$1000 AMD gaming build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: now

BUDGET RANGE: 1000 (including OS)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD & ATI

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050, 22 inch monitor

Here's what I'm looking at getting.

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO $99 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402

XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 $290 &
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition $166
with combo discount $431
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.460525

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231189

Antec Nine Hundred $100 &
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W $120
with combo discount $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.458432

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

ASUS Black 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner $22
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound $10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

Plus $100 for Windows 7 64-bit and that total is around $1050

After looking around at reviews and different deals for about 2 weeks now, this is what I've come to settle on, with a few uncertainties.

First, I'm unsure if I really need the thermal compound. But as I plan to OC, I thought it would be better than what may come with it.

Also, I've been debating on if I should get the Phenom 965 or 955. I reaqd somewhere that it's likley that AMD keeps the best CPU's for the higher priced 965. And since its only $20 more, I thought I would just do that. But I am on the fence on this minor issue.

Any suggestions, comments, or questions on anything would be very welcome.
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  1. I would usually say @ just 1680 x 1050 stick to single GPU solutions (even higher res) but if u dead set on CF:

    Tower $862AR


    Optional
    60GB SSD Sandforce controller $139AR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227542
  2. 5850 is overkill at ur reso, but i guess its good if u ever think of upgrading ur monitor. if you can get a combo with a 955 BE for cheaper its essentially the same as the 965 with a slower clock. they overclock to the same.

    batuchka's build is what i'd probably go for with the ssd. these things are seriously blazing fast, you cant knock it until you try it. i upgraded from a velociraptor and i've had no regrets at all, and my ssd isn't even a mindblowing one.

    btw, i had never even heard of antec 600's. they look awesome!
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