Gaming PC <$700 Tags: New Build Systems Last response: November 27, 2009 5:16 AM in Systems Share mattja5 November 27, 2009 4:44:24 AM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: mostly this weekend BUDGET RANGE: 700-800 (before rebates) SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States PARTS PREFERENCES: no strong preferences OVERCLOCKING: no SLI OR CROSSFIRE: in the future MONITOR RESOLUTION: I don't know (I have a cheap 20" lcd that I will be using and will probably upgrade to a higher end 24" or bigger in the near future) ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q8300 - Retail bundled with: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK - Retail Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail bundled with: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail bundled with DVD burner GPU: XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail Would like to know if anything here sticks out as not a good idea. Still looking for a good deal on a 640gb or bigger HD. I am looking mainly to play rpgs (ie dragon age) and a couple online shooters (l4d2, tf2, battlefield). More about : gaming 700 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove jbakerlent November 27, 2009 5:16:53 AM Welcome to the forum. A Phenom II build would probably be best with your budget. Here's some great Black Friday deals. CPU/Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... + your Antec 900 and a SATA burner | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Gaming PC <$700> Related ressources: ForumGaming PC for $ 700 -$800? - Ready To Order Today! Forum2013 $ 700 Gaming PC Forum~$ 700 gaming PC w/o cpu ForumLooking to get a decent gaming pc on a $600-$ 700 budget ForumHow To Ask For Build Advice ForumHomebuilt PC Buying Guide ForumGaming PC Budget $ 700 Forum$600-$ 700 budget gaming pc Forum$600-$ 700 Gaming PC ForumBudget 700 $ Gaming PC . ForumNeed Help Building Gaming PC $ 700 -800. Forum$ 700 Gaming PC ForumWant to build tiny gaming pc for ~$ 700 ForumWhat is the best possible gaming PC build for $ 700 ? Forum$1120/£ 700 budget for gaming PC ForumGaming PC build with $ 700 budget ForumNeed a good gaming intel cpu pc around 700 usd ForumGaming PC build for £ 700 ForumBuilding the Best Gaming PC for the money ($ 700 ) ForumHave $500- 700 to spend on upgrade for gaming PC . More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !