Gaming PC build for around $1,000

Hey, I'm building a PC to buy (hopefully) tonight, and I'd like to know a few things.. I'm pretty sure everything is good for what I need, but I'm not sure about the Motherboard and Power Supply.

As always, if you see anything else that might need ajustment, please let me know and tell me what I should replace it with. :)

Here we go:

CPU + Motherboard (combo): $351 (-$40 MIR)
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760


EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

PSU: $127.50 (-$20 MIR)
XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Memory: $98
G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO

Video Card: $225 (-$20 MIR)
MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Case: $70 (-$20 MIR)
RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case

Hard Drive: $50
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD Drive: $24
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Wireless Adapter: $25
AZiO AWD102N IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI Wireless Adapter Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA/WPA2; 64/128-bit WEP; TKIP/AES

Grand Total: $997.00
Mail in Rebates: $90.00

Note: I am not buying any one of the items because of the MIR, the MIR doesn't effect my choice.

So please let me know if anything could be revised for a better product without going to a crazy high price..

Also, I will have to be using WiFi instead of a Ethernet cable, since the router is a floor below me (directly) and I'm not sure how I'd cable it down there..

So if anything could be better without making the price too high, that'd be great!


*UPDATE: Changed PSU + Memory.
**UPDATE: Switch Hard Drives.
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  1. Rats to you sp12, you beat me to the punch!

    I guess you are using this for gaming? The PSU is actually a bit overpowered. Antec recommends, even if you get a second Graphics card, only 477 watts. Here, check their power supply calculator out:

    Other than that, just follow sp12's speedy advice :D
  2. Would the Mobo he suggested be a better choice for some OC'ing, Gaming and Video editing? I'm looking for quality.
  3. Still wondering about a quality mobo with some features.
  4. Well thank you OP - You and I are basically in the same boat, except your build seemed to blow mine away so I have modified it a lot lol. One thing I am having trouble confirming is the case. Would this one seem to have better air flow with the 140mm fan and 3x 120 fans?

    Also I would like to dual sli those graphics cards - could I opt for a phenom II? or is it simply not enough? and will the 850 watt be enough to power the system?

  5. In my opinion - Intel is far ahead of AMD... and are the best for all around computing. but thats just my opinion.. I didnt even see that case, I'll check it out.
  6. That one looks pretty good too... Perhaps slightly bigger? I like. Yeah I agree with intel, but the price has gotten wild for me lol. I would hate to have to only buy 1 gpu right now.. Lol 1500 might have to be my new limit... -_-
  7. Based solely on reviews though the Antec three hundred has way more.. Is the six hundred just a lot newer? The six hundred is slightly bigger in dimensions for $5 more, but not a lot.
  8. SP12 - or anyone for that matter, on that mobo you suggested is the Lossless HD audio like an integrated sound card? If so, is it quality? I was including a different audio card in my build but if I could skip on that it would save me $100.
  9. jbrussee what about a CPU cooler?
  10. I'm going to use the i5's cooler, unless its too hot then switch to a hyper 212 plus.
  11. Just bought my new PC. :))
  12. Congratulations!
  13. Gratz - Still browsing ><'' close though.. I think.
  14. What Case did you settle on?
  15. I did the 600. Hey eloric - do you know why when I shut it down, it has a siren noise?
  16. and the motherboard doesn't turn off.
  17. wtf??????
  18. I just checked the feedback in newegg on those Power Supply Units suggested, and a few people had a similar sounding problem (loud squealing sound after the computer is turned off). That might be it.
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