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$1100-$1500 Gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: within 2 weeks, BLACK FRIDAY if possible


Budget Range: $1100-$1500ish


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Pretty Much Pure Gaming


Parts Not Required: KB/M, Speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg


Country of Origin: US


Parts Preferences:Want to try an Intel CPU and preferably an ATI GPU. Bad luck with Nvidia but willing to try.


Overclocking: Maybe (Don't know how but would if taught how)


SLI or Crossfire: Yes or at least SLI or Crossfire ready


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 preferably


Additional Comments: Would like to try water cooling if it fits within budget. I plan on selling my current build below so obviously I want the new build to be stronger, faster, better etc.

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Current Build

Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

PSU:CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ940XCGIBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471

MB: DFI LP DK 790FX-M2RS AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136044

MEM:4 GB DDR2-800Mhz

GPU:SAPPHIRE 100277L Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (x2) in Crossfire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102835

Monitor:BenQ FP202W Black 20.1" 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 600:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014105

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
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  2. vindictive said:


    Thanks for the reply. That setup looks good but would those 2 gpu's run together ok without any cooling?
  3. Yes, the 68xx series run cooler then the 5xxx series, which was already very cool.
  4. ^mhm
  5. I think you'll want to do better than an 8ms response time on that monitor. Look for 2 or at the very least 5.
  6. Thank you all for the response. I'll be ordering these in a few days but if you think of any updates to what you already gave me it would be welcome.
  7. Best answer selected by hova.
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