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HAHA both you are "clocking" the processor and the motherboards components to get better performance. It is a balancing act to get it just right and stable. Meaning it will work always and not hurt your components to the point of failure.
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post #22 of 29
Processor's all have much more potential than what they are sold at. People overclock them often times 50%+ faster than stock speeds. That's where aftermarket CPU cooler's and stability tests come into play to see if it's stable after the overclock.

I've only been into this stuff for a few months now, My build was my first ever.
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post #23 of 29
Operating System: Windows 7 x64 bit ($115)

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz ($141)

Motherboard: Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX $140

Memory: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 ($85)

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower($100)

Power Supply: Raidmax 730w Modular ($60)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200RPM ($45)

Monitor: ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms ($155) (After $15 Mail In Rebate)

Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB ($155) (After $20 Mail In Rebate)

$996

Then:

Mouse/Keyboard/CD Rom = $50-$100 total

This was difficult, That $115 on a OS really made me reduce the power of everything a notch.

I have a decent Crossfire board there (2 Video Cards) but If that's never in the realm of possibilities for you, You can get a decent one with 1 PCI-E Slot for less.

Also I know others here can build something better for that amount, Just doing it for fun

In early April all my parts arrived (as seen in sig) and I was a bit intimidated. I was actually thinking about waiting a month and a half for my tech-ace brother to come home and build it for me. I really did not think I could, but in the end, it was easy. Pretty damn good feeling firing this sucker up for the first time and having everything working in harmony without a hitch.
Edited by jagz - 5/3/11 at 8:42pm
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post #24 of 29
Use Linux Then spend moar on hardware >=D
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post #25 of 29
$1000.... Phenom II x6, Am3+ expandable motherboard, 1600Mhz RAM (cheaper than 1333Mhz/generic in all situations right now), great case, decent PSU, 1TB hard drive, SSD, a decent PSU.

I usually configure $1000 builds with these parts in it. Then again, this one includes an OS and monitor. I'll see what I can do when/if I have time.
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$1000.... Phenom II x6, Am3+ expandable motherboard, 1600Mhz RAM (cheaper than 1333Mhz/generic in all situations right now), great case, decent PSU, 1TB hard drive, SSD, a decent PSU.

I usually configure $1000 builds with these parts in it. Then again, this one includes an OS and monitor. I'll see what I can do when/if I have time.
Exactly. I had a Crosshair IV, 1100t in there.. Then I had Asus m4a89td and 1090t...Kept having to backtrack on things.
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post #27 of 29
i think the best advice was to wait a month or two..

but if you wanted to build now, seeing as how mostly AMD people have been helping you, here's a decent intel build;

Intel Core i5 2400 - $189.99
ASUS P8P67-M - $129.99
Corsair TW3X4G1333C9A 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 - $54.99
Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme - $139.99
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB - $59.99
Lite-On IHAS324 24x DVDRW - $22.99
Antec TruePower TP-650 650W - $79.99
Antec Three Hundred - $59.95
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM - $99.99
ASUS VH232H - $154.99

$992.86

all you need is a mouse and keyboard.
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post #28 of 29
for a $1000 you can build a very nice system at moment,Xd 1771 is very correct for an amd system, it is all i have ever built also, and take all the info you have here and go to newegg, if you have a bit of time and not ordering like now, you can build a very nice system with there sales. And remember, you can always upgrade certain parts later with the right mobo now, impulse buying will only cost you more, a few days could make you smile!
    
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post #29 of 29
Here is something to keep in mind...$1000 computer at a retail store will be way inferior to a $1000 spent on all the parts you need to build a nice gaming rig, and then assembling it yourself.
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