Gaming build

Before the end of this month I wanna put a good gaming rig together my price limit is $950 and thats already pushing it Heres what Ive put together so far..will this all work fine together? how would this preform on say crysis?

XCLIO A380BK Fully Black SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor

Foxconn A7GM-S AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported

hec ZEPHYR HEC-750DR-AT 750W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified NVIDIA HYBRID-SLI Certified - 9800 GX2 CrossFire Certified Active PFC HYBRID-SLI Power Supply - Retail

OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB) (0.15 lbs)

Thermaltake / Ruby Orb / Socket 775/754/939/940/AM2 / Aluminum Core/Fins / CPU Cooler (2 lbs)

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 750GB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 32MB, SATA-300, OEM (1.7 lbs)

Samsung 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 5ms, 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio, 8000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 1440 x 900 , DVI, Black

Total is $954.00 I was going to go with alot better mb with sli but then I seen the monitor and decided to just go with out the double pci 2.0 slots.. How will this mb hold up with the phenom 2 x4?
I asked else where and I keep getting alot of these items suck why dont you get the best of this and that.$950 is my limit will this be a good gaming machine?
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  1. All of your links are truncated.

    HEC is a tier 5 PSU company, meaning they are best used as doorstops.

    You could build a rig that would run far better for that price I think.
  2. not sure where i went wrong with the links.. would a dual amd be a better choice being that i could almost have better everything else and stay with in price range?
  3. Just paste the web page link into the forum:
    hec ZEPHYR HEC-750DR-AT 750W PSU $90

    Add the item description on the next line and you should be good to go. We don't need the extra stuff like "Retail" or the weight, etc......just a short description.

    Are you asking us how we would spend $950 to get the best gaming system possible?
  4. Combo deal Antec 300 and Antec 650W PSU -120
    Gigabyte P43 motherboard -85
    Intel E7300 -125
    G.Skill 4GB 800Mhz -45
    WD Caviar Black 640GB -80
    DVD Drive -24
    Acer 22" monitor -170
    GTX 260 -230
    Xigmatek Dark Knight -45
    MX-2 thermal grease -7

    Now you have better parts for the same cost.

    Sure, you'll need to overclock the CPU a bit, but it will be easy enough.
  5. For some reason the faster E7400 is less expensive than the E7300 at the moment:
    E7300 2.66Gjz $125 E7400 2.8Ghz $120

    I like Proximon's suggestions: 22" LCD monitor and GTX 260 video card are a great match.
  6. Doh!
    Just typed E7300 into newegg search out of habit :p
  7. +1 proximon suggestions.
    I like the antec PSU

    If insisting on AMD, go ahead and spend the extra for the X4 940 BE for the unlocked multiplier.

    I wouldn't get the ruby orb. If you like red lights, I would look at the Zalmans here
  8. +1 @proximon, but a 4870 can be had for $190, which will leave room in the budget for xthekidx' faster CPU choice.
  9. If jtt283 is talking about the 1gb verison then i'd say go with that. I ussualy don't go agaisnt the gtx 260 because i think it's a really great card but I think you'd get to similar results with the 4870 1gb verison. It wouldn't warrent the increase of $40 bucks.

    Other than that. the build is solid.
  10. Yeah the OP had an Nvidia card so I went that route, but a 4870 would get him more free cash for a processor.
  11. check batchukas post in this thread

    $818 for a 790 gx mobo , Pll 940 ,4 gigs of RAM with a good case and psu .

    Its a better option that C2D selections IMO

    and theres $130 for a monitor in the $950 budget
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