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~$1000 gaming rig (First build)

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December 28, 2010 1:53:58 AM

Hey guys, I posted a bit ago and did some of my own research and this so far is what I have come up with.

Uses: Gaming, light multitasking (powerpoint, etc)

Purchase Date: Asap

Crossfire: Yes (Shortly)


ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$19.99


Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm ...
Item #: N82E16811147144
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$59.99
$49.99


Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136533
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$89.99


ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157198
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$20.00 Instant
$109.99
$89.99


GIGABYTE GV-R685D5-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with ...
Item #: N82E16814125348
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
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-$10.00 Instant
$189.99
$179.99


CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...
Item #: N82E16817139006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$139.99
$109.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231303
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$69.99


AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX
Item #: N82E16819103849
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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$229.00
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Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $10.00
Item #: N82E168GC000001
Your Promotional Gift Card will be emailed 4 days after invoice.


Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116758
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$119.99


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$29.99
Subtotal: $988.91

I planned on adding a second card within a year, will everything be compatible? Will my PSU be able to handle two of these cards? I am sort of lost at what cords I will need, etc. Also, will these be adequate cooling once I crossfire? Also, slightly confused on the whole SSD thing, worth getting? Any feedback/opinons/calling me a moron would be greatly appreciated.



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December 28, 2010 2:06:59 AM

Also forgot to mention, I would like to overclock if my cooling will allow, Also I will be using a 720p lcd tv for a monitor until funds allow, probably the same time I add the second GPU.
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December 28, 2010 2:21:23 AM

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CPU - Free game
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Are you fine with overclocking a locked multiplier CPU ? IMO you can save ~$50 there, going with the 1055T...With good cooling like the Hyper 212+, you can easily overclock it to moderate levels - say 3.6-3.8GHz without much issues,...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mobo - The ASRock is definitely a solid option no doubt, but you should know that it offers only 1 year warranty,...

RAM - Even this would do,...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - For 2x HD 6850s, a high quality 650W should be fine,...
But here is a good deal on a good 750W,
Antec EA 750
10% off w/ promo code DECAN10, ends 1/1/11
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - The Samsung F3s are as good if not better and for mechanical HDDs, SATA 6GB/s dont matter as they have yet to saturate the SATA 3GB/s bandwidth
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-H...

Cooler - Cheaper at amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ...

CASE - For few $$ more, I would prefer the Challenger or the HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or this with 2 additional fans would be a very good option -
NZXT Gamma
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 28, 2010 4:12:45 PM

Okay, This being my first build/tinkering I think I would rather spend a bit more on components that are easily OCed. Also, I will look at some new cases. That PSU I have is a 750W Corsair, think it may be worth the extra $20 for future overhead to get a 850W?

Also if anybody can tell me any cables, extra small parts, or anything I would need to order to completely assemble this computer that would be greatly appreciated.

My last question, would I be smarter to get the 5850 for $179 and Crossfire soon or spend a bit more and grab a 5970 or something like that and Crossfire when the games really require it?
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December 28, 2010 5:45:40 PM



ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$19.99


COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119197
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
$109.98
$89.98


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$69.99


ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157198
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$20.00 Instant
$109.99
$89.99


XFX HD-695A-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814150518
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$309.99


CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...
Item #: N82E16817139006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$139.99
$109.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Item #: N82E16820231303
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$69.99


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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$144.99
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AMD Battlefield Bad Company 2 Gift Coupon
Item #: N82E16800995092
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-$29.99 Saving
$29.99
$0.00


Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116758
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$119.99


COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$29.99
Subtotal: $1,054.89

Updated, heeded some advice from other posts, anybody see any problems? Is the X6 CPU really not worth it?
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December 29, 2010 2:44:21 AM

^ 6-Cores would really show off their strengths with video editing and such CPU intensive stuffs, but I doubt for gaming and other regular usage,...So its fine get the 955,...

Video card - A sweet deal on the HD 5870
~$250 and you get a Seagate 7200.12 1TB HDD free,...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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