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Building a gaming system $1000 budget

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November 11, 2010 2:26:32 AM

I want to build a pretty awesome gaming rig from the ground up case and all the components in the tower. Will 1000 us budget cover the costs or will i need more ?
November 11, 2010 2:31:08 AM

Yes. You can build a fairly good system with $1000. Give it a few hours on here and you will have many suggestions.
November 11, 2010 2:33:38 AM

will it be enough to get for the most 3 graphics cards sli or atleast 2 and a quad core processor ?
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November 11, 2010 2:34:32 AM

how much will it cost to built not just a fairly good system but a very awesome one ? how much more will i have to invest ?
November 11, 2010 2:43:17 AM

You don't need 3 video cards to SLI or Crossfire. You have a budget of $1000, you only need 1 video card for now later SLI or Crossfire when you need it.
November 11, 2010 3:39:41 AM

CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 955 $152.99

Motherboard
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 $139.99

Memory
G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB $84.99

Video Card
Get XFX it has double lifetime warranty but Sapphire is also good.
XFX 6870 $264.99

SAPPHIRE 6870 $254.99

Hard Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB $74.99

Optical Drive
Sony Optiarc DVD Burner $19.99

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 $89.98

Power Supply
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W $109.99

Heatsink
Scythe SCMG-2100 $39.99

I'm wondering if you need a monitor or not but I have Asus VW246H great monitor but other one would be same.
ASUS VH236H 23" $189.99

ASUS VW246H 24" $209.99

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium $99.99

Total: $1077.89 without monitor
November 11, 2010 4:05:03 AM

Here you go:

Intel Core i5-760: $208.99
N82E16819115067


ASUS SABERTOOTH: $149.99
N82E16813131601


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB): $179.99
N82E16820231314



Next line is for (2) Graphics Cards:$149.99 each ($299.98)
GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-768I GeForce GTX 460 768MB 192-bit
N82E16814125334



Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB: $64.99
N82E16822136319


CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W 80 PLUS Certified: $89.99
N82E16817139006


COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black Full Tower: $139.99
N82E16811119230



Total $1133.92



A little over...
You could go with one Graphics card for now. This one is better as a single card.

GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 1GB 256-bit GDDR5: $179.99
N82E16814125333


That brings it down to: $1013.93

If you saved up and bought another of the 256bit cards like above at $179.99 WOW look out!!



Hmmm...Links dont work You look them up at newegg. Im taking off the broke links.

Add:

Sony Optiarc Black 24X $19.99
N82E16827118039

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 120mm CPU Cooler: $31.90
N82E16835103065

You are at $1065.00 With (1) Graphics Card.....256-bit

You are at $1185.81 with (2) Graphics cards .....192-bit X 2




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