Building gamer for ~ $1,000 requesting look over of components

Approximate Purchase Date: Before June 26


Budget Range: ~$1,000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming & web surfing mostly.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, hard drives, dvd drives

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com,

Country of Origin: U.S.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I generally stick with amd, asus, evga and corsair products. I also will use gygabyte, intel and other products. I am flexible.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later


I am looking to build something that can be upgraded later. I mainly have concerns about compatibility, alternate products that could be better. I am really concerned if some of these components will fit together. For example I can foresee problems with CPU coolers blocking the ram ports and that sort of thing...

Any opinions, insight or whatever are most welcome. Thanks :)
This is my first post here so I hope I didn't mispost or break any rules.


Here is what I have put together:

Case: $159.99
Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129100

PSU: $89.99
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

Motherboard: $209.99
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131644

CPU: $179.99
AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103923

CPU cooler: $49.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

RAM: $74.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

Graphics card: $279.99
MSI Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127555

Total Pre-rebate expenditure $1,044.93
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  1. ^ The newer AMD 990FX chipsets are out,... those would be better,...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735

    But the main point that I would like to make is that for your budget, I would suggest Intel instead of AMD, not that I am biased towards Intel but that it gives better performance than the current AMD CPUs,... Check out the Intel i5 2500K CPUs,...
  2. And PSU for such a build - Atleast a 750W
    PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W
    7 Year Warranty
    80 PLUS SILVER CERTIFIED
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703027
  3. Ghosthand said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: Before June 26


    Budget Range: ~$1,000


    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming & web surfing mostly.

    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, hard drives, dvd drives

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com,

    Country of Origin: U.S.

    Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I generally stick with amd, asus, evga and corsair products. I also will use gygabyte, intel and other products. I am flexible.

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe later


    I am looking to build something that can be upgraded later. I mainly have concerns about compatibility, alternate products that could be better. I am really concerned if some of these components will fit together. For example I can foresee problems with CPU coolers blocking the ram ports and that sort of thing...

    Any opinions, insight or whatever are most welcome. Thanks :)
    This is my first post here so I hope I didn't mispost or break any rules.


    Here is what I have put together:

    Case: $159.99
    Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129100

    PSU: $89.99
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

    Motherboard: $209.99
    ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131644

    CPU: $179.99
    AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition Deneb 3.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103923

    CPU cooler: $49.99
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    RAM: $74.99
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

    Graphics card: $279.99
    MSI Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127555

    Total Pre-rebate expenditure $1,044.93


    you can build a 2500k pc for the same price!!!!!
  4. For that budget go i5 2500k. AMD loses it's ground for builds over ~$700.

    Take a look at the $1000 build in my sig.
    http://gamingrig.blogspot.com/2011/06/1000-gaming-pc-june-2011.html

    It has a 2500k and a HD6950 2GB and also includes the OS, making the build $900 effectively. Use your chosen case instead of the recommended HAF912 and you'll hit $1000.
  5. gkay09 just press buy new from and you come up with this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B002G1YPH0/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new 29.51$ free shipping
    ^+1 to that psu
    what is your resolution?
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