Gaming build 1000-1200

Approximate Purchase Date: before: dec 7 2010

Budget Range: 1000-1200 would like it closer to 1000 but not as important as getting the price/performce for parts.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gamming(wow, tf2, me 2, da origins) , movies, web surfing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse,OS

Preferred Website: wherever the best price is

Country of Origin: usa

Parts Preferences: dont care

Overclocking: yes

SLI or Crossfire: in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: im new to computer building so need adivce on are these parts best for their price, parts compatibility, will power supply handle sli 460 and overclocking the parts

COOLER MASTER HAF 922
Western Digital Caviar Black
ASUS VH242H
MSI CYCLONE 460 1gb
CORSAIR 750 tx
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8gb (2x4gb)
Intel Core i5-750 + ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212

total= $1243.79 rebates and shipping inc.
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  1. Looks really good. The Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB drive is faster than that WD one because it uses a single 500 GB platter for higher data density. Also, 8 GBs of RAM is gonna be overkill for just gaming. 4 is a comfortable amount. Other than that, build looks great.
  2. If small and cute sized but monster frames/$$ ratio appeals to ya :P

    $1062AR


    23"LCD $140 free ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824114004

    $1202AR

    The Radeon HD 5970: Completing AMD's Takeover of the High End GPU Market
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/2877
  3. batuchka said:
    If small and cute sized but monster frames/$$ ratio appeals to ya :P

    $1062AR
    http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/Untitled-704.jpg

    23"LCD $140 free ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824114004

    $1202AR

    The Radeon HD 5970: Completing AMD's Takeover of the High End GPU Market
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/2877


    I like your build alot but i had some question about it. never heard of in win. So dont know how it compares to the haf series. second if i wanted to overclock people keep saying you need ddr3 1600 for it. so with that i change some stuff and woundering what your take on the new selections. i change your dvd for $2 more but that no big deal xd.

    Mushkin Enhanced Silverline
    ASUS M4A87TD EVO
    COOLER MASTER HAF
    Sony Optiarc Black

    new total is $1226 ar and shipping
  4. Well the InWin Dragon Slayer is amongst the handful of mATX cases that is Hemlock worthy and reviewed here
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1399/1/
    Those are very good 1600/CL7 memory for the $$ as well
  5. Quote:
    second if i wanted to overclock people keep saying you need ddr3 1600 for it.


    No, that's for Intel but that CPU is black edition you can OC it without messing with the RAM.
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