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$800 Gaming Build

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October 30, 2009 7:51:15 PM

I'm going to be buying within these two days, I just want to see if all of these will work together.

I've already bought these:

Lite-on DVD drive - $21.99
NZXT Alpha case - $59.99 -> $34.99 (after MIR)
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W - $59.99 -> $34.99 (after MIR)
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Total: $88.97

Still need: HDD, GPU, CPU, Motherboard and RAM

Here is what I propose:

Combo - CPU + Mobo + RAM $306.98

OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

GPU:
SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $159.99

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" - $56.99
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TOTAL: $612.93

I will spend the remaining money on monitor / keyboard / mouse / speakers.

Questions:
1. Is the PSU enough to power all of these?
2. Is this a good deal?
3. Any other recommendations?


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October 30, 2009 7:56:06 PM

Get a 5850, it's really worth the extra cash. You should get the 600W model, the rebate should apply to the 600W ModXstrem too.
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October 30, 2009 7:56:45 PM

I've already bought the PSU, will it be enough?
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October 30, 2009 8:00:28 PM

Caviar Blue is not a performance drive. For the same price you might be able to get a Samsung F3 500GB.

The PSU is fine for this equipment. It wont handle expanding to a second graphics card in the future.

With an under $200 monitor you will be looking at a 1380x1050 20-22inch which will work well with a 5770. The extra $100 to jump up to a 5850 would be a better deal in price perr performance and let you run more expensive larger monitors. You have to decide what your budget can handle.
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October 30, 2009 8:02:09 PM

Okay, samsung it is then! How's the CPU combo?
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