Yet another $1000 gaming rig Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: August 2, 2010 6:32 PM in Systems Share falseg0d July 31, 2010 6:51:37 PM I've been trying to put together a pc that's absolutely perfect in my mind for under 1000, and I can never seem to get it just right. So I wanted to see some of your suggestions. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: mid to late August BUDGET RANGE: 900-1000 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Surfing, gaming, movies, school. PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Need everything PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US PARTS PREFERENCES: Not Intel. OVERCLOCKING: probably not. .Depends on how easy it is, I never really read up on it. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: Whatever resolution the preferably 24" monitor has. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 24" monitor, at least 4gb ram, 64bit OS, Radeon GFX. try to future proof it. Make the PC fully prepared to be upgraded bit by bit later on. More about : 1000 gaming rig cmcghee358 a b 4 Gaming July 31, 2010 7:23:28 PM So just to make sure we're clear. You need mouse keyboard OS and a monitor? Plus the tower for 1000 out the door. Right? m 0 l cmcghee358 a b 4 Gaming July 31, 2010 7:31:14 PM 988 before shipping and MIR m 0 l Related resources Yet another "help me build a gaming rig" - Forum Yet Another ~1000 gaming build, AMD Phen2 x4 or i-750? - Forum Yet another gaming rig for a friend, $1200 - Forum Yet another $600 Budget Gaming Rig - Forum Yet Another <$1k Gaming Rig. :) A more experienced pov, please? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer falseg0d July 31, 2010 7:54:16 PM Does XFX make decent PSU's? I haven't heard anything about them besides GFX. I made a build for a friend a few months back, and we had two RMA Asrock boards, so by personal preference they aren't very reliable. Are they any good? m 0 l cmcghee358 a b 4 Gaming July 31, 2010 9:16:05 PM XFX has received glowing reviews on their PSUs. Asrock is considered a 2nd tier Motherboard manufacturer, along the lines of Foxconn. I consider MSI to be somewhere between 1st and 2nd tier. m 0 l mrhoshos96 July 31, 2010 10:23:38 PM here is a build for $1,020.88 before $50 rebates and includes a higher quality mobo and a 5850 and a phenom ii x4 955 and a 1tb hdd monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... psu+odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... case+hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... mobo+os: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... cpu+gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... mouse+keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... m 0 l cmcghee358 a b 4 Gaming July 31, 2010 11:56:12 PM ^ is a pretty nice build. I'd use the monitor I linked as it's closer to your 24" goal, but most everything in mrhohos96 is spot on. m 0 l mrhoshos96 August 1, 2010 12:01:34 AM should consider this monitor too if u are into LED http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l falseg0d August 1, 2010 1:59:03 AM I really like that build, except for the ram. I would probably choose something along the lines of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... The timings are tighter. m 0 l falseg0d August 1, 2010 2:26:53 AM Wow, just my luck. that ram is gone. m 0 l mrhoshos96 August 1, 2010 10:23:24 AM these kits are ddr2 not ddr3. and the ones i listed are great you can set them at atleast 6-7-6-24 without a problem and the lowest timings you can get for ddr3 is 6-6-6-24. m 0 l falseg0d August 2, 2010 6:28:42 PM I'll do some research on them, I'm just not fond of the brand. m 0 l mrhoshos96 August 2, 2010 6:32:51 PM Mushkin is a tier 1 brand it has great quality and reasnable prices i mean they made the fastest kits of ddr3 for the x58 platafom m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Yet another first time Gaming rig builder. Evaluate my setup. Forum Yet another rate my gaming/work rig Forum Yet ANOTHER gaming rig spec to consider Forum Solvedhey guys / gals yet another $1k gaming pc build help! Forum SolvedYet another Gaming PC for $800 build Forum SolvedYet Another Review My "Gaming" Build Thread Forum SolvedYet Another "Good PC but Slow Game" Thread! Forum SolvedYet another request for gaming mouse recommendations...but this time with genuine specifics! Forum SolvedHelp with Yet Another New Gaming Build Forum SolvedYet another first time gaming PC build Forum Yet another reasonably-priced Sandy Bridge build! - $1000 budget Forum Yet Another $1000 PC Build... Forum Yet another Gaming PC Build help thread! Forum SolvedYet another gaming PC Forum Yet another Budget Gaming PC Request Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !