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 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 Need help, $750-900 gaming build - first time building! - 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 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 First gaming rig build ever, price range of 600 to 750. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !