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1 LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support

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

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Subtotal: $981.91

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Looks good to me, but you might want to try a different $1000 build rendition I created (all my $1000+ build recommendations feature x6 processors and an SSD):

Phenom II x6 1055T + XFX HD 5870 double lifetime warranty - $430, $400 AR
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 - $150
G.Skill Ripjaws 7-8-7 $70
Antec EA750 + Seagate 1.5TB HDD - $155, $135 AR (promo code DECAN10 allows 10% off on the EA750 but I don't know if it works in a combo deal)
A-DATA S599 64GB Sandforce SSD - $115
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W - $70 (Same price as non-windowed model )
LG 22X DVD drive - $16
Corsair A50 - $32.50, $22.50 AR
x6 1055T gift card - -$10
Before rebates: $1029.50
After rebates: $969.50
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Looks good to me, but you might want to try a different $1000 build rendition I created (all my $1000+ build recommendations feature x6 processors and an SSD):

Phenom II x6 1055T + XFX HD 5870 double lifetime warranty - $430, $400 AR
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 - $150
G.Skill Ripjaws 7-8-7 $70
Antec EA750 + Seagate 1.5TB HDD - $155, $135 AR (promo code DECAN10 allows 10% off on the EA750 but I don't know if it works in a combo deal)
A-DATA S599 64GB Sandforce SSD - $115
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W - $70 (Same price as non-windowed model )
LG 22X DVD drive - $16
Corsair A50 - $32.50, $22.50 AR
x6 1055T gift card - -$10
Before rebates: $1029.50
After rebates: $969.50
The only thing I would change would be to get the Hyper 212+ instead of the A50.
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The only thing I would change would be to get the Hyper 212+ instead of the A50.
Nah, Hyper 212+ costs nearly twice the price counting shipping and the A50 rebate and they should perform about the same anyway. Perhaps this isn't the most optimized $1000 suggestion (it's a copy of another suggestion; in fact I doubt you need an HD 5870 for WoW) but I guess it's pretty good, containing an SSD among other things.
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Nah, Hyper 212+ costs nearly twice the price counting shipping and the A50 rebate and they should perform about the same anyway. Perhaps this isn't the most optimized $1000 suggestion (it's a copy of another suggestion; in fact I doubt you need an HD 5870 for WoW) but I guess it's pretty good, containing an SSD among other things.
The thing is the rebate is a MIR which are usually a hassle to deal with. And it's only $29.99 on Newegg without any sort or MIR and $26.95 on Amazon. But really other then that it looks very solid to me. I'm just not the biggest fan of MIRs since they take so long :/
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When you count the free shipping the A50 is still about $8 cheaper than the 212+. I'm not really an MIR person either.
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i maxed (ultra settings) wow in 25 mans at 1680x1050 with my 5770. a 6850 would play wow without a hiccup

remember wow is an old game, its not always a fan of dual GPUs and doesnt support much multi-threading. def stick with single GPUs if you want to play wow mainly, and dont be mad if your X6 doesnt run better than a dual core
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i maxed (ultra settings) wow in 25 mans at 1680x1050 with my 5770. a 6850 would play wow without a hiccup

remember wow is an old game, its not always a fan of dual GPUs and doesnt support much multi-threading. def stick with single GPUs if you want to play wow mainly, and dont be mad if your X6 doesnt run better than a dual core
WoW supports up to 6 cores now if I'm not mistaken, at least they utilize all my 4 cores.

However what you said above is right, I run wow at high/ultra settings (simply because I don't LIKE having shadows at ultra, too much of them!) with my OC'd 5770, will def. be enough for you.

$400 for a 1055 + 5870 is a good deal indeed though, but I'm not sure what the prices are on any of those parts in US, but I'd assume the 5770 is at least half the price of a 5870.

Summary; Go for the 965 and 5770 with the same mobo you linked in the OP, overclock it nice and you'll be pleased! (Or you could wait for the bulldozer's to be released, I've heard rumours about the 1st release will be an AM3)
Edited by ph10m - 12/28/10 at 2:41am
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they have added a lot, specially with the new expansion. its possible there is more multi-threading support now.

dont get me wrong, im all for the X6 1055. its the same price as the x4 955 and it overclocks really well, definately get the X6 imho, more cores can only help in the future. i think you could revise your GPU decision. why buy old tech? the bundle is a nice deal, but for the price of a 5870, you can get a 69xx card...
    
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I do not recommend overclocking with the mobo in the OP due to lack of mosfet cooling.
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