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Help with first gaming build - $750

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November 29, 2009 9:16:19 PM

I have never built anything before and need help. I'm mostly happy with what i picked, but i'm not really one for this and probably have missed something that doesn't work with everything else. About 750/800 is good, but of course, less is better for me.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail

Help needed:

BFG Tech GS-550 550W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with pre-installed 2x 120mm Fan, Support up to 1x 140mm top fan, 2x 140mm side fan, 1x 140mm front fan, 1x 120mm rear fan - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864BA1339 - Retail

Yeah, it's pretty much everything. Was also looking at monitor that is fine if it goes over.

SCEPTRE X226W-1920 Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DCR(10000:1) 1000:1 - Retail

^today's deal.

Appreciate help.

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November 30, 2009 1:41:01 AM

sonic-boom said:
This HDD is faster and cheaper per gb.

If you do not plan on x-fire get this PSU
If you plan on x-fire get a 600w OCZ or 650w Antec/Corsair.
DO NOT get that BFG PSU. it is junk.

Heres 4gb or ram, and faster for just $80

Excellent Ram, good psus, hdd is ok but the op should make sure he updates the firmware, you could also get a 1 TB drive from newegg for $65 I'm pretty sure this is as fast as the seagate but I'm no hdd expert. I'd expect it to be though, as it is 7200 rpm and has 16mb of cache.
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November 30, 2009 1:53:42 AM

The .11 seagates are the bad ones. The .12 ones are great.
November 30, 2009 3:29:31 PM

Ya man a few killer deals now long gone :(