Case/Optical
    Cm 690 and Samsung $73
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.435592

    Mobo/CPU
    Ga 890 UD3 and Phenom II x4 955 $275
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.430431

    GPU/PSU
    XFX 750w and XFX 5870 $460 w/ $20 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.448428

    HD
    Spinpoint F3 1TB $75
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    total: $988 before shipping and $20 Rebate


    Thanks, I really appreciated your help. Could I get your email address if I have any further questions. You can email your email address to me at: Ben52646@gmail.com
    ---
    Ben
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