Having trouble on deciding a build... Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: August 31, 2008 5:50 PM in Systems Share PotatoeofDoom August 31, 2008 5:42:32 PM Hey everyone. I've never learned much about computers so I'm having trouble deciding what to buy for a good gaming computer. Currently, I'm considering buying computer for $665 with these specs: CPU: AMD Athlon™ X2 6000+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology MOTHERBOARD: MSI K9A2 CF-F AMD 790X CrossFire Chipset DDR2/1066 Dual 16X PCIE SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN, USB2.0, &7.1Audio MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand) VIDEO CARD: ATI Radeon HD 3870 PCI-E 16X 512MB Video Card (Major Brand Powered by ATI) HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD) Optical Drive: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR) SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO Now, my budget is about $1000, so could anyone help me match or beat the quality of this computer with that budget? Thanks! More about : trouble deciding build particleman August 31, 2008 5:48:22 PM I would get 4Gb of ram. Ram is good. You could probably upgrade to a 4850 for better performance. The real question is......what do you plan to do with said computer? PotatoeofDoom August 31, 2008 5:50:45 PM I'm looking for a gaming computer. Sorry I forgot to put that haha. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Having trouble deciding on a CPU Block Forum Having trouble deciding which build to go after?? Forum Having trouble deciding on a motherboard. Forum Having trouble deciding which gaming pc to build Forum HAVING TROUBLE DECIDING ON A GPU - NOOB Forum TROUBLE DECIDING BETWEEN I5 3570K, 3570, OR 8350 Forum Trouble deciding on my 1st build Forum Trouble deciding on a PC Forum Trouble deciding on CPU? I Need Help now ! Forum Having trouble with my new pre- build pc Forum Trouble Deciding Forum First PC Build : Having Trouble Pulling the Trigger Forum Trouble deciding on a case, help! Forum Having trouble installing win7 since I got my mobo back. Forum Having trouble deciding on GPU. $350 budget! Forum Upgrading, having trouble deciding on PSU Forum Overheat?SlowComputer?Clueless? Forum New Build Freezes during use - need help, please Forum Having trouble with a newly built computer. Forum Your Opinion on my build ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !