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First build: $750 gaming build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

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

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, and monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: Doesnt matter

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe light overclock

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: NO

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 19" monitor 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Mainly going to play mmo on this build. Would like to play on high to highest settings. Thanks for all your help :sol:


So here going my build I put together:

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.259850

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.245596

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH

SAPPHIRE 279L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.256273

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.259577.22-152-181

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151187

Total with shipping and taxes: $717.20
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  1. Best answer
    Looks good, the 4870 should be able to handle max settings well, if you just wanted high a 4850 would be sufficient but a 4870 will let you include a bunch of AA/AF too. Good choices on everything.
  2. Looks good to me too.
  3. Nice build...and nice job on the combo's. :)
  4. Why PII X3 when you can get i5 750 and performs better..with a i5 build..the total price will be similar..

    if u dnt go with a i5 build then get a 1gb 4870 at least? future proof if you upgrade monitor seeing you have 1440x900 ?
  5. overshocks said:
    Why PII X3 when you can get i5 750 and performs better..with a i5 build..the total price will be similar..

    if u dnt go with a i5 build then get a 1gb 4870 at least? future proof if you upgrade monitor seeing you have 1440x900 ?


    Depends on your definition of "similar"...
  6. An i5 would cost more than the motherboard and processor in his build, then you have to throw on an extra ~140 for the board, it makes the build cost significantly more.
  7. Thanks for all the great replies :D

    I would like a i5 build but like hunter315 said it cost quite a bit more with I can not afford. I do plan on upgrading my monitor later on. I didnt think that 1g HD4870 made that big of a difference.
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