$900 gaming pc build please

see i really want to build my own pc my wife gave me a $900 dollar limit
i need everything for it but i have have a few key things it needs to have like huge hard drive and maybe a 3.6 processor can anyone help me
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  1. Please see the sticky about asking for new build help. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week
    BUDGET RANGE: $900 After Rebates

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED:N/A*

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

    PARTS PREFERENCES: Amd Cpu 3 and up Raidon Graphics Card and a TB hard drive
    OVERCLOCKING: Yes
    SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: any help would be great
  3. I am in the same boat as you. i am building a gaming pc in the same price range. after my research this is what i'm getting:

    CPU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674

    MOBO:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131366

    RAM:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

    Video Card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161292

    Power Supply:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817226008

    CPU Cooler:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185096

    CD/DvD Burner:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129045

    HDD:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

    Case:
    this all your personal Perference but i went with:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103010

    Why?:
    the Cpu is the best bang for the buck in my opion. the reson i went with the 4870 is the with the price it you can easily buy another and crossfire them for performace that is about 5 fps lower that two gtx 285s. the case, like i said is all about your perference but i want with that one because it is a full tower and allows for the added crossfire. but as i said before i have not bought all this stuff yet and if anyone has any changes ect... hope this helps....
  4. You need everything including a 1920x1200 monitor for $900? Heh.

    Maybe you need to step down to a 1680X1050. Your GPU requirements will be less as well, and that will make it all easier.
  5. xrrx_camo:

    You need to change the PSU to something a bit higher quality, otherwise it's a good build. Does not include OS, monitor, KB, and mouse however. The OP needs EVERYTHING.
  6. Chadwyke said:
    see i really want to build my own pc my wife gave me a $900 dollar limit
    i need everything for it but i have have a few key things it needs to have like huge hard drive and maybe a 3.6 processor can anyone help me


    A lot of processors can hit 3.6 so that's not a huge problem, however you need to build it right to do so with some stability.

    Now do you need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc like everyone is saying? For the price of 900 getting a decent future proof system with a monitor and all the amenities will be hard...
  7. cgleckman said:
    A lot of processors can hit 3.6 so that's not a huge problem, however you need to build it right to do so with some stability.

    Now do you need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc like everyone is saying? For the price of 900 getting a decent future proof system with a monitor and all the amenities will be hard...



    yup i need everything
  8. Chadwyke said:
    yup i need everything


    Hmm ok. this will be interesting and fun to experiment with. You may need to wait a bit for some more responses and some of the people who really are good at pulling out certain numbers to answer this thread but hey, ill give it a shot and see what I can get :D
  9. How about I just build you the best gaming system I can for $900... that will be an easier task.

    Foxconn 760G MB
    X3 720
    G.skill 1066 DDR2
    ---
    cooler Master Elite 341 microATX case AND Vista 64-bit
    OCZ 600SXS
    ---
    XFX 4870 1GB
    ---
    Caviar Black 640GB
    DVD Burner
    --
    budget KB and mouse
    ---
    Asus 22" gaming monitor


    That should ship for just a bit over $900, but will be under once you get rebates.
  10. Alright man here is what I came up with (btw fair warning I am relatively new at this so you might want to take the build and get some people to look at it and give some opinions).

    case: Cooler Master Haf Mini 922 Haf 922M ATX/Micro ATX Include Two 200MM $69.18

    cpu: AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail $76.00

    mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $69.99 w/ $10 MIR

    ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail 85.99

    hd 1tb: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $74.99

    dvd drive: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM $27.99

    gpu: SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $99.99

    OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM Free windows 7 ugrade $109.99

    psu: Rosewill RP550-2 550W ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply - Retail $44.99

    *now I am stealing these last 2 from the previous post because they beat what I had*

    kb and mouse: Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 B2L-00047 Black 105 Normal Keys 9 Function Keys USB Ergonomic Keyboard and Mouse - OEM 21.99

    monitor: ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 5000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail $149.99 w/ MIR

    Total: 831.09

    I hope I didn't miss anything but here you go!

    P.S: I dont know if the AMD can run the 1600 ram so you need to check that! Also the cooler listed above with my build would put you over with tax but its a good option if you plan to O/C right away.

    I managed to get your 1tb in there so there you go :D Btw that Samsung is a pretty fast drive due to the single plate technology!
  11. Nice cgleckman,

    That build would be slower than mine but is more upgradeable.

    My only strong objection is the Rosewill PSU.

    Here is a better PSU and with the promo code is a good deal
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007
  12. Proximon said:
    Nice cgleckman,

    That build would be slower than mine but is more upgradeable.

    My only strong objection is the Rosewill PSU.

    Here is a better PSU and with the promo code is a good deal
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007


    Well considering this is the first amd build and like the 4th build, in general, i've ever done I am surprised it didn't turn out worse haha. Ya that psu is nice and would bump the price to about 850ish and would work.

    Why do you disagree with the Roswell psu?
  13. Proximon said:
    Nice cgleckman,

    That build would be slower than mine but is more upgradeable.

    My only strong objection is the Rosewill PSU.

    Here is a better PSU and with the promo code is a good deal
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007


    btw thanks for letting me steal your monitor and kb + mouse haha..
  14. If you have a look at the PSU section of my guide I think you can get a good education on PSUs. A fairly important thing to do if you are going to be recommending builds to people.
  15. CPU: Intel i5 750 -- $200 | Or get it via Micro Center if you have one around.
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB 133MHz CL9 -- $80
    Main-Board: Asus P7P55D LE -- $135
    GPU: Sapphire HD4850 1GB -- $82
    PSU: Corsair VX550 -- $100 | Or this for $10 more.
    HDD: SAMSUNG SounPoint F3 500GB 7200RPM 32MB C -- $50
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 -- $70 * Thanks cgleckman!
    Monitor: Asus 22".. -- $150 * Thanks cgleckman!-Sorry!
    KeyBoard/Mouse/Speakers..: Speakers | Key-Board VERY SORRY!!

    Now this setup lacks an OS but you can use Win7 RC till next march then get a $160 copy of Win7 Home Premium or you can get one of the other options posted above.

    Hope i helped you some :)

    Medo
  16. Are legal activation keys still available for Win7? I thought those were gone.
  17. Proximon said:
    If you have a look at the PSU section of my guide I think you can get a good education on PSUs. A fairly important thing to do if you are going to be recommending builds to people.


    That is a very good point! I will look into that. But just so I know for now, why do you recommend the psu you suggested over mine?
  18. Activation codes are still available via MS's website but not the download..
  19. Ah I see its a 80+ certified psu and has pretty good reviews... good to know and I am reading through your guide currently.
  20. There is no quick answer to that without getting all technical on you.

    Here is an easy reference that you can use until you get educated... it's called the tiered PSU list. It's a list of many of the major brands and models, ranked best to worst:
    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
  21. cgleckman said:
    Alright man here is what I came up with (btw fair warning I am relatively new at this so you might want to take the build and get some people to look at it and give some opinions).

    case: Cooler Master Haf Mini 922 Haf 922M ATX/Micro ATX Include Two 200MM $69.18

    cpu: AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail $76.00

    mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $69.99 w/ $10 MIR

    ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail 85.99

    hd 1tb: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM $74.99

    dvd drive: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM $27.99

    gpu: SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $99.99

    OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - OEM Free windows 7 ugrade $109.99

    psu: Rosewill RP550-2 550W ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply - Retail $44.99

    *now I am stealing these last 2 from the previous post because they beat what I had*

    kb and mouse: Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 B2L-00047 Black 105 Normal Keys 9 Function Keys USB Ergonomic Keyboard and Mouse - OEM 21.99

    monitor: ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 5000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail $149.99 w/ MIR

    Total: 831.09

    I hope I didn't miss anything but here you go!

    P.S: I dont know if the AMD can run the 1600 ram so you need to check that! Also the cooler listed above with my build would put you over with tax but its a good option if you plan to O/C right away.

    I managed to get your 1tb in there so there you go :D Btw that Samsung is a pretty fast drive due to the single plate technology!

    thanks so much this is what i was talking about
  22. psycho sykes said:
    CPU: Intel i5 750 -- $200 | Or get it via Micro Center if you have one around.
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB 133MHz CL9 -- $80
    Main-Board: Asus P7P55D LE -- $135
    GPU: Sapphire HD4850 1GB -- $82
    PSU: Corsair VX550 -- $100 | Or this for $10 more.
    HDD: SAMSUNG SounPoint F3 500GB 7200RPM 32MB C -- $50
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 -- $70 * Thanks cgleckman!
    Monitor: Asus 22".. -- $150 * Thanks cgleckman!-Sorry!
    KeyBoard/Mouse/Speakers..: Speakers | Key-Board VERY SORRY!!

    Now this setup lacks an OS but you can use Win7 RC till next march then get a $160 copy of Win7 Home Premium or you can get one of the other options posted above.

    Hope i helped you some :)

    Medo


    Just so you know he said he wanted a 1tb and amd :D (dunno why on the amd part)
  23. Chadwyke said:
    thanks so much this is what i was talking about



    Prox is right, go with his PSU over mine btw. Itll be better for you in the end and worth the extra 20 dollars.

    I am glad you like it. It was a fun challenge honestly :D
  24. Proximon said:
    There is no quick answer to that without getting all technical on you.

    Here is an easy reference that you can use until you get educated... it's called the tiered PSU list. It's a list of many of the major brands and models, ranked best to worst:
    http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx


    Thanks man thats a good link for me to hold onto.
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