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$1000 Gaming and Media PC

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September 5, 2011 5:07:39 PM

This will be my first build ever and I wanted to make a pc for gaming(BF 3), watching HD movies, listening to music and internet browsing with about $1000 budget. I have a lot of HD movies and i wanted to use a rig to hook up to my projector in my room.

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 month

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, HD movies, browsing and music

Parts Not Required: Monitor(Samsung SyncMaster 226 BW), Windows 7, Case (NZXT Phantom), Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg and Amazon

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Anything reliable

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes/Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Not sure

Additional Comments: None

Here's what i got:

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b 4 Gaming
September 5, 2011 6:10:09 PM

You want a SATA III SSD.

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=CT128M4SSD $187.99 Free Shipping
Crucial M4 2.5 inch 128GB SATA3 Solid State Drive(MLC) - CT128M4SSD2

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/crucial-m4-ssd-firmwar... <----- Crucial M4 Firmware update
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September 5, 2011 6:19:20 PM

Thanks for the advice about the SSD.

Would the PSU i chose be able to run SLI for the GTX 560 ti if i decided to take that route.
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September 5, 2011 6:27:39 PM

deenoxl said:
Would the PSU i chose be able to run SLI for the GTX 560 ti if i decided to take that route.

Yep, no problem. The PSU even comes with 4 PCI-E plugs.
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September 5, 2011 6:34:35 PM

If i wanted to run dual monitors would running 2 monitors with different resolutions be a problem.
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September 5, 2011 6:36:36 PM

I can't say. That's a function of the driver that comes with your video card. Look up the features of the nvidia drivers to find that out.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 5, 2011 6:37:31 PM

deenoxl said:
If i wanted to run dual monitors would running 2 monitors with different resolutions be a problem.

If you go with dual monitors than I would recommend the 6950 2GB for the extra vRAM.
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September 5, 2011 6:56:25 PM

Thanks for the help guys. Will probably take a look into the 6950 2GB. With the configuration of components so far if decided i run dual monitors with the 2GB 6950 would things run smooth if I were playing a game on one monitor and the other monitor had live NFL score board updates or downloading music from itunes. Would gaming become choppy because of muti-tasking?
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September 6, 2011 2:22:25 AM

Down the road which would run better dual radeon 6950's or dual gtx 560's.
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September 21, 2011 6:49:06 PM

Best answer selected by deenoxl.
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