$1100-$1400 Build needs a lookover Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 9, 2010 6:33 PM in Systems Share wesinseattle August 9, 2010 4:14:48 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: 600-800) 1100-1400 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching movies, doing work PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, audio equipment PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or amazon COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.A. PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SeaSonic X650 Gold 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Will my power supply be enough? Even if I added a second card in the future? What Should I improve? What items are overkill? More about : 1100 1400 build lookover batuchka August 9, 2010 4:16:27 PM That kind of budget u should not have to compromise down to 8/8 boards hehe $1200AR, +$100 for OS wesinseattle August 9, 2010 4:33:21 PM I also wanted to get onboard graphics. I might not get the 5970 just yet. I dont think any of the fx mb have onboard graphics. Also I read somewhere that it 8x/8x isn't a whole lot away from 16x 16x. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Silvune August 9, 2010 6:33:16 PM I think only two things need to be addressed with your build. The first is the cooler: the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus is not worth $50, either get it from somewhere else or get the Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B $35 ($7 shipping) if you want a cooler that is a bit quiet. Or the Scythe Yasya $55 ($7 shipping) for worse noise at full fan speed, but better cooling and includes a fan control dial. With either of these coolers you would probably want to use RAM without tall heatspreaders. Such as G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO or this GeIL Value PLUS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) GVP34GB1333C7DC. The second is that for a system with two (non-OCed) 5870s I would recommend a good 750W PSU. Probably an 850W one if you were going to be OCing your graphics cards. Batuchka already came up with a really good suggestion for a 750W unit. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumCheck on $ 1100-1400 Sandy Bridge Gaming Build ForumFirst time builder: $ 1100-$1400 gaming rig ForumFirst Build - $1489 Needs a lookover ForumBest Reliable OC Build I came up with 1100-1400 $ ForumFirst time builder here: Need a $ 1,100-$1,400 Gaming Computer ForumNeed someone to lookover my $1700 build . ForumGaming PC for CHF 1'200-1'500 (USD 1'100-1'400 ) ForumJust need a quick look-over ForumFirst timer - Can you please give this a lookover ? ForumNew Build , Quick Lookover b4 I buy? ForumGaming Rig for Tom's ppl to decide ( 1100-1400 ) ForumFinal lookover for ~$1500 build ForumFirst gaming pc, buying today please lookover ForumFinal Lookover Buying This Week ForumLook-over and recommendations. ForumBuying within HOURS, need last lookover /confirmation ForumPCI compatibility question ForumNeed help again with i5 gaming build. ForumHelp with solid build for gaming ForumAMD w/ x-fire or Intel i5-750 build? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !