Yet another $1000 gaming rig Tags: New Build Gaming Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove cmcghee358 Gaming Expert 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? | Report abuse cmcghee358 Gaming Expert July 31, 2010 7:31:14 PM 988 before shipping and MIR | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse Related ressources Yet Another <$1k Gaming Rig . :) A more experienced pov, please? - Forum Yet Another new i7 gaming build ~ $1600 range - Forum Yet Another $ 1000 PC Build... - Forum Opinions for new rig ( yet another one) - Forum Yet Another ~ 1000 gaming build, AMD Phen2 x4 or i-750? - Forum Ask the community Publish cmcghee358 Gaming Expert 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. | Report abuse 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... | Report abuse cmcghee358 Gaming Expert 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. | Report abuse 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... | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse falseg0d August 1, 2010 2:26:53 AM Wow, just my luck. that ram is gone. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse falseg0d August 2, 2010 6:28:42 PM I'll do some research on them, I'm just not fond of the brand. | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Yet another $1000 gaming rig> Related ressources: ForumYet another gaming rig for a friend, $1200 ForumYet another gaming build... Forum$ 1000 Budget First Time Gaming Rig Forum$ 1000 AMD GAMING RIG HELP ForumYet another computer virgin. Forum1st build gaming rig build - under $ 1000 any advice? ForumYet ANOTHER gaming rig spec to consider ForumYet another I7 Build, What do you guys think and what cooler to use ForumYet another system analysis ForumGaming Rig for $ 1000 or less ForumFirst Time builder Gaming Rig - $800 - $ 1000 ForumYet another $600 Budget Gaming Rig ForumNew Build, any good? Forum$1200 Gaming PC - Advice Would be Nice ForumLess than $600 gaming system More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !