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Old 10-03-2010, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First Computer Build - $1000 Price Range

Looking to build a computer in the $1000 range. I'll probably order off of newegg or from a local shop my buddy works at. I pieced this together myself, and I'm looking for some input. I already have a Keyboard, mouse and monitor, I'll just need a new OS. If you guys could help out it would be greatly apreciated

Case: Thermaltake Armor A90 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis VL90001W2Z- $79.99
Newegg.com - Thermaltake Armor A90 Gaming Mid-Tower Chassis With Cable Management Water Cooling SSD Support And Tool-Less Installation VL90001W2Z

Motherboard: BIOSTAR T5 XE CFX-SLI LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard-134.99
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR T5 XE CFX-SLI LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760-208.99
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760


Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model-92.99

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive- 87.99

DVD Burner:LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R etc Writer LightScribe Support-25.99

Graphics Card: ASUS EAH4870/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 HDCP CrossFireX Support Video Card x2-103.99each(207.98)

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XFX HD-585X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity - 259.99
Newegg.com - XFX HD-585X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS-109.99
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders-99.99

TOTAL-1040.91 (or 1092.91 with HD5850) before shipping and rebates.

I was also thinking about getting this: Newegg.com - Thermaltake Element G VL18501W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Gaming Case w/ 850W Modular Power Supply but I'm worried that "modular" is their word for "proprietary" as in have fun never being able to replace your PSU.

The closer to $1000 the better. Thanks for your time
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Are you planning on a dual video card system later? You don't need 750 watts for the system you have listed. A 600 watt power supply is more than enough for your planned system. This power supply will save you a few Dollars.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

and maybe you can now squeeze in the case you want without buying the modular power supply.

Newegg.com - Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Are you planning on a dual video card system later? You don't need 750 watts for the system you have listed. A 600 watt power supply is more than enough for your planned system. This power supply will save you a few Dollars.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

and maybe you can now squeeze in the case you want without buying the modular power supply.

Newegg.com - Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
I'm planning on running either 2 4870's or 1 5850, I'm not sure yet. What would you recommend?

I also meant to post this in "Building, Buying or Upgrading High Performance PC Systems" but I clicked on the wrong tab. Oops.
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If you are going to run Win7, go with the 5850.
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