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Gaming PC for 1000 - Mobo/Case/GPU help

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October 24, 2010 9:59:11 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: End of this week to Nov 1st-ish, capable of waiting for black friday

Budget Range: 1000, capable of going up to 1200 for second graphics card only

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming at highest settings Fallout New Vegas, L4D2, Just Cause 2, Starcraft 2

Parts Not Required: Keyboard/Mouse/Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: America

Parts Preferences: AMD 955 CPU because of cost, 6870 gpu(s) because of price/performance

Overclocking: Yes

Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments/Main questions: Not sure if everything will fit in the Antec 900 or if I should go with a HAF 22, found good combo deals on both. Unsure if the mobo is good enough/large enough to comfortably fit 2 6870's. Should I wait and buy another 6870 later? Or buy two now so I get one before they run out? Sapphire I've heard to be a good brand.

PSU & RAM - - 169.98

Case & CPU - - 239.94
Im going 955 because I plan on upgrading to the new Intel CPU's when they come out and it looked like the best price/performance for now.

OS - Windows 7 OEM 99.99 -

GPU - - 239.99 - Extra budget room for another of these cards if I should buy now

MOBO - - 89.99 - Seen this one recommended before, looks nice, is there better around this price?

Hard Drive - - 69.99 - Went with the Samsung Spinpoint because its recommended so much and SSD's are too expensive for me right now on a just gaming computer.

DVD Burner - - 18.99 - Highest rated on newegg

Total comes to - $928.87 before the 30$ rebate on one of the combos so about $898.87 after
if I add another 6870 it comes to $1169.86 before and $1139.86 after.
Thanks in advance for your help, I put in alot of time searching to hopefully not waste yours and not sound retarded.
October 24, 2010 10:33:16 PM

Solid build... Good choices all around...

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October 24, 2010 11:05:06 PM

If you're going to OC then you might want to pick up a aftermarket heatsink for your CPU. The hyper 212+ is a good choice. You could also pick up some thermal paste and second fan while you're at it.


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October 25, 2010 2:43:06 AM

Thanks for the tip, I'll look into it. Probably wont do that until I get one of the new intel cpus.
October 25, 2010 2:43:33 AM

Best answer selected by MrToan.