$600-$800 Budget Gaming

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: in the next week, maybe during black friday

BUDGET RANGE: 600-800 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Home Office

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU and AMD graphics card (ATI radeon)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm looking for a quiet PC that can run codmw2 on 1600x900 max settings. Below are some of the parts I've chosen. I need some comments on these parts and some suggestions for improvements or cheaper alternatives. Also, since this is my first time building a computer, I need to know if this PC will actually run (everything compatible, nothing missing).

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 140W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGIBOX - Retail
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.296118


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


hec X-Power Pro 600 600W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817339025&cm_re=hec_power-_-17-339-025-_-Product


HEC 6C28BB8S Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121001


SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.282293


OCZ Special Ops Urban Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3SOU16004GK - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227324


XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150337&cm_re=ati_radeon_4850-_-14-150-337-_-Product


Total: approx $740
4 answers Last reply
More about budget gaming
  1. No on the PSU. Very very bad.
    Much better choice:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008&Tpk=corsair%20400w
    Also, you want the 125w version of the Phenom, and you should look at the 955, the 965 is just a factory overclocked 955.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674&cm_re=955-_-19-103-674-_-Product
    If you do want the 965, then still get the 125w one for $5 more.
  2. Considering you could have pumped just a X3 7xx for chip your config is way too GPU lite hehe

  3. Your build didn't include the windows 7 cd so it would come out to be around $800. I was wondering if the 4850 can handle codmw2 1600x900 maxed


  4. The HD 4890 is clearly of a different class in game performance The next gulf in class would be the HD 5850 IMO but that isn't on the plate hehe
Ask a new question

Read More

Systems Product