HELP! I need to know if this is a decent gaming build Tags: New Build Systems Last response: May 7, 2009 11:50 PM in Systems Share Big Mac May 5, 2009 11:10:12 PM Processor Core 2 Duo e8400 $167 Hard Drive Western Digital SATA Caviar SE 320GB 7200 $50 GPU SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB $120 Motherboard ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard $134 PSU CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W $100 RAM CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $50.00 Case Modtek Alien X case $50.00 Disc Drive SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R $25 Total: $696.00 More about : decent gaming build | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Cpt Deadboots May 5, 2009 11:21:21 PM If I were building a ~$700 build: Processor: Phenom II Tri-core 720 BE Motherboard: Gigabyte with a 790 chipset GPU: 2 XFX ATI Radeon 4770s in CF Memory: Crucial Ballistix 2x2GB DDR2-800 Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 PSU: Corsair 450/550 VX (Either will provide more than enough power for this build) Hard drive: WD Black Disc drive: The one you have is great. This should come out to about ~$760ish on newegg and will provide far more performance than the current config you have listed. | Report abuse xthekidx May 6, 2009 12:01:30 AM Yes the build you are planning looks pretty good, but I do agree with the above poster about going with the PII route. | Report abuse Fortunex May 6, 2009 2:42:48 AM +1 on the Phenom II build. You should get an aftermarket CPU cooler too, though. The 720 should easily get to 3.6GHz. | Report abuse binwhui May 6, 2009 3:16:32 AM +1 on the Phenom II build. pair it with at least a gtx260 or 4870 1gb.. | Report abuse mansalim May 7, 2009 11:50:45 PM +1 on the Phenom build. Phenoms are faster at this budget. And 2X 4770 are just superb beat both GTX260 and 4850. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>HELP! I need to know if this is a decent gaming build> Related ressources: ForumNeed help building a decent gaming computer. ForumIs this a decent gaming build ? ForumIs this a decent gaming build and will it fit? ForumNeed help finding a decent gaming computer ForumDecent Gaming PC? Need help to possibly lower price ForumNeed help building a decent budget system. ForumNeed help choosing a decent processor ( gaming , video editing...) ForumNeed help build a decent $600..kinda of new to building PCs ForumNew Decent general purpose light gaming PC Build Config ForumMy first build : A decent gaming -multitask machine, need advice ForumNeed some help building a decent gaming rig. ForumDecent mid gaming build ? rate 1-10. (Advise and Questions) ForumNeed Decent $1000 Build , Need Help Forum1st time building, 1000€ Decent Gaming PC ForumAnyone know a good gaming laptop website? I need some help plz ForumTrying to build a decent gaming PC for under $600. ForumWill this be a decent gaming pc? ForumWill this PCI Fit on my Motherboard? ForumNew Gaming Build ForumMid range build questions More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !