First Gaming Computer. Looking to spend up too $1000.

Approximate Purchase Date: Ordering Parts This Week.

Budget Range: Around $1000 after rebates. Hopefully less.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing, Gaming)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or tigerdirect. Which ever is cheaper.

Country of Origin: States (IN)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Personally dont care. Aslong as it is to date and works well with everything.

Overclocking: Maybe.

SLI or Crossfire: eventually i will crossfire when i upgrade.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Playing on a 32'

Additional Comments:

I have been doing some research and getting some stuff together. As of right now this is what i have.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

Personally i dont know the difference between AMD and Itel.

ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Kingston 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9K3/6G

XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Now i know this is a expensive card, but im looking for some good stuff. (this is why i come to you. I just want the best for my money)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic Computer Case

LG Black 22X DVD+R

Rosewill RV2-700 700W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply

So this is what i have so far. I really dont think its too bad, but i want peoples opinion. If you can make it better for cheap, by all means-Do it

(btw this is my first time to this site and i have to say its great! Lots of information! )
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    PSU looks like major crap. Ram is triple channel, could get an Asrock 870 extreme3 mobo that's nicer and cheaper. 90$ 98$ (probably overkill)

    X6 chip for 14$ more:

    For 90$ less, I would get a GTX 470. 5870 just isn't a good buy right now in terms of price/performance.|14-162-049^14-162-049-TS%2C14-261-070^14-261-070-TS%2C14-187-110^14-187-110-TS Do note that this means you can't really crossfire as an upgrade path.

    And the PSU has to change. for 90$

    So that's 77$ cheaper for a nicer PSU, CPU, and mobo. 470 is very close to 5870 performance, but you do drop down to 4GB of ram. For gaming it's just as fine.
  2. Seems like a good deal. Ill check out every thing and see how it works. Thanks for the reply. Much appreciated.
  3. Best answer selected by zombieslovepie.
  4. dont get nvidia with amd... u wont be able to sli with amd but u will be able to crossfire...
  5. OK. Well Since i would want to crossfire later this year..want GPU should i get that matches the gtx 470
  6. 5850 or 5870 are both good choises
  7. All right as far as right now this is what i have.

    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor ( in a combo, comes out to be $177)

    ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard ($89.00)

    XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular ($129.00, also comes with a $20 rebate)

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL ($91.99)

    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ($44.99)

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($74.99)

    LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22LP20 LightScribe Support - OEM ($17.99)

    XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity ($269.99, also with a $10 rebate.)

    Scythe SCKTN-3000 92mm Sleeve "KATANA3" 3Heat Pipes CPU Cooler ($28.69, Not sure about this tho, Im thinking of overclocking so i thought i would get a better heatsink..but its cheap so i dont know if it would be better))

    OCZ Diesel 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBDSL4G (Free)

    AMD Battlefield Bad Company 2 Gift Coupon ( Free, Not sure if its the full game or what it is. Combo with the processor)

    Thats about it. The grand total is $933.02 thats including shipping. Think it turned out ppretty well.

    what you think?
  8. change the case for a better brand....

    change the ram for cl7 (those are cl9)

    change the hdd for samsung spinpoint f3

    and change the hsf for cooler master hyper 212 plus
  9. Whats the difference between cl9 and cl7

    and i changed the hsf and the hdd

    what kind of case would you suggest.
  10. the diference is the latency... it work beter at lower latency....

    for the case the first one u choose was fine (haf 912) or if u want any suggestion i really like lancool pc k62 but its expensier
  11. gotcha!

    that case does look nice...but little more then i want to spend on a case.

    CHeck this one and see what you think
  12. mosox said:
    A 650W PSU can easily run two HD5850:

    he will be also overclocking.. and that wattage its too tight....
  13. The combo i had was this one

    Alright, I grabbed your first combo. ( your fav)

    also the ram...cheaper and better.

    anything else to make it better and cheaper...cause it keeps getting better and better
  14. Scratch that...i took this one off of Juanchioo

    so now i need a PSU

    Would that 750 be fine..or is it too much to have right now?
  15. i would get 750w... with that u can get another video card in the future and add things without any problem
  16. i dont like thermaltake.. i bought one and it was noisy bad quality no cable managment at all and badd coling...
  17. allrighty...ill see if they any other combos like that with abetter psu
  18. The 5850 is about 150W at load, two of them + the CPU is max 450W. The other stuff no more than 50W. So we're looking at 500W. Say 550 in the most demanding stress tests. So, 650W is plenty. And it's very unlikely to have a 5850 crossfire setup running at full capacity.

    But if you want more, you have this combo:
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