AMD Gaming build under 800

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: sometime after january 15 BUDGET RANGE: $700-825 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming,schoolwork(mostly word, internet surfing/movie buffering, movie watching)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: ( keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS)

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

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type ( I would like to use an AMD CPU(cheaper and a mid tower)

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: if makes sense in build maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: no clue havn't bought one but i have included one in build

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: im wondering if i should wait for fermi to come out to see if the radeon cards go down to compete, same with clarckdale cpu vs amd cpus. i was also wondering if it is safe to buy an os key off of ebay

here is what i have come up with so far, please crtique

hardrive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181 $55

optical drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118032 $26

monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824176085 $110

wireless card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166051 $29

GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131327 $155 before mir

ram x2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220453 $46 per one

processor case combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.310361 $148.99

psu mobo combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.319753 before mir

please take a look and thanks in advanced
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  1. Excellent mobo for a budget AMD build. Overall good selection. The only thing you're gonna need real bad is another 2 gigs of ram cuz regardless of how fast the gpu is, you're bottlenecked by ram = constant disk swapping = slowdowns.
  2. hey i wondering if this a good build?
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    SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model TS-H663B/UOAH - OEM
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    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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    GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128397
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $89.99


    Rosewill RNX-N300X PCI Wireless Adapter - Retail
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    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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    -$10.00 Instant
    $39.99
    $29.99
    1

    Rosewill Gift - RNX-N300X Driver CD - Retail
    Item #: N82E16800999182
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$1.99 Saving
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    A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1333GB2G8-AG - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820211410
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $91.99


    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119197
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817341019
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$30.00 Instant
    -$30.00 Combo
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $209.97
    $149.97
    1

    BELKIN F9H600-CW-BE 6 Outlets 885 Joules Wall Mount Surge Protector - Retail
    Item #: N82E16812107366
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    -$14.99 Saving
    $19.99
    $0.00


    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819103674
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    XIGMATEK EP-CD901 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835233022
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$11.00 Combo
    $178.98
    $167.98


    POWERCOLOR AX5770 1GBD5-PPG Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814131327
  3. Perfect! Squeeze the trigger.
  4. i know you said it was good but i just found something awesome. I now have two build options. These are 1.
    hey i wondering if this a good build?
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    SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model TS-H663B/UOAH - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827151197
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $19.99


    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152181
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $54.99


    GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128397
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $89.99


    Rosewill RNX-N300X PCI Wireless Adapter - Retail
    Item #: N82E16833166051
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$10.00 Instant
    $39.99
    $29.99
    1

    Rosewill Gift - RNX-N300X Driver CD - Retail
    Item #: N82E16800999182
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$1.99 Saving
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    $0.00


    A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1333GB2G8-AG - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820211410
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $91.99


    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119197
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817341019
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$30.00 Instant
    -$30.00 Combo
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $209.97
    $149.97
    1

    BELKIN F9H600-CW-BE 6 Outlets 885 Joules Wall Mount Surge Protector - Retail
    Item #: N82E16812107366
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    -$14.99 Saving
    $19.99
    $0.00


    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819103674
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    XIGMATEK EP-CD901 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
    Item #: N82E16835233022
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$11.00 Combo
    $178.98
    $167.98


    POWERCOLOR AX5770 1GBD5-PPG Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
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    SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model TS-H663B/UOAH - OEM
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    Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152181
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $54.99


    Rosewill RNX-N300X PCI Wireless Adapter - Retail
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    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$10.00 Instant
    $39.99
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    Rosewill Gift - RNX-N300X Driver CD - Retail
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    Patriot 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model PSD32G13332 - Retail
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    SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail
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    Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
    Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply - Retail
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    AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX925WFGIBOX - Retail
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    ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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  5. The key thing in a gaming pc is the GPU cuz most games are GPU-limited, as long as the CPU is 2.6Ghz or faster than the games' recommended cpus. The only exception to the rule is quad-core-intensive games like GTA4, FSX, newer RTS, etc.

    If I were you, I'd spent as much money on the GPU as the budget allows AFTER factoring in the barebone parts. To answer your Q, it'd be the 5850 build hands down.
  6. Hey, just found this case. Not a core component but a great deal for what I think is a sweet mid tower...


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137
  7. Hi peoples. um im pissed that windows 7 is so expensive. I thought i was gonna get the os for free from a friend but unfortunately im not. with all the money im gonna spend i can't afford windows 7. That leaves two options(other than pirateing which i refuse to do) first i can run a free os such as a linux. This would require some research to find the best free one. Im more leaning towards my second option which is building a hackintosh. I want to know your expieriences with it and if my build is compatable. Thanks Again, irule9000
  8. If you're a student, you can get W7 for less than $50. Ask the bookstore. Or you can take only 1 class at a college, and get the same deal. :)

    If you want the best linux, I don't think it exists, but I love www.ubuntu.com cuz of their sheer size of support, community and bi-yearly releases. The distro is based off of debian which is a very polished one. Good thing is ubuntu manages all the software so you can update it like you do in windows.
  9. Gaming on Linix is complete fail. Don't spend all this money on a gaming machine and then go with an OS that doesn't have a fraction of the game support as Win7.

    Are you sure you need to spend 30 on a wireless PCI? And if cost is such a concern, why are you going with an XFire capable setup? You can get a good Gigabyte MoBo for 60 bucks, save money getting a 500W psu, and you probably will need to go down to 5770, although really try to get at least 5850. The Win7 upgrade cost can't be _that_ expensive...
  10. i was pretty sure no on linux but what are your expieriences with a hackintosh and is my mobo compatable. i would really like to run apple os. i can get the upgrade for 29
  11. Get a better HDD. If your HDD fails, you are done for. Go for a Caviar Black 500GB or 1TB.
  12. jaytechgaming said:
    Get a better HDD. If your HDD fails, you are done for. Go for a Caviar Black 500GB or 1TB.


    I have a nagging suspicion that he may have already completed his purchase!
  13. Cannot believe I did not check the dates xD
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