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$1000 Build Review Please.

Looking to start from 100% scratch aside from mouse keyboard monitor etc.

Trying to make this a gaming computer and I tried to select parts as so. If anyone sees any incompatibility or has pointers for me please let me know. Thanks!

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146069 : $69

Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021 : $105

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138298 : $110

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 : $225

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161349 : $200

Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 : $95

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136534 : $60

Disk Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 : $22

Operating System: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992 : $130


That comes out to $1016, but some of the items are combo deals and that brings it to $953.

In addition to the main build you see above, I planned on getting a
140mm Red LED Fan, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233054 , for the top of the case.

After tax shipping and whatever else the total build comes to #1,002.18.
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  1. The grafic card you choosed most of the time performs on par with 5850 card that is bit cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125318
    Here you get the proof http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/295?vs=290
    As if u go for a single card and you aint gonna do xfire in the future the 5850 gonna save you a few bucks .(in xfire 6870 performs faster than the 5850 xfired)
  2. noclue11 said:
    The grafic card you choosed most of the time performs on par with 5850 card that is bit cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125318
    Here you get the proof http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/295?vs=290
    As if u go for a single card and you aint gonna do xfire in the future the 5850 gonna save you a few bucks .(in xfire 6870 performs faster than the 5850 xfired)


    Yeah I looked at that when I was building but the Card / Power Supply come as a combo deal saving $20 off the bat, and theres a $20 mail in rebate on the 6870. ( I didnt include any rebates in the price)
  3. Than you got yourself a nice deal :) and everything looks ok.
  4. Best answer
    MB - If you have no intentions of running dual GPUs, you are fine with the Biostar. If this is something you are considering for a future upgrade, look at motherboards with 8x/8x PCIe slots (ASUS P8P67 PRO). The Biostar at 16x/4x has the second slot running at 4x which is less than ideal for the second graphics cards.

    GPU - I would agree with swapping this to the HD 5850. ...or the HD 6950.

    HD - Scratch the WD Blue. Samsung F3 1TB is a better performer.

    PSU - If only using one graphics card you can bring this down to a 650w unit. Some would say 650w is still overkill, but I tend to opt up in this space. Stick with Corsair, Antec, XFX, Seasonic...
  5. =) Thanks, and thanks for the feedback.
  6. sadams04 said:
    MB - If you have no intentions of running dual GPUs, you are fine with the Biostar. If this is something you are considering for a future upgrade, look at motherboards with 8x/8x PCIe slots (ASUS P8P67 PRO). The Biostar at 16x/4x has the second slot running at 4x which is less than ideal for the second graphics cards.

    GPU - I would agree with swapping this to the HD 5850. ...or the HD 6950.

    HD - Scratch the WD Blue. Samsung F3 1TB is a better performer.

    PSU - If only using one graphics card you can bring this down to a 650w unit. Some would say 650w is still overkill, but I tend to opt up in this space. Stick with Corsair, Antec, XFX, Seasonic...


    If I were to upgrade the GPU to a 6950 would I still be able to drop the PSU? And I do plan on using 1 GPU.
  7. A 650w PSU would run your 6950 more than fine.
  8. do you need 1 or 2gb 6950 i guess what i m asking is what resolution do you play at?
  9. also will you go cf in the future?
  10. If u read a bit there ^ you will see that he says this : "And I do plan on using 1 GPU."
  11. 1900x1200 res.
  12. or you get could the same one for less both before and after rebate with free shipping on newegg.
  13. oops live in CA have to deal with rediculous taxes!!!
  14. Keeping the same GPU and Mobo but going to get a lower PSU. Would something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022 do the trick? Just about 1/2 the price and not to mention pretty spiffy looking :P
  15. Best answer selected by domenic71.
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