$1000-$1200 Gaming System

Hey guys, I've built a few systems in the past, but its definitely been a few years, and I've never tried overclocking but I'm willing to learn. My system recently crapped out so I need to get something soon.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $1000-$1200 Before Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (wow, SC2, D3), Internet, Office


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS...I have a decent case and an ATI HD 4770 video card


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference

Country of Origin: I currently live in Germany


Overclocking: Maybe (No AC in my house so it gets hot in the summer ~85F on some days...not sure if this makes a huge difference)


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: I'm willing to update my case and video card now if needed. The case is OK with 3 fans installed, but its not setup to fit something as big as the Radeon 5970. I'd also be OK with waiting a bit to update the video card if something better is on the horizon. Not really interested in water cooling.
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  2. I disagree with that review, I get 45 with a 5770....
  3. Atotalnoob said:
    I disagree with that review, I get 45 with a 5770....


    At that resolution and that level of AA/AF?
  4. max
  5. heres the settings from techreport.com
  6. ah that is at 2560X1600... I was talking about 1090P
  7. hehe. i forgive you for questioning me sources lol
  8. lol I didn't apoligize.... ownt.....

    we were just talking about different stuff.
  9. nah same stuff. We were both talking about this

    you were just confused xD
  10. lol yeah, I meant I was talking about 1080 and you were talking about 2560X1600...
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