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That's good to hear what do you recommend? I don't need inboard graphics, already have one picked out. Inboard sound would be good though, and the board has to be ATX or mATX.
If you don't wish to use the onboard graphics, then may I suggest the ASUS P8P67-M?
    
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Asus P8P67 B3 LE INTEL P67 1155 MOTHERBOARD 145.00 , INTEL CORE I5 2500K SANDYBRIDGE 219.00 , ANTEC EARTH WATTS 650W PSU 79.99 , COOLER MASTER HAF 912 TOWER 59.99 , EVGA 550 TI(NON SUPERCLOCKED) 139.99 , 6 GB KINGSTON HYPERX GENESIS RAM 109.99 , SEAGATE 1TB SERIAL ATA/300 32MB BUFFER 7200 RPM HDD 79.99, ASUS OEM DVD/CD WRITER 25.99 , WINDOWS 7 PRO 64 BIT 145.99 , LOGITECH K120 KEYBOARD 14.99 , LOGITECH M110 MOUSE 14.99 , ASUS VH232H
23" LCD Monitor 189.99 THATS ALL I CAN THINK OF SHOULD BE CLOSE TO YOUR 1,000 BUDGET AND IT WOULD BE A KICK ASS PC



BTW ALL THESE PRICES ARE FROM FRYS .COM THEY HAVE SOME GOOD STUFF I KNOW BECAUSE I WORK AT THE FRYS IN AUSTIN TEXAS :d
Edited by jhsuperfast - 3/25/11 at 2:22pm
    
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post #13 of 27
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The people telling you to avoid ASUS motherboards don't know what they're talking about.
+1 i have loved all ASUS products i have worked with

also, i you aren't going for the highest benchmarks or something, i would recommend an AMD processor for your build, as they get much better in game performance for the money (but don't do as well on bench mark programs).

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How about something like this?

About $830 before rebates and includes an SSD.

Forgot to ask, what kind of CPU cooler do you have?
this build looks prity good to me, but i would personally drop the SSD, and go with a better processor and board (im also not a fan of sapphire, but that is just a personal thing)... i just built prity much this system for a friend



GPU: ASUS Radeon HD 6870 EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5 Video Card with Eyefinity x2

PSU: XFX XXX Edition P1-650X-CAG9 650W Power Supply

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

Processor: AMD HDE00ZFBGRBOX Phenom II 1100T Black Edition Six Core Processor

Mobo: Asus Crosshair IV Motherboard

CD reader: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

all in all it came out to $1,063.93 plus $50 for the HDD... i got all of it off new egg except for the HDD, i got that off tiger direct because it was cheaper... you can find the HDDs here... as for the GPU, it is a factory overclocked 6870, with a better cooler... and like i said before, i have never had any problem with any ASUS product

i know that this is a little over $1000, but it will totally slaughter what ever you through at it
Edited by eskamobob1 - 3/27/11 at 9:47am
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post #14 of 27
I'd go with the Asus P8P67M board, i5-2500k, a 1Tb Spin-point F3, 64Gb C300 boot drive, 4Gb PC1600 RAM, and the EVGA GTX460 1Gb (can be had for 160!!).

For a psu, I recently built a pair of mATX sandy bridge rigs with the Seasonic X560, and would VERY highly recommend it. It is an amazing power supply in every way, and well worth the money.

This would put you at just about $900, and be wicked fast.
Edited by esp42089 - 3/25/11 at 6:02pm
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post #15 of 27
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I was thinking of going with the AMD Phenom II 3.4ghz since its really fast and really cheap... although it is a 4 core. Not sure how much of a difference it makes, since the other is 6 core im sure it would be better at multitasking and such... and it overclocks pretty high which is good. I would go with Intel, but after seeing the prices on these AMD's, im starting to think they arent all that worth it. Please, correct me if im wrong.

Those i5's look pretty sweet, and actually about the same as that AMD, with turbo boost and such. I cant really decide now, honestly.
    
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post #16 of 27
intel's are much better for benchmarks, but in game there isn't a noticeable difference between intel and its AMD equivalent
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post #17 of 27
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intel's are much better for benchmarks, but in game there isn't a noticeable difference between intel and its AMD equivalent
alright, ill stay with the AMD since it's a 6 core. got a pretty good idea of what i want picked out, thanks everyone.

Would anyone reccomend getting a seperate sound card too? not really sure if it makes any difference since most are integrated into the motherboard.. not something else to waste my money on i suppose.

So is Asus pretty much the most popular motherboards? Any better ones?
    
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post #18 of 27
a lot of ppl also like gigabite... as for the sound card, sry i cant help you there... ive never used anything but onboard
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post #19 of 27
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again, have been looking more and see some pretty good things i didnt before. Im trying to decide between an Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge with ASUS P8P67 LE mobo, or an AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb with ASUS Crosshair IV Formula mobo.

What do you suggest between the two and which GPU(s) would you suggest?

Thanks everyone!!
Sam
Edited by sambobber2 - 3/27/11 at 1:39am
    
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i would personally go with an AMD rig, because you will spend the same amount on your processor and motherboard, but get much better expandability (in my opinion)... as for GPUs, if you go with AMD, then i would recommend either dual 6870s ($400), 6950 ($280) or a 6970 ($350)... if you go with Sandy bridge then i would get one of these four... dual GTX 560s ($500), GXT 580 ($500), dual GTX 550s ($300), or a GTX 570 ($400)... it really depends on how much you have left over for a GPU... and just as a note, the GTX 580 is comparable to the 6970, and the GTX 570 is comparable to the 6950... i would just go read reviews of a bunch of different set ups (such as 560 SLI vs 580 and 6870 crossfire vs. 6970), and pick what sounds best to you... I'm sure we would all like to know what your ending set up looks like though

NOTE: all these prices are just rough averages
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