$900-$1000 AMD Gaming Build


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:
I will most likely be purchasing in a few weeks

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: GAMING

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Peripherals and monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, ZipZoomFly, etc.

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING:
Yes, probably low to moderate

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Here's the build I came up with, trying to keep the cost at around ~$950 -

CPU/MOBO/RAM combo - AMD Phenom II x4 955BE/ASUS M4A79XTD EVO/G.Skill Ripjaw (2x2GB) 1600 = $343 ( $10 MIR)

GPU - Diamond ATI Radeon HD 5850 = $305 (I'll crossfire them down the road.)

Case - CM HAF 922 = $90

PSU - Corsair 750TX = $100 (I was also thinking about getting the - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W I'm not sure if it's worth it saving $45 for a lower quality PSU.)

HDD - Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB = $55

Optical Drive - Sony Optiarc 24x SATA = $39

HS - CM Hyper 212 Plus - $29

Total = $961 (shipping +tax)

Happy Holidays and thank you in advance to all who post. :D
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  1. for the mobo/ram/cpu, look at this:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231318
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.303822

    everything else is good, but try to find a combo with case and psu.
  2. Ahhh, couldn't find a combo without that RAM. Thanks for your reply.
  3. The OCZ PSU only has two PCIE power cables and you need 4 to have two 5850s. Stick with the corsair.
  4. yea that is a great combo, and if you are willing to go a bit out of your budget, look at this combo:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.309398
  5. Why do you build an AMD rig with this budget, if with the same budget you can get an Intel rig? I'M NOT A INTELA FAN BOY, i'm AMD user with a X4 955, but in performance and with your budget, you can build a very good Intel rig.
  6. Well, I just wanted to save some money going with the AMD CPU. Since the i5 750 is pretty much equivalent to the 955 BE when it comes to gaming I don't see a point in buying an i5, unless someone proves me wrong.
  7. fatfatr said:
    Well, I just wanted to save some money going with the AMD CPU. Since the i5 750 is pretty much equivalent to the 955 BE when it comes to gaming I don't see a point in buying an i5, unless someone proves me wrong.


    No your right, there is almost no difference in gaming performance between an i5 and a 955. But if you really wanted to save some cash, go with a 720 because in gaming the tri core can keep up with the quads once you over clock it to at least 3ghz:





    AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649
    $119 -Free Shipping
  8. I would have to do some research, but I like the future-proofing and upgradability of the 955 BE.
  9. yea i agree, and the 955 beats it in just about everything:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-x4-955,2278-6.html

    so the future proofing is worth it in a bugdet like this.
  10. The 955 is the best option that you can get for price/performance. I have one, at 3.8GHz and is really good....
  11. ares1214 said:
    yea i agree, and the 955 beats it in just about everything:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-x4-955,2278-6.html

    so the future proofing is worth it in a bugdet like this.


    Thats why I said once you over clock it to at least 3ghz. Since this pc was for gaming (not just about everything), and he said he wanted to save money, I thought I would show him a different option, thats all.
  12. hey, me too i have the 955@ 3.8GHz :D it is amazing, i couldnt max it out if i tried. (i tried opening 45 internet pages, 2 internet games, one desktop games and running like 7 programs and it goes to 30% usage :lol: )
  13. Thanks for the replies, I'll buy these parts in a week or two. I'm sure that I'll be proud :)
  14. ^with a 955 in your rig who wouldn't be? I'm hella proud of my 955 even though i only went to 3.6 (no voltage increase!! and stable) even though i could go higher i see no point as it would create a rift in the time space continuum opening a vortex that could swallow the earth but highfive on your new rig.
  15. Are these sticks of RAM any good Crucial 2x2GB DDR3 1333 I could save $20 buying these instead of the G.Skill ECO series 2x2GB. $20 would be enough to buy me a nicer mouse pad :D
  16. fatfatr said:
    Are these sticks of RAM any good Crucial 2x2GB DDR3 1333 I could save $20 buying these instead of the G.Skill ECO series 2x2GB. $20 would be enough to buy me a nicer mouse pad :D


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    The Crucial that you post aren't really good, the CL is 9 while the G.Skill are 7. For DDR3 a CL 7 o CL 8 is good.

    If you want a Crucial RAM better that the G.Skill, buy this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148327&cm_re=crucial_ballistix_tracer-_-20-148-327-_-Product
  17. Yeah I realised that the CL on the Crucial is pretty bad after I posted, couldn't edit the message. I'll just stick with the G.Skill.
  18. ^Ok, how i said up, if you want a better Crucial RAM, get the RAM of the link.
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