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$ 900 First Time Gaming Pc Build

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December 13, 2009 7:40:11 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: in 1 week) BUDGET RANGE: (e.g.: below $1000)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming, surfing the web)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard,mouse,monitor)

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

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (AMD/ATI)

OVERCLOCKING: in the near future / CROSSFIRE: in the near future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1680x1050)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (The goal for this PC is to be a satisfactory gaming rig, with room for upgrades in the future) Preferred OS = Win 7 64-bit

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Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.

Optical Drive:

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:

CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1600C9DHX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card and Operating Sysytem (combo deal):

SAPPHIRE 100269HDMI Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Motherboard and CPU (combo deal):

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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This build, I hope, is in its final stages before I make the purchase in about a week. I am pretty sure everything is compatible and is a fairly balanced PC. Feedback on possible issues such as compatibility, performance and money-saving ideas are greatly appreciated.

Some games that I play are Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, Company of Heroes. I want to be able to run these games at the highest quality.

Thanks for the help

Current Grand Total is: $895.92

More about : 900 time gaming build

Anonymous
December 13, 2009 7:58:10 PM

great choices, but i would go with:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

its a combo deal and would give way better performance for an extra 20$

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December 13, 2009 8:21:32 PM

Thanks for the reply. That is a good combo deal, I didn't catch that.
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Anonymous
December 13, 2009 8:33:37 PM

your welcome, yeah i almost have that exact set (better mobo) and it works like a charm, a really really fast charm!
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December 13, 2009 11:08:50 PM

Good find by ares on that cpu/mobo combo.

These g.skills have lower timings and a really low voltage:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you plan on overclocking your RAM, I do agree on ripjaws, but I prefer these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, I'd go for an f3 instead of a caviar black:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Picking up the 500gb will save you a bit, or $5 more for the 1 TB. They may have in stock at amazon if you are definitely ordering within the week and can't wait for newegg to restock.
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