Under 1200 gaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: not sure, in a few months, maybe after november

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates --- under 1200 or cheapest future proof

System Usage from Most to Least Important: multitasking, playing game, video watching editing ( alot of ps3 media server streaming) , internet surfing. i would like to do this all at the same time with 3 monitors or 2.

Parts Not Required: reusing mouse, keyboard old style plug 5 pin plugs not usb.
computer parts already have are:

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 AMD Limited Edition AM-932-RWN1-GP Red Steel / Plastic / Mesh bezel ATX Full Tower Computer Case


COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RS850-AMBAJ3-US 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible Five 8mm Heatpipes Dual 120mm Fans Intel & AMD Universal CPU Cooler CLP0564


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com and microcenter

Country of Origin: midwest, usa

Parts Preferences: im looking forward for a intel x58 set up

Overclocking: have never done it before, but would like to learn

SLI or Crossfire: in the near future when price drop down

Monitor Resolution: i dont have a monitor now, still using old vga monitor and a 720p 32 inch lcd tv. when i save more money i would like to play in high resolution 1080p and higher 23 inch monitors and higher

Additional Comments:

i want an intel x58 set up,
i want to know if i can fit intel stuff into that cooler master haf 932 amd editon with out any problem
i am a total newb, this will be my first build, my one and only computer is a dell dimension 8100 about 11 years old now, still working but very very slow, and a toshiba a505 laptop

never built a computer before, i have installed ram, hard drives, gpu and dvd to my dell 8100, but other than that i have no idea how to connect cpu, cpu coolers, fans, THERMAL PASTING THE CPU !! is a big concern for me and about wrong wiring and setting up bios for rams,

i got the haf 932 amd editon, psu, and thermaltake frio on newegg all for $265 only

if i build an intel x58 i will get the i7-930 at micro center for $215 total

or should i get i7-950 for $247,
i dont know if it will make any difference

i have no idea about motherboards, but im looking at gigabytes ud3r
please advise me to a mobo to similar price and functionality

no idea about ram, maybe some cheap corsair ram


or some other ram that will have no trouble booting up, under $130 , and able to easily overclock

i dont plan to xfire for sli now, due to cash limitations, maybe in the future
looking for maybe a 460, seems its better then ati 5830, cheaper then 5850 with similar performance

or should i go up a bit to a 470 and use one card only
i want something under or around $250, lifetime warranty is big for me

is there a different with stock clock speed, to manufatures overclock speed, like evga, msi oc cards
can i just get a stock clock speed card and over clock it with software, or are manufature cards overclock the card physically

i also like the amd build, with the asus crossfire 4 board, so it match my case, and a 1090t core cpu

are these two builds similar in power, if so would u guys recommend amd

but mostly i like to know if intel x58 board fit into that amd editon case, im hoping it has same motherboard layout as the regular haf32

please reply, i appreciate your help
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  1. the case,PSU, and cooler are all fine and should work fine,
    there are also tons of tutorials on youtube for building you own PC even ones from newegg using the haf 922 (the little brother of the 932)

    The Dual GPU's give you sli thats right at the end of your budget seeing as how the sparkle GPU's are the only ones with a lifetime warranty,
    BUT it'd be much cheaper to get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261073

    GTX 470 *Future Proof* and you could always buy a second one later on

    and thermal paste is also explained in the newegg build tutorial.
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