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First Gaming PC for $600 - $800

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November 12, 2009 2:16:45 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (Planning on waiting till after Christmas for better prices) BUDGET RANGE: (600-800) Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS)

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

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (AMD CPU and midtower case)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1024x768)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (Need to have a window and lots of bling lol, needs to be able to play Crysis and BF:BC2)

Case: Sunbeam Freezing-Storm IC-FS-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


Cd/DVD burner: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA CD/DVD Burner


HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive


Motherboard: ASUS M4A77TD Pro AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard


Video card: HIS H489FN1GH Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card


PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply


Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK


CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor


Heatsink: Goin with stock

Fan controller: Thermaltake XCONTROLLER 5.25" Drive Bay Kits - Fan Controller w/ LED Light


Speakers: Logitech X-140 5 watts 2.0 Speakers


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November 12, 2009 2:26:01 AM

I don't really understand what you are trying to do with this PC, and how much money your willing to spend. Your beginning is saying not too much of a PC user, don't go on extremes with hardware, but you seem more of a gamer with a desire for power!

You won't get very much out of Crisis with that build. Mainly because of processor bottle-necking, but you can upgrade your GPU for just a LITTLE less, and get TONS more use out of it, plus DX 11.

Your memory is WAY overkill for processor. I would at the least (for standards today) go a cheap Quadcore. Maybe a Phenom II quadcore is right for you.
November 12, 2009 2:38:09 AM

stopthe_bomb said:
I don't really understand what you are trying to do with this PC, and how much money your willing to spend. Your beginning is saying not too much of a PC user, don't go on extremes with hardware, but you seem more of a gamer with a desire for power!

You won't get very much out of Crisis with that build. Mainly because of processor bottle-necking, but you can upgrade your GPU for just a LITTLE less, and get TONS more use out of it, plus DX 11.

Your memory is WAY overkill for processor. I would at the least (for standards today) go a cheap Quadcore. Maybe a Phenom II quadcore is right for you.


EDIT: it sounds like my processor is the problem, so by going with a quadcore, my videocard will be unrestrained and the RAM will not be overkill? what RAM do you recommend
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November 12, 2009 3:08:25 AM

opps cant believe i missed that lol
November 12, 2009 3:10:33 AM

darksupreme said:
opps cant believe i missed that lol


youre all good, i edited. it was my mistake
November 12, 2009 10:59:44 AM

edited original post
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