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$750 Gaming build

Greetings one and all at Tomshardware.
As you may have deduced from the message title I plan on building a computer whose components amalgamate to an approximate cost of $750.
I will be buying exclusively from Newegg.com.

System Usage from most to least important: gaming, everything else.

I already have a monitor with speakers so that will do for now. Although I plan on buying seperate speakers eventualy.

First and foremost I plan on overclocking the processor, but may may overclock the gpu aswell.

As for the memory, I am aware that athlonII's are only capable of utilizing dual channel DDr3 memory at speeds of up tp 1066 mhz, but I plan on upgrading to amd's six core Am3 proc when that comes out, so when that time comes I'll already have memory that it can fully utilize.

Also the video card comes with a Dvi to VGA adaptor hence the purchasing of a VGA cable, as that is my monitor's lone imput.


Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119161

Power supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150436

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103706

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

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136113

Disc Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

OS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

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mouse:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105026

Keyboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823107119

audio wire:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812816088

VGA cable:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119037

Well there it is. Everything i need to fully participate in the digital age. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank You.
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  1. Unfortunately it seems I've forgotten to include any general descriptions of the parts I've provided link to. Well, here they are:


    CPU: Athlon x4 2.6 ghz
    GPU: XFX 1gb radeon hd 4870
    mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P
    PSU: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250 gb
    RAM: Gskill 4gb ddr3 1600 mhz (2x2gb)
    Disc drive: LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model OEM
    Case: COOLER MASTER ELITE Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    OS: widows 7 home premium 64-bit 1 pack.
  2. lol and the HDD: western digital caviar blue 250 gigabyte
  3. Get this HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181
    $10 more for alot more GB and faster, should be in stock soon
  4. Sonic-Boom: thanks. hopfully it will be in stock by black friday, which when i plan on purchasing
  5. Best answer
    Hmm HD 4890 and a pair of CL7 1333? +1 on Samsung F3 500 if in stock hehe
  6. Thank u for your kind words but if faced with a game like GTA4 dual cores would be bullied a wee bit As a 'playa's' chip i.e unlocking/clocking it is awesome though
  7. batuchka said:
    Hmm HD 4890 and a pair of CL7 1333? +1 on Samsung F3 500 if in stock hehe
    http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q205/batuchka/bvzz.jpg



    The 4890 is certainly enticing, but just over my budgetary limit.
    the cpu/memory combo deal however seems fine. i'll definately consider it.
  8. its just something cheap and good quality untill he plans on moving up to the bigger am3.

    Not knowing which games he will be planning on playing, we can't really duel over what cpu to buy.
  9. fullmetall said:
    its just something cheap and good quality untill he plans on moving up to the am3.

    Not knowing which games he will be planning on playing, we can't really duel over what cpu to buy.



    I do plan on upgrading to that six core, but in all likleyhood not at its launch. so i definately want to be somewhat future-proof with my current build.
  10. Well as of right now here are the changes I've made to my projected purchase-

    mobo+win 7 now in combo deal

    Athlon x4 now in combo with Gskill 1333 CL 7 RAM=

    About $15 cheaper than previous configuration.

    Thats just great.
  11. If the 4890 is over budget, get the 5770, closeish in performance and new tech. Will run 1080 med-high.
  12. mr trasistor said:
    Well as of right now here are the changes I've made to my projected purchase-

    mobo+win 7 now in combo deal

    Athlon x4 now in combo with Gskill 1333 CL 7 RAM=

    About $15 cheaper than previous configuration.

    Thats just great.


    Good for you and enjoy your new rig ^^
  13. batuchka said:
    Good for you and enjoy your new rig ^^



    I certainly expect to. maybe ill spend the extra fifteen dollars or so on a celebratory pizza.

    but in any case that 4890 that youve been recconmending to people for thier builds is actually part of a combo deal with a $20.00 Roswill angled hdmi cable (literal description)-for a discount of none other than $20. thought that was pretty nifty.
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