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$1000 AMD 6-core gaming rig

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August 2, 2010 5:22:17 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

BUDGET RANGE: Around $1000 with rebates (give or take)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor (1080p)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg & Microcenter

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States / North America

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: SLI yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: First PC build... Woot!

Here is my public Newegg Wishlist:


Any contribution is welcome. I'm from the mac side and this build is my first PC (gave up on apple). Mostly for FFXIV (Me) & The sims (The woman). Anything to skew this build into favor the better. Will add another 460 for sli later on (a couple months after build, due to the review done here at Toms). This is for purely gaming. The 6-core is for "future proof" sake even though the saying is laughable. However FFXIV takes advantage of cpu core/clock and most likely in the future more so once the code gets optimized.

Anything else I need?

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August 2, 2010 5:50:41 AM

^ Hi, make the wishlist as a PublicWishList for us to see or post the part names here...

And generally going SLI with AMD CPUs is not a good option as the SLI boards available for AMD dont have as good performance as Crossfire boards and are sometimes flaky...
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August 2, 2010 3:26:37 PM

Didn't know it takes up to 24 hours once you make a list public... for it to be public... bah!

Case:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:Nine Hundred
Item #:N82E16811129021
$99.99 (-$20.00 rebate) = $79.99

Power Supply:
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W
Model #:TP-750
Item #:N82E16817371025
$114.99 (-$25.00 rebate, -$20.00 combo with case) = $69.99

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3
Model #:GA-890FXA-UD5
Item #:N82E16813128441
$179.99

Processor:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
Model #:HDT55TFBGRBOX
Item #:N82E16819103851
$199.99 (-$30.00 combo with Motherboard) = $169.99

Video Card:
GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB
Model #:GV-N460OC-1GI
Item #:N82E16814125333
$229.99

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Model #:GFC-00599
Item #:N82E16832116754
$99.99 (-$10.00 combo with Video Card) = $89.99

Ram:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model
Model #:F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
Item #:N82E16820231276
$99.99

Harddrive:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
Model #:HD502HJ
Item #:N82E16822152181
$54.99

DVD Drive:
LITE-ON DVD Writer - Bulk - Black SATA
Model #:iHAS224-06
Item #:N82E16827106333
$19.99

Heatsink:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
Model #:RR-B10-212P-G1
Item #:N82E16835103065
$30.00 (Purchase elsewhere, not newegg)

$1025 total
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August 3, 2010 4:44:11 AM

^ First thing is you cannot SLI on that board...
If you want to go SLI, then Intel i5 would be a better option...
For this budget, why not an Intel build ? And as for gaming, IMO 4 Cores would suffice and also once overclocked, they would perform better...
I am suggesting an Intel build based on the budget and your SLI requirements only...
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August 3, 2010 4:46:43 AM
August 3, 2010 12:00:32 PM

Actually FFXIV is more red camp friendly whilst SC2 with AA (until drivers resolved) is green camp so why not just go 16/16 no compromising HD 5850CF capable?

$936AR


See TA890FXE take the price/performance crown as shown in our very own forums' 890FX high octane AM3 mobos shoot out @@
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-890fx-crosshair...
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