Seeking Advice on Gaming Rig

Although this isnt a homebuild since i dont have any experience building my own rigs...i am looking at buying one custom for around 1000 USD the current setup im leaning towards is a bit more Then i wanted to spend its 1300 USD with a moniter.Just want to know if im getting a good value or the money and if im over looking somethings that would make it better for maby even little less money.


Processor- AMD Phenom™ II X4 955 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU

Motherboard - [CrossFire] Asus M4A77TD PRO -- AMD 770/SB710 Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB )

Memory - 8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1333 Memory Module

Video Card - ATI Radeon HD 5750 - 1GB - Single Card

Power Supply- 650 Watt -- Casegears ECO-Element 80 Plus Certificated High Efficiency Power Supply - SLI Ready

Primary Hard Drive - 320 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive

Optical Drive - 22X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Lightscribe Technology

Monitor - 20.1" LCD 16:10 Wide WSXGA HD(HDCP) Monitor Support DVI Video up to 1080P(HDMI) )

Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
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  1. I would get a bigger hard drive 500 giga or 1tera really dont cost a lot.

    The new spinpoint f3 of samsung have very good reviews... For a gaming rig I would prefer a 4890/gtx 260/275 as gpu ist doesn't support dx11 but still has better performance than the 5750. more then 4 gigs of ram are useless when gaming! Maybe look at a Core i5 775 system.

    I know these are a lot of changes... sorry but it's just my honest oppinion.

    Think about building the system yourself, I also just built my first system and it really isn't that difficult and saves you a lot of money
  2. Depending on the games you are playing, the 5750 might be a bit weak for that resolution of monitor.
  3. Ohh dont be sorry about alot of changes...im tryin to get the best i can for the money im willing to spend...the problem is i dont really know what is good i mean i have an idea but im not sure
  4. An ATI 5850 is twice the price of a 5750 but 3 times as powerful and has DX11. Its the best price/performance graphics card currently.
  5. Where is that configuration coming from? Are you not building it yourself? You can easily get a much faster system for the money.

    Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

    ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131405

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.273251 $349.98 (CPU + motherboard combo)

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.276553 $143.94 (case + OS combo)

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276&Tpk=g.skill%20ddr3%201333%20cas%207%204gb $89.99

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181 $54.99

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151192 $25.99

    Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371025

    SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.274500 $234.94 - $20.00 MIR (PSU + GPU combo)

    ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049 $219.99

    Total - $1,119.82 - $20.00 MIR

    A HD5850 would be a great upgrade to the system if you can find one in stock long enough to buy it.
  6. Thanks for the imput that was from ibuypower.com....i was lookin at newegg and came up with something similar i used Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860 - Retail instead...my only concern is putting it together
  7. Don't let building a computer scare you. If you can read a manual and have a little common sense then building a computer is a piece of cake. This is a "Homebuilt Systems" thread. You won't find many fans of pre-built computers around here. There are also people here willing to help if you run into trouble when building a new computer.
  8. Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3.0GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor would that be better?
  9. Nope. The LGA 775 socket and DDR2 RAM have reached the end of their life. The best option for a new build is either Intel i5/i7 or AMD AM3 chips.
  10. Thank you so much for your help one more question...if were to use the Core i7-860 instead of Core i5 750 would it even be a noticible difference? and would it still be compatible with the other compnents to this build?
  11. There's very little difference in gaming between the i5 750 and the i7 860.

    http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3641&p=7

    The i7 860 helps for video encoding and other multi-threaded tasks due to Hyper Threading.

    http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3641&p=4

    If this is a gaming computer then I would stick with the i5 750.
  12. LOL ok one more question lookin in my shopping cart and pick any fans for cooling what would u recamend for that or are they all basicly the same?
  13. Get the antec 300 illusion instead of the antec 300 black and you wont need any extra case fans.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066
  14. (a) I've heard lots of not-so-nice things about ibuypower

    (b) If your primary purpose is gamin, 8gb is overkill. 4gb is more than enough.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-module-upgrade,2264-3.html

    (c) DOn't be intimidates by assembling a PC. Its an amazing learning experience, and once you do it, you'll be so much more comfortable with your PC hardware.
  15. Thanx xbonez you guys have made me realize i should give it a shot...and imm really diggin that build that shortstuff posted and switched to the antec 300...just gonna give it a few days befor i make my final decision...or should i say till my wife says its ok lol
  16. Ahhhh another question...I mostly game online and with this setup would i need to get a plug in for ethernet cable??
  17. The motherboard has integrated Realtek network and VIA sound controllers. Ports are in the back near the !8! USB ports.
  18. Is there a big difference between G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 and the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 i know the speed is different but i guess what im gettin at is how big a difference in performance and is it worth the extra 30 bucks?
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