$1000 AMD 6-core gaming rig

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:
https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=13652992

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?
6 answers Last reply
More about 1000 core gaming
  1. ^ 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...
  2. 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
  3. ^ 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...
  4. 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-iv-formula-890fxa-ud7,2640-14.html
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Systems Product