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May 4, 2011 1:09:44 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 3 weeks

Budget Range: $900 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences:by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU or intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments:i would like this to last for some time and whats a good cheap gpu i could crossfire.


Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $60

MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $195

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply $90

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL $50

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 $35

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $60

More about : 800 gaming

May 4, 2011 1:25:55 AM

Check out my 600$ build. Just change the the CPU and case to this combo.

That'll add 100$ basically to get the 2500K. The positive though is the case has USB 3 front port which the HAF doesn't. Plus with the combo, it's technically 5$ cheaper than the HAF.

So your at 700$. spend a little more and get this board:
That will add 50$ bringing you to $750 and add that Hyper 212+ from Amazon for 30$ brings you to $780 right below your budget.

2500K vs 1100T

5850 CF vs 6850 CF

Eventually down the road you can get another 5850, your current monitor resolution doesn't even require anything more than a 5770 to be honest. The 5850 is actually overkill. If you Crossfired at your current res with any high end card, you'd bottleneck and in the end get less frames.

BTW the 2500K/2600K can overclock to at LEAST 4.5ghz, many have gotten to 5ghz but that is a plus, not a given.
May 4, 2011 1:42:41 AM

thats not a good case to me
May 4, 2011 2:44:27 AM

OK... then just get the case of your choice -_-...