$1000 New Gaming Build

JawnMan

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next couple of days

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Speakers, Mouse, Keyboard, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com, Buy.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: 23" Monitor, and AMD processor (unless a better i7 is found)

OVERCLOCKING: No, SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm looking to build a gaming rig at approx $1000. I will need almost everything. I've been checking this site a lot for others' builds as well as researching my own and the following is what I came up. Let me know what you guys think, I'm open to all suggestions for performance improvements. The only part here that I would like to keep (unless you guys find better) is the monitor I chose. Thanks!!

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $108.60 (with shipping)
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=202997579

Monitor: Acer H233Hbmid 23" Widescreen LCD Monitor - $180
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=210610713

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA650 ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply - $77.13
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=206805437

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231189

Graphics: SAPPHIRE 100269SR Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102830

Mobo/Processor Combo: ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard/ AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945FBGIBOX - $285
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.211941

Total: $1015.29

Oh yeah, if you know of a good, cheap internal DVD-Drive, let me know too, as I will temporarily use my external one until I find an internal one.

Thanks Again!
 

theAnimal

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Looks good.

The PSU is plenty of power for CF, the only thing is that it has 2 PCIe connectors. You would probably be better off not having to use adapters. The Truepower New 650 has 4, or else you could go with a 750W such as Corsair TX750 or HX750.

Pioneer, Samsung & LG drives are good.
 

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