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

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June 24, 2011 5:16:53 AM


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=N82E168...

PSU: $89.99
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

CPU cooler: $49.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Total Pre-rebate expenditure $1,044.93


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June 24, 2011 5:46:47 AM

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=N82E168...

PSU: $89.99
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

CPU cooler: $49.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

Total Pre-rebate expenditure $1,044.93


you can build a 2500k pc for the same price!!!!!
June 24, 2011 5:49:26 AM

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-ju...

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.
June 24, 2011 11:16:19 AM

^ Another good ASUS combo with free game
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU Cooler - Dont get that from newegg,... they have jacked up the prices like anything,...Its actual price is around ~$30...
http://www.directron.com/rrb10212pgp.html?gsear=1
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/accessories/B002G1YPH0
If you will only buy from newegg, then get these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Like I said, get that PCP & S
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - This has better cooler with a free game
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
!