Solved First build: $750 gaming build Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: September 20, 2009 4:45 PM in Systems Share shadowfist79 September 19, 2009 6:18:19 PM 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 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?Ite... 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?Ite... 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?Ite... 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?Ite... 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=N82E168... Total with shipping and taxes: $717.20 More about : build 750 gaming build Best solution hunter315 September 19, 2009 6:24:06 PM 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. Share Gulli September 19, 2009 7:01:32 PM Looks good to me too. m 0 l Related resources first gaming pc build for £750 - Forum Budget 750 Dollar First Build Gaming Pc - Forum My first PC build £750 gaming pc. - Forum First Timer Looking To Build Gaming PC For $500 to $750 - Forum First build Gaming PC Between €750-€800 ($1000-$1100) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Why_Me September 19, 2009 7:10:56 PM Nice build...and nice job on the combo's. m 0 l overshocks September 19, 2009 11:38:13 PM 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 ? m 0 l Gulli September 20, 2009 10:58:29 AM 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"... m 0 l hunter315 September 20, 2009 3:29:08 PM 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. m 0 l shadowfist79 September 20, 2009 4:45:09 PM Thanks for all the great replies 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help, $750-900 gaming build - first time building! Forum SolvedFirst Game PC build in 16 years, budget 750-1000€, looking for some advise. Forum SolvedGaming Rig 1,000-1,750 (First build, more info inside) Forum SolvedChecking for compatibility of my first gaming pc build ($750) Forum SolvedFirst Build, hybrid HTPC / Medium duty gaming; $500-$750 Forum SolvedFirst Time, Low coast Gaming Build ~$750 Forum Help me build my First build Gaming PC ~$700-750 Forum First time build, Gaming/CAD rig, £700-750 budget. HELP Forum Gaming PC Build ~$750-$1000 (first timer) Forum First time build, gaming oriented, $750-$900 price range Forum First Time New Build for Gaming (£600 - £750) Forum First Time Budget Gaming Build ($750) Forum $750 first gaming build Forum First Time Gaming Build $500-$750 Forum Gaming Build - First Time Max 750 Budget Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !