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Advice On Budget Gaming Computer

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July 10, 2009 5:07:03 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: Around 650-700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, speakers, mouse, keyboard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg


OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI


Parts So Far..Is the PSU okay for this?

1. AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX - Retail

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

2. GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

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

3. EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

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

4. G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail

5. Antec 300 Case

6. OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

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

7. Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 10, 2009 5:28:08 AM

You can't SLI on a crossfire board :) 

The Antec 300 comes with a combo deal on a higher quality PSU... it may not look like much but it's better than that OCZ.

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

Regarding the OCZ, this particular one is in question is all. Some reports that it's from an inferior OEM. Other OCZs are better.
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July 10, 2009 5:31:53 AM

Proximon said:
You can't SLI on a crossfire board :) 

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which means that if you intend to add a second graphics card later you should probably be looking at 4870 1 gig which is very similar in performance to the gtx 260
July 10, 2009 4:32:50 PM

+1 @Proximon.
@OP, if you intend to Crossfire a pair of GPUs later, you will probably need a bigger PSU. Consider an Antec Earthwatts 650. Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, and Enermax also make good PSUs.
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