Advice on $1000 dollar system

Approximate Purchase Date: next week


Budget Range: $1000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,converting ,movies with convertxto dvd


Parts Not Required:keyboard,mouse , monitor,speakers,


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: new egg amazon really don't matter much as long its a good deal


Country of Origin: united states


Parts Preferences: not really got a preference tend to hear good things about amd


Overclocking: yes if it would help me get more power for the cash


SLI or Crossfire: yes if needed


Monitor Resolution: going to buy this monitor so maybe this helps here's link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001425
be free to suggest a different monitor if u feel i'm making a poor decision i just want one with TV capabilities like this one really if u know better then please let me know
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  1. hey guys i was browsing seen this http://www.hardware-revolution.com/1000-gaming-computer/
    would this be able to play crisis full detail and fall out call of duty black ops etc or would i need something little better i just seen this so i still want some good builds just curious what u guys thought about this build also if u think i can do better please let me know thanks
  2. Cpu:AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    Motherboard:ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131644

    Memory:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model 996829
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226127

    Gpu:XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150507

    HDD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    Psu:XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207002

    Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
  3. this is a better build than the above listed
  4. will this build play call of duty black ops and fall out new vegas and crisis ? wioth some nice eye candy?


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    this is a better build than the above listed
  5. yeah for sure
  6. all right and that card can out perform the geforce gtx 460's in sli?
    and do i just need 1 of that card u suggested or 2?


    Quote:
    yeah for sure
  7. u can go for 2 for 1200$
    this build is equipped with high performance gaming memory
    a BE CPU
    and an XFX 6870 that is capable of beating the gtx 470
    instead of goin for 2 gtx 460's u should go for this bcoz it can also play the above listed games at max resolutions and it is behind by gtx 460 by just 5-10 fps
    U can Crossfire it in the future and it will be a beast
    Got It?
  8. k i hope im not bugging u m8 k im new to the whole crossfire thing but i like the term u used beast so if i chose to crossfire with 2 of these cards is it hard to crossfire do u just got to put the 2 cards inb the board and thats it ? also so basically this build knocks down the one i mentioned and stomps on it basically right ? also so the above mentioned gam,es max resolution and ful ldeati lsettings with the crossfire of those cards u mentioned is possible easily?


    Quote:
    u can go for 2 for 1200$
    this build is equipped with high performance gaming memory
    a BE CPU
    and an XFX 6870 that is capable of beating the gtx 470
    instead of goin for 2 gtx 460's u should go for this bcoz it can also play the above listed games at max resolutions and it is behind by gtx 460 by just 5-10 fps
    U can Crossfire it in the future and it will be a beast
    Got It?
  9. Siva's build is good for the most part.

    However, you should probably grab a 750w PSU for 6870 Crossfire and beyond - like the Corsair HX-750.

    A bit of excess power = a good thing. Power supply runs at lower load, meaning less heat, quieter, longer life and greater efficiency - basically means you'll still have it for your next build, and probably the one after that - worth the extra 30$.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010&Tpk=hx%20750

    Also in regards to Motherboard, and RAM get the following and save some cash;

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128441&cm_re=890fx-_-13-128-441-_-Product

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303&cm_re=g_skill_ripjaw_1600-_-20-231-303-_-Product


    Also - grab a CPU cooler, as an x4 955 will go to 3.8ghz without any effort at all;

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=212%2b-_-35-103-065-_-Product


    Notice how the parts i've recommended all have high newegg feedback? They're popular for a reason. :)

    Peace
  10. Oh also don't pay for a Black Edition 6870 - complete waste of money.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161349&cm_re=6870-_-14-161-349-_-Product

    All 6870s are just reference models at the moment, and will all overclock higher than what the black edition is clocked at without any effort.

    Oh also - basic DVD burner, often forgotten.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289&cm_re=lite_on_dvd-_-27-106-289-_-Product


    Also in regards to the screen, usually can't go wrong with Samsung, however if you're very interested in the TV tuner business, you might be better off with a PCI-E tuner card and a regular screen, though hopefully others will be better able to advise. I assume you might be able to save a bit, or get a better screen / better tuner out of having them separate.
  11. so nerdbox they aint no performance difference in your suggested board and memory then what was previously suggested ?


    Nerdbox87 said:
    Oh also don't pay for a Black Edition 6870 - complete waste of money.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161349&cm_re=6870-_-14-161-349-_-Product

    All 6870s are just reference models at the moment, and will all overclock higher than what the black edition is clocked at without any effort.

    Oh also - basic DVD burner, often forgotten.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289&cm_re=lite_on_dvd-_-27-106-289-_-Product


    Also in regards to the screen, usually can't go wrong with Samsung, however if you're very interested in the TV tuner business, you might be better off with a PCI-E tuner card and a regular screen, though hopefully others will be better able to advise. I assume you might be able to save a bit, or get a better screen / better tuner out of having them separate.
  12. 2000mhz RAM vs 1600mhz is not noticeable, except possibly via benchmarking software, which means next to nothing for real performance and nothing for gaming.

    The 1600mhz CL7 Ripjaws are basically the standard for a gaming rig at the moment - and what i've got. They've got 5/5 rating from 250+ reviews for a reason :)

    The motherboard is not quite as good - but is awesome, and better than mine. It will not effect anything you plan to do, unless you're a crazy overclocker (which you aren't) and even then the differences would be tiny.

    If you'd like to save further cash I can recommend;

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128435&cm_re=ud3h-_-13-128-435-_-Product

    Only real difference is that it is 8x 8x crossfire, not 16x 16x. In regards to 6870 crossfire performance we're talking about 4% slower, which I think is fine given the decent savings (which can be put towards your second card)

    Personally I decided on the above cheaper board and i'm running 6870s in crossfire.
  13. By the way, there are some crazy freaks on this site that watch newegg constantly for combos and other crazy savings.

    Hopefully one of these guys posts one of their builds soon - as thats where it's at!

    I'm Australian, so not as on the ball with US deals - too busy paying our ridiculous inflated costs ;)
  14. are they anyone else maybe with some opinions before i start ordering parts ?
  15. anyone got and good combos that might help me out ?
  16. Here is what I have So far.
    Also I've been Told the motherboard is overkill so I'm hoping for some suggestions on a replacement.I would like to crossfire the 6870's so if i could find a cheaper motherboard that would still give me good performance I would like to buy another 6870.So any suggestions are welcome and very much appreciated.Well here is the build.



    Cpu:AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808


    Motherboard:ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131644


    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303&cm_re=g_skill_ripjaw_1600-_-20-231-303-_-Product


    Gpu:HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161349&cm_re=6870-_-14-161-349-_-Product
    going to crossfire soon not right away

    HDD:HDD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Psu:CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010&Tpk=hx%20750


    Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    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=N82E16835103065&cm_re=212%2b-_-35-103-065-_-Product

    Also this motherboard has been recommended to me as well

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128441&cm_re=890fx-_-13-128-441-_-Product
  17. This can fix the lack of USB 3.0 when you need one -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813995004
  18. are they any way i can get 2 6870s crossfire with $1000 cause with my set up now im $200 over budget anyone got some suggestions thank you g kay for the help also
  19. If you feel comfortable doing a simple overclock, and don't plan to use the stock cooler anyway, I'd suggest:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103644]

    most people are getting immediate speeds to 3.8ghz right off the bat.

    Or, get a PII X2, and unlock it to a Quad. Very easy to do:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103846]

    As for mobo, depends how set you are on having USB 3.0 / SATA 6.0 now, or are willing to add a card for it later. If you will add a card later for it, I'd use:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131636]

    Great board, great overclocker, full of features. $139. Plus work great for unlocking PII X2 chips.

    If you want the updated USB/SATA now:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131655]

    Full featured, also easy unlocks PII X2 chips, all the bells and whistles you need, $165.

    For what it sounds like you want too do, either of those board would work great.

    For graphics. The PSU you selected, should work fine, but for dual 6870's I would bump up to the HX850 for $20 more. As reference in a complete i7 system:

    Dual 6850's in Xfire: Idle 186w Full Load 393w

    Dual 6870's in Xfire: Idle 184w Full Load 421w

    HX850 PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011&Tpk=HX850]

    Personally I'd go with the dual 6850's.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908&cm_re=Radeon_HD_6850-_-14-102-908-_-Product]

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121399&cm_re=Radeon_HD_6850-_-14-121-399-_-Product]

    But if you are dead set on 6870's in Xfire(the HIS you wanted just sold out which means NewEgg won't be getting more):

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150506&cm_re=Radeon_HD_6870-_-14-150-506-_-Product]

    Double Lifetime Warranty on cards.

    If you can wait a few days or week to order parts, I would go for the Asus cards over any of the other brands:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121401&cm_re=Radeon_HD_6870-_-14-121-401-_-Product]

    Asus makes probably the best rock solid ATI cards. I am a bit partial to Sapphire cards myself which are also solid.

    But as I said, I would take the 6850's in Xfire before I take the 6870's. First, the 6850's will take less power, and run a bit cooler though not much. Between the 2 cards set up in Xfire, the 6870's for most games is only going to give you about an 8 - 12FPS gain. To me, not really worth spending the extra $40 - 60 to gain 8 - 12FPS.

    Again, this is all just personal opinion, but it's what I would do.

    Hope this helps ya some.
  20. $696AR, quad + HD 6870 and crossfire capable?


    +$240 for another HD 6870

    $936 before after mkt cooler/fans

    Edit: Get ya HD 6870s here
    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=PC-6870_1G&title=PowerColor-ATI-Radeon-HD6870-1GB-DDR5-2DVI-HDMI-2x-Mini-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-Video-Card
  21. Quote:

    For graphics. The PSU you selected, should work fine, but for dual 6870's I would bump up to the HX850 for $20 more. As reference in a complete i7 system:

    thats completely wrong.. AMD's own website suggest a minimum of a 600W psu for Crossfire 6870's. Get the XFX Black Edition 750W modular, Silver certified - $130. You will never max out 750W with CF 6870's.
  22. Forgot to mention a couple things about the RAM. The default speed on the RAM for whatever board/CPU setup you get will be DDR3 1333 anyway, so I would just run a high end 1333 kit. Running a DDR3 1600 kit, you will barely notice any difference, if you do even notice, versus running a DDR3 1333 kit. Recommendations I would use:

    OCZ DDR3 1600 $91.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227572]

    Those OCZ's are only $4 more, with much better timings (6-8-6-24), and OCZ has phenomenal support. What I would do, is maybe drop them too 1333, or maybe 1466, and tighten the timings more. But that's me.

    Mushkin Enhanced DDR3 1333 $79.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226131]

    Those Mushkin are 7-7-7-20 1T, and will overclock awesome if you want too bump them up. You might be able too keep those stock timings and overclock them too 1600. I use only Mushkin and Crucial RAM, because they use premium RAM IC's, and are kicka$$ overclocking RAM. I run my DDR3 1333 Crucial Ballistix at 6-6-6-18 1T @ 1566 since the day I got'm. Mushkin also has probably THE best customer service in the business. IF you ever have any kind of issue, they will go above and beyond too help resolve it. By far the best company I have ever dealt with.

    If you want to use G.Skill as a personal preference, I'd go with:

    DDR3 1333 CAS7 $79.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276]

    DDR3 1333 CAS8 $69.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231180]
  23. Quote:

    Mushkin Enhanced DDR3 1333 $79.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226131]

    Those Mushkin are 7-7-7-20 1T, and will overclock awesome if you want too bump them up. You might be able too keep those stock timings and overclock them too 1600.

    Same Exact RAM same timings, DDR3 1600 for the same price... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226103&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=
    Edit: Sorry timings are a little slower. 7-9-7-24
  24. Quote:
    thats completely wrong.. AMD's own website suggest a minimum of a 600W psu for Crossfire 6870's. Get the XFX Black Edition 750W modular, Silver certified - $130. You will never max out 750W with CF 6870's.



    PSU wattage tested on an i7 965 system using both single and dual cards. It is correct.

    AMD's recommendations is for a BARE minimum PSU, and an average user system.

    And nothing personal, but I wouldn't recommend XFX to anyone. Both me and my old roommate have had nothing but problems with multiple XFX products. Only reason I suggested the XFX 6870 to the OP is because it is the cheapest one still available on NewEgg.

    PSU usage: http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6850-6870-crossfirex-review/4]

    Corsair PSU's are some of the best on the market.
  25. you all are being very helpful i just want to let you all know im here just viewing and reading all this stuff
  26. This psu has a 10 on performance and a 9.7 overall on jonnyguru.com. Only 4 psu's ever have 10 on performance on his reviews.
    "Performance


    10

    Functionality


    9.5

    Value


    10

    Aesthetics


    8
    Total Score

    9.7"

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=184
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  28. hey what u guys think of this motherboard ?
    SUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131363&cm_re=asus_am3-_-13-131-363-_-Product

    or this one here
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131655
  29. Don't get the Powercolor 6870s that Batuchka suggested, they're a crappy brand and the only reason you'll be paying less is because it's crappy

    Don't believe everything you see, you get what you pay for
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