Gaming Rig @1000 using i7950 without VC Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: October 1, 2010 6:28 AM in Systems Share bwisitero October 1, 2010 6:03:04 AM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Money on Hand BUDGET RANGE: USD $1000 for the build less the card since I already have GTX 480 USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming SC2, Mafia.. Doing some programming and photoshop CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: 480 GTX OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: I'm eyeing an i7 950 for the processor. Case can be temporary cause I can buy a better one later. PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to get for the best rated instead of the most expensive for most parts. OVERCLOCKING: Possible SLI in the future. MONITOR RESOLUTION: I can always buy another monitor or borrow one. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am unsure if SLI is best since i'll already be using a 480. By the time, I choose to go dual, there setup might be obsolete. More about : gaming rig 1000 i7950 gkay09 a b 4 Gaming October 1, 2010 6:12:49 AM ^ What PSU do you have ? Anonymous a b 4 Gaming October 1, 2010 6:13:43 AM Intel Core i7 950 Bloomfield http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASRock X58 Extreme 3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CORSAIR XMS 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX6GX3M3A1333C9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COOLER MASTER RC-P100-RKR1 Red / Black Steel / Plastic / mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with eXtreme Power Plus 550W Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Samsung BX2335 23'' 2ms 1920x1080 LED BackLight LCD monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Kensington Pro Fit Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard &Kensington Pro Fit Black 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Full-Size Mouse - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Total 1000$ Related resources Just bought my first gaming rig , can I upgrad to RAID 0? - Forum Mobo for I7-950 - Forum New PC Build, looking for Suggestions on this i7-950 based beast - Forum $ 1000 -1200 Gaming rig , please review - Forum New Gaming Rig [750$- 1000 $] - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anonymous a b 4 Gaming October 1, 2010 6:15:32 AM if there is any mistakes in this post pls forgive me bcoz i am a newbie gkay09 a b 4 Gaming October 1, 2010 6:28:11 AM ^ Good try, but some links are broken,...fix those... Also the HDD that you have selected is OK, but now there are newer better ones like Samsung F3s and the newer WD Blacks... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMystery Stuttering! i7-950 + GTX 560 Ti ForumRate my $ 1000 build ( gaming rig ). ForumDIY mid-range gaming rig order. How did I do? ForumHTPC + RAID 5 + Bittorrent + DLNA Box ForumPhenom II X4 965 vs. Core i7-950 Forum$ 1000 -$1200 Multimedia/Adobe Photoshop & AE/ Gaming SB Build (UPDATED) ForumCustom i7 Gaming Rig - Budget close to $2000 ForumHelp with gaming rig plan please... ForumGaming Rig for around $1500 Forum[SOLVED] $3,000 Gaming Rig Intel i7 base Forum$2000 gaming rig - overdoing it? ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC Forum"All Around" Build Under $450 Advice (Ready to buy) - Updated 10/7 ForumNeed advice for MMO Gaming rig ForumOpinion on My Low-Budget Gaming Build? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !