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Hi all, so I have a budget of roughly 1,000 dollars give or take 2-3 hundred.
I am building a gaming desktop from scratch buying all the components and putting it together.
Currently i am sad to say my build is roughly 4-5 hundred over budget of my estimate of 1k.
I will list the parts I am currently looking into.
I need help in deciding which parts are truly best together, and for my budget. I have to say over the last few years I have lost track of which hard drives makers are the best, which ones are crap. I am looking for a 1TB size HD.

The current list of parts including case I have will now follow.

the case - http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=T925-2285

PSU - http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=D15-1210

motherboard - http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=E145-2071

processor - http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=I69-0930

Ram - http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=C19-6128

vid card - http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=V261-5770

liquid cooling - http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=C13-2528

sound card - http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=A455-2628

dvd drive - http://www.tigerdire.....=L12-1366 OEM

possible HD - http://www.tigerdire...e...1&CatId=139

any help would be appreciated thanks much ^_^
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I've noticed that Newegg is cheaper than Tiger Direct.

Honestly, you can get an air cooler that will perform similarly for about $30 less (CM Hyper 212+).

Motherboard is NOT compatible. Either switch the processor to an LGA 1156 or the motherboard to an LGA 1366 model. If you get the 1156 processor (which, if you do, get an i5 750. It overclocks like MAD - as in, 3.4 ghz at stock voltages, and it's $100 cheaper to boot-that's 800Mhz over stock, approximately), I'd get some dual channel memory, at a faster clock rate. DDR3 1333 is similar in cost and is quite a bit faster than DDR3 1066, and DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800, I believe) is about the same price as DDR3 1333. You won't really need more than 4GB anyway, but if you want you can grab another 2GB stick.

You won't need a separate sound card any more, the sound on the integrated chip is pretty good.

PSU is fine, if a bit overkill. 700w supports 2 HD 5770's in Crossfire with power to boot. Corsair is a (very) good brand and usually fairly cheap.

HDD looks fine.

Case is good.

Edited by mkau, 23 May 2010 - 07:06 PM.

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thanks for replying, I have been redesigning the whole thing on the fact of budget, and the fact i did find out that the Mobo and processor are not compatible. I will post a mark two later. But any suggestions for someone on a 1k budget will be helpful in any case.
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