$750 gaming computer

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: near the end of august BUDGET RANGE: 700 -800

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, microcenter.com Paterson new jersey store

PARTS PREFERENCES: something thats upgradable

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe later

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 2500x1600 :lol:

help please
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  1. Maybe something like this... it's certainly upgradeable, but I would seriously consider spending a little extra to upgrade the processor to a 945/955. About $850 before MIRs.

    AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649

    or

    AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103696

    ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131363

    OCZ Flex EX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Enhanced Bandwidth Desktop
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227404

    MSI R4890-T2D1G OC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127427

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    Antec EA750 750W ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188

    Let me know what you think...
  2. I would go for the 750TX rather than the EA750, comes out $10 less after MIR.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006&Tpk=750tx

    But for that resolution you really need a larger budget or you arent going to be able to make full use of it. Is there nothing you can steal out of an old computer like the optical drive or HDD?
  3. i would go with this

    case antec 902 (i have it my self awesome cooling for overclocking)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058

    mobo gigabyte lga 775 (stable good for oc)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128359

    video card gtx 260 core 216 sc (high settings one every game good frames)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130433

    psu ocz 700W (sli ready cool led on fan)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341002

    cpu intel core duo 2.8 (perfect for gaming and easy to OC)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115206

    ram Gskill 4 gigs 1066 (fast reliable G.skill)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166

    harddrive wd 500 black edition (fast only 500 gigs but u can upgrade it)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320

    optical drive lg 22x (sata!)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136153

    total 812$ 888.12$ with shipping and taxes

    i also live in new jersey hackensack to be exact if u have any question contact me and if u can buy the antec 902 at amazon (cheaper)
  4. jbakerlent said:
    Maybe something like this... it's certainly upgradeable, but I would seriously consider spending a little extra to upgrade the processor to a 945/955. About $850 before MIRs.

    AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649

    or

    AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103696

    ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131363

    OCZ Flex EX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Enhanced Bandwidth Desktop
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227404

    MSI R4890-T2D1G OC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127427

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    Antec EA750 750W ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151188

    Let me know what you think...


    I agree with this build, very quality parts. +1
  5. how about if i didnt have crossfire/sli what would be a good overclocking motherboard
  6. how about if i didnt have crossfire/sli what would be a good overclocking motherboard
  7. go with the amd build
    i would drop the board down to a 790x or gx
    and use the money on the cpu/gpu
    I would get the asus 790gx

    the 790fx provides a slightly better overclocking but at a huge price premium

    all the 790 board can crossfire(with available pcie slots) and are good overclockers
  8. For that resolution, crossfire is almost a must unless you're throwing $400 for one GPU card at this thing. I normally start with the GPU, but this budget is so limited, you might have to settle for lower performing parts and upgrade along the way. Things you want to buy right the first time would be a 790FX mobo and 750w PSU. So +1 to jbarkerlent with the x3 CPU. Should be fine and not bottleneck the system, but you're going to be hurting in the GPU department. Depending on how quickly you can get some extra money, might be worth getting a 4870 1gb to start ($135 amir shipped w/ 2 free games) and QUICKLY add a second one.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.216862

    Gigabyte 790FX + ram $245
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.233250

    Storm sniper case $90 delivered
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

    The X3 CPU, same HDD, optical, corsair PSU has already been commented on.
    After rebates, $803 delivered. The big remaining question is the OS?


    HOLY $H!T Microcenter E5200 for $50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its not fair you live that close to one and only have $800 to spend. With the i7 for $200, q9550 for $170. I'm going to cry.
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