~$900 Gaming PC Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: May 10, 2009 2:18 PM in Systems Share Kore May 10, 2009 1:53:31 AM I intend to use this PC just for gaming (WoW, and other games). I'm a FPS before quality, gameplay before graphics type guy. Been working on this for awhile now.. had a former build in earlier in this forum, figured its done a 180, may as well create a new thread for final scrutiny. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: tomorrow BUDGET RANGE: ~$900 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming. PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, optical drive PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes (I intend to Crossfire 2 HD 4870 in 6-12 months when i upgrade my current monitor... for now, 1 is enough) MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768 (I'll be upgrading to a 22" monitor in 6-12 months, for now 1024X768 will suffice for me) ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The parts i've chosen so far are not set in stone; but they are based upon advice from the community. CPU AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Mobo GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard GPU VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card (X1 for now - 2nd not included in cost) RAM G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory HARD DRIVE Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive PSU CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply CASE Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Totals to about $920 after tax and shipping. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for your time, patience, and expertise, guys! -Kore More about : 900 gaming Anonymous May 10, 2009 2:17:30 AM Looks like a nice solid build Since you are going to overclock though. In the future or now if you can squeeze it in you may want an after-market cooler for your CPU. XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail - $36.99 Oh and if you want for $10 more you can get a 640GB Hard Drive. Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM - $69.99 Kore May 10, 2009 2:24:31 AM Ya, you're right, I'm going to splurge and add that cpu cooler. Related resources $900 Gaming PC! - Forum $900 Gaming PC Build 2014 - Forum Help me build a gaming PC for 900$ - Forum $900 Gaming PC with OS - Forum Best $900 Gaming PC with OS - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Kore May 10, 2009 3:47:37 AM Bump -- Anyone else have a comment? I'll be buying this in the next few hours. Your expertise is greatly appreciated! =) batuchka a b 4 Gaming May 10, 2009 4:10:33 AM For a 22" a single HD4870/GTX 260 is more than fine if its the 1650 x 1050 native resolution sort So CF/SLI for 1920 x 1080 is justifiable for me Hmm ok how about stcking to single GPU mobo and plunge to AM3/DDR3 right away? About $777 less LCD and including shipping/MIR Kore May 10, 2009 4:24:35 AM not a bad idea; anyone agree/disagree? Kore May 10, 2009 5:10:35 AM According to a recent article done by toms, ram speed does little. So is "taking the plunge" into ddr3 really worth it? batuchka a b 4 Gaming May 10, 2009 5:28:59 AM Look at my config, price and frames in games - if the price difference is huge then i would say not worth it hehe not moose May 10, 2009 10:10:02 AM Keep your current build and switch out the 4870 for this one. Use the $10 savings and get the 640gb hard drive. Godhatesusall May 10, 2009 2:18:44 PM i'd say your build is OK,just spend like 20$ more for the 1gb counterpart of 4870 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGaming PC Build 900 euro Forum Solved900$ gaming pc Forum SolvedIs this a good budget build for gaming? $900-$950 Gaming PC (OS/RAM/SSD included) Forum SolvedUpgrading my PC for gaming at 1600x900 with maxxed out settings. Need help !!! Forum SolvedMid-range gaming PC ($900-1100) Forum Solved$900 Gaming PC Forum SolvedNeed help building 800-900 USD gaming pc please help! Forum SolvedBuilding first gaming PC, need advice. ($900 cap) Forum Solved900$ gaming pc build Forum SolvedGaming PC for $900 Forum SolvedLooking to assemble a gaming PC for under $900 ( Rs. 55000 ) Forum SolvedNeed help in building a gaming pc (800-900$) CAD-USD Forum Solved$900 Gaming PC Build Forum Solvedbest gaming pc under 900 dollars? Forum Solved$900 Gaming PC Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !