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-$800 Gaming Build

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August 12, 2009 6:44:19 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 to 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: No more than $800

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Design, Applications, Web usage

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor(?), speakers, graphics card

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU, preferably Quad core.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:


Parts I'm looking at:

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

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

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

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

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

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

And those are these parts:

ASUS M4A785TD EVO AM3 785G Motherboard

Corsair Dominator 2x2Gb DDR3 RAM

AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE

Windows Vista Home Premium

Corsair 650W PSU

Western Digital 500GB Caviar Black

Cooler Master RC 690 KKN1 Mid ATX Tower

LG 22x DVDr burner



Does this seems like a good build? I chose the products based off of the specs, reviews, and trustworthy brand names, are any products in there bad in your experience?

Thanks for any input.

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August 12, 2009 6:49:39 PM

The build looks pretty good. Nice job! I only have a couple suggestions:

The HD you linked to is the slow green edition, not the black. I would upgrade to the 640GB black drive. You also have an IDE DVD burner. Any new build should use SATA devices.

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

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM
August 12, 2009 6:56:50 PM

No complaints here either. If prices stay the same from now until you do purchase, I wouldn't change anything else other than what shortstuff pointed out
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August 12, 2009 7:06:16 PM

Thanks guys! Shortstuff, I must have overlooked the IDE thing, I assumed every drive out now was SATA, thanks! and I added the HD as well. Thanks for the replies. Right now I'm sitting on $763.92.
August 12, 2009 7:15:25 PM

Also, another HD to look at is the Seagate 7200.12 500gb, single platter. $54.99

WD Black's are usually pretty good aswell.
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