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Gaming PC build for $800

Is this possible? I honestly want to play a lot of current gen games (SFxT, CoD, BF3, etc.) and some next gen games (all of them lol) I don't need an O.S, nor mouse, nor keyboard, nor monitor. Just a PC that I can build myself and use. Please help me, I'm new.
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  1. AMD FX-6300 Vishera / Asus M5A99FX PRO R2 AM3+: $234 before $20 rebate & $20 gift card

    PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB: $209 w/gold reward game bundle - before $30 rebate

    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) w/ Cooler Master HAF X Blue Edition: $238 before $10 rebate

    That's the best stuff I've found, today.

    The Western Digital WD Blue 1TB is $70. The power supply is up to you.

    Your have an upgrade path to CF that HD7950, and bump the CPU to an FX-83XX. AMD should soon roll out a 95w 8-core in the US (like the FX-8300) -- no one is currently talking about an AM3+ Steamroller CPU, but if one comes available, it should run on that Asus with a BIOS update.

    That HAF case is nice -- but, you could easily save $100 there if you were so inclined.
  2. Wisecracker said:

    AMD FX-6300 Vishera / Asus M5A99FX PRO R2 AM3+: $234 before $20 rebate & $20 gift card

    PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB: $209 w/gold reward game bundle - before $30 rebate

    Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) w/ Cooler Master HAF X Blue Edition: $238 before $10 rebate

    That's the best stuff I've found, today.

    The Western Digital WD Blue 1TB is $70. The power supply is up to you.

    Your have an upgrade path to CF that HD7950, and bump the CPU to an FX-83XX. AMD should soon roll out a 95w 8-core in the US (like the FX-8300) -- no one is currently talking about an AM3+ Steamroller CPU, but if one comes available, it should run on that Asus with a BIOS update.

    That HAF case is nice -- but, you could easily save $100 there if you were so inclined.



    I have no idea what to even look for in a power supply. Again, this is the first time I will have ever even tried to build a system. The parts you've recommended are nice, though. But do you have a power supply that you think would be beneficial to it?
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    If you wish to run a second video card, something in the range of 650-750w will be fine. If not, a single video card with a 550w power supply will be fine. Corsair and XFX make great power supplies -- look for the 'Bronze' designation at a minimum -- with most models carrying a 5-yr warranty.

    Just a note ... current video card prices (along with their rebates) are tumbling downward. AMD is announcing their new Volcanic Islands cards tomorrow, with retail availability next month. The longer you can hold out, the better price breaks and rebates you will find.

    An HD 7950 is quite a powerful card, and should suite your needs for quite a while.
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