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March 21, 2011 12:35:11 AM

New gaming computer I'm building that can handle Crysis at max settings 1920x1080. Got a $2000 budget but would prefer to not max it out. I'm buying from amazon to avoid tax and for super saver shipping. Any thoughts/recommendations?

NZXT Apollo CS-NT-APOLLO-S SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Silver)
69.99 (Free Shipping)

MSI 790FX-GD70 Socket AM3--140 Watt CPU--AMD 790FX CrossFire--4DDR3-2133(OC)--ATI Quad/Triple CrossFireX--ATX Motherboard
164.99 (Free Shipping)

Phenom II X4 965 Black AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ
159.99 (Free Shipping)

Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 32 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD1001FALS
87.99 (Free Shipping)

Graphics Card
Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card with Lifetime Warranty 012-P3-1570-AR
371.06 (+8.96 Shipping)

Logitech Gaming Keyboard G110
64.99 (Free Shipping)

Razer Deathadder 3500 High Precision 3.5G Infrared Gaming Mouse
47.84 (Free Shipping) Pad

Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus Standard M-Speed (Fragged)
19.99 (Free Shipping)

ViewSonic VA2702W 27-Inch Full HD 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor with DVI and VGA Inputs - Black
269.99 (Free Shipping (Not Super Saver Shipping))

Power Supply
Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply compatible with Intel Core i7 and Core i5
104.74 (Free Shipping)

Patriot Memory Sector 5 G Series 8 GB (2x4 GB) DDR3 PC3-10666 1333 MHz 9-9-9-24 Dual Channel PGV38G1333ELK
84.99 (Free Shipping)

Disk Drive
Samsung DVD+RW Optical Drive SH-S223L/BEBS
20.99 (Free Shipping (Not Super Saver Shipping))

Sound Card
Creative Labs SB0880 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Card
88.56 (Free Shipping)

Sennheiser PC 166 Binaural Multimedia/Gaming Headset with Noise-Canceling Microphone
139.95 (Free Shipping)

Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System with Subwoofer
114.95 (Free Shipping (Not Super Saver Shipping))

Wireless Adapter
TP-Link TL-WN722N 150Mbps High Gain Wireless USB Adapter
18.93 (Free Shipping)

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March 22, 2011 3:11:08 AM

I don't think I'm going to overclock, as I want this build to last me as long as possible. So I won't need the extra fan, and I'm probably going to stick with the 965, as I don't want to spend so much on the processor when I already have a nice graphics card. Remember, this computer is mostly for gaming.

Thanks for the replies though. Any other thoughts?