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Feedback: $700-800 AMD Gaming build - WoW & CS 1.6

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June 15, 2009 12:58:22 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within 1 month / BUDGET RANGE: US$$700-800

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (currently play WoW and CS 1.6) , web surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, DVD/CD drive and OS (XP Pro or Window 7)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, but nothing major / SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050: currently own SAMSUNG ToC T220 Rose-Black 22" 2ms GTG Widescreen LCD Monitor

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet PC. Something that will last for the next 5+ years. Current system is an AMD 2500 , 128mb 9800PRO, 2GB Memory computer that I've built back in 2001. Upgrade well over due.



CPU:
AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Retail $139
or
AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail $140


MOBO:
GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $110


VIDEO CARD:
HIS Hightech H489F1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $180 - $20 rebate: $160


MEMORY:
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail $55
or
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK - Retail $65


HARDDRIVE:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $75


CASE:
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $55


PSU:
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail $100 -$10 rebate: $90
or
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail + Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail COMBO $91


Total: $730-$815 Shipped. not including $30 rebate.
June 15, 2009 4:20:40 PM

I just put this build together for someone else, trying to take advantage of combos. You're build is very strong, and this is just an alternate. It's got 2x 4850s instead of a 4890 and a cpu cooler. Just a note - you can't use DDR3 memory with that mobo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case: CM RC-690

PSU: COOLER MASTER RS-700-AMBA-D3 700W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM: OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler: Scythe Mugen 2

completely forgot to link the mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD

Total (/w shipping): $756.92$ shipped
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