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First Computer build for gaming need some advice.

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March 20, 2011 6:43:34 PM

This is my first build and I've been trying to read up as much as i can to build something good and make sure it's all compatible. I'm building it to play games like World Of Warcraft , call of duty black ops and maybe crysis 2 with good fps. I am going to be playing on my 42' hdtv tv for awhile until I can buy a monitor and I'm not sure it that makes a difference or not.

I was looking at the AMD phenom ii x6 1090t but I can't make up my mind if I should get that or an intel i5 2600k sandy bridge or even spend a little more if its worth it for the i7 2600k sandy bridge. I have a budget of $1000 but would go maybe $100 more if I needed to because I still have to spend 100 on an OS. I don't need a keyboard or mouse so that cuts a tad bit out.

I'm having trouble choosing the CPU and motherboard so any advice would help. The rest of the components I'm thinking of are these but I'm open to any suggestions on a build for around $1000 for maximum performance for the games i listed.


SAPPHIRE 100314SR 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=N82E168...

AZZA Dynamo 850 850W ATX & EPS 12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
March 21, 2011 7:38:07 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-600-KKN1-GP-Glad... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master RC-600-KKN1-GP Gladiator 600 Mid Tower ATX Case with 140mm Fan (Black)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P67G53B&tit... $148.99
MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) LGA1155/ Intel P67 B3/ DDR3/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Discount: -$8.00 Combo Price: $246.98
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $244.99
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $41.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $17.99 Free shipping w/ promo code EMCKGJE65, ends 3/21
ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... ombo Discount: -$5.00 Combo Price: $159.98 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Total: $1,010.90 *not including shipping, rebates, etc..
March 21, 2011 9:38:09 AM

thats not bad, but I'd suggest the XFX 600W instead at $69.99. enough juice to SLI the 560
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March 21, 2011 2:38:47 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
thats not bad, but I'd suggest the XFX 600W instead at $69.99. enough juice to SLI the 560

You mean this psu down below ? I wouldn't even think of trying to run dual factory over clocked 560's in SLI and have head room to o/c , add extra fans, drives, etc... with that psu.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 - $10.18 Shipping
XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
March 21, 2011 7:00:10 PM

you don't trust an XFX build with 44 amps? a 560 needs 24a for the whole system.

a single 560, in Tom's review when it came out, used 283W for the whole system. second will add about 200 W, a total of about 483W. But a 600W 80+ Bronze PSU is not good enough to handle 483W to you? really?
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