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$1000 Gaming and Media PC

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?ItemList=Combo.724552

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.724552

Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Case fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103077

Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
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  1. Best answer
    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-firmware-update,13314.html <----- Crucial M4 Firmware update
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. If i wanted to run dual monitors would running 2 monitors with different resolutions be a problem.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. Down the road which would run better dual radeon 6950's or dual gtx 560's.
  9. Best answer selected by deenoxl.
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