$700 Budget [First Time]

Budget: $700 MAX, I only got $740 in bank and need to pay for shipping

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP (Tonight)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD & ATI

OVERCLOCKING: I will be overclocking every thing. [If I can figure it out]

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Current: 1440x900. but in like 3 months I am getting like a 27-28 inch monitor

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Case must be sexy. I basically want a rig I can upgrade as I get more money.

What I have currently. Can some please make sure these work together?


Please help suggest better parts and if some one would double check to make sure all parts will work together it would be greatly appreciated!
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  1. What games do you play? Depending on that, you might need to change your graphics card.

    Get a PSU from a reliable brand such as Antec, Corsair, OCZ etc.

    There is a 500GB Samsung HDD for the same price.
  2. Go AM3

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model

    BIOSTAR TA790GXE 128M AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

    Is $258 or 248 after $10 rebate. I haven't shopped your whole setup yet, will in a sec.
  3. build said:
    What games do you play? Depending on that, you might need to change your graphics card.

    Get a PSU from a reliable brand such as Antec, Corsair, OCZ etc.

    There is a 500GB Samsung HDD for the same price.


    I just noticed that the psu is mounted on top in the case and the psu fan is on top. Is that bad?

    Mostly fallout 3, starcraft 2, diablo 3, cod mw2, gta, aion

    I will be upgrading video card on black friday. Are you sure that psu is not good? It is a real nice combo.
  4. Ok I took your advice and made some serious updates! Please tell me if this looks any better.
  5. A reliable 500W PSU will be enough to power this build.

    You could get the beast which is the I5 for just $5 over your budget.


    Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz
    +
    GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2
    Combo Price: $301.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.246589

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel
    +
    Antec Basiq BP500U 500W Continuous Power
    Combo Price: $99.94
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.245591

    SAPPHIRE 100279-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102849
    $144.99

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231180

    LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA
    $28.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    Same HDD.

    Total = $705.88

    The Core I5 totally outperforms the Phenom II 955.
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