Is this $700 build ready to go

Had to give my old computer to my daughter, so I need to get one soon. Have I put the right things together, should I consider other parts??
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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP, BUDGET RANGE: $700 max After Rebates and Shipping

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, hard drives, OS)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (newegg.com or other good site), COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, SLI OR CROSSFIRE: not sure
MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1600x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: (not to noisey)

My Current Parts list:

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM

$25.99

Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

$99.99

OCZ Gold Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G10664GK - Retail

$79.99

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail


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

combo: $149.98

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail


AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX - Retail

combo: $330.98

Shipping Total: $19.01

Total: $696
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  1. Build looks pretty good. I will say though that you could go with a 500-550w psu over 700w, especially since with that mobo you cant go CF anyway, (unless you are going for the combo price and the option of carrying your psu over the next time you upgrade parts).
  2. yea, that looks good, but i would get better ram, like the 1333 MHz eco series:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231318&cm_re=eco_ram-_-20-231-318-_-Product

    or something a little better than that. also, you might want to look into a i3/i5 build, might be worth it, i know there are a few good combos with cpu/mobo.
  3. nojah said:
    Build looks pretty good. I will say though that you could go with a 500-550w psu over 700w, especially since with that mobo you cant go CF anyway, (unless you are going for the combo price and the option of carrying your psu over the next time you upgrade parts).



    I kinda went for the combo on that one. Thanks for the input, I'll take a closer look.
  4. ares1214 said:
    yea, that looks good, but i would get better ram, like the 1333 MHz eco series:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231318&cm_re=eco_ram-_-20-231-318-_-Product

    or something a little better than that. also, you might want to look into a i3/i5 build, might be worth it, i know there are a few good combos with cpu/mobo.



    Ya, I had that listed and then changed after a thread I read, so I will go back to it. Thanks for you input.
  5. OK, I changed the case and PSU to combo: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Ret
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.315680

    Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.315680

    $114.98

    That leaves $20 in change. Any comments on what I've done or where to spend the extra $20?
  6. I also upgraded the ram to: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBECO - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231318
    $114.99
  7. IMO your build is pretty solid. You have a nice case, mobo, cpu, gpu, etc, should suit you well for you gaming and whatnot. :D
  8. if it were me i would get a less expensive case. The 900 is a good case but it is expensive your build. Id look in the $60 range
  9. irule9000 said:
    if it were me i would get a less expensive case. The 900 is a good case but it is expensive your build. Id look in the $60 range


    I did change the case to a Antec 300 several posts above.
  10. put the 20 dollars into a better CPU cooler
  11. steadfast1984 said:
    put the 20 dollars into a better CPU cooler


    Which cooler would you recommend?
  12. komotos said:
    Which cooler would you recommend?

    I personally have a OCZ tech GLADIATOR cpu cooler high performance CPU cooler.
    its a heatsink air cooler with 4 electrical grade copper heat pipes running threw the aluminum fins. the copper pipes are direct touch to the CPU
    92mm Fan 1200-2800RPM
    tooless (somepeople hate that but when you screw them in, you gotta torque everything proper or you can have a incorrectly seated HS)
    it fits all CPU core 2 duo and quad socket 775. filts all celeron D
    and it also fits on AMD socket AM2/754/939/940 and Athlo9n 64/FX/X2/Operon/Sempron

    its a nice all round heat-sink that is transferable to new builds (with the exception of i7/i5/i3). it was in my rig since its virgin boot-up and has always delivered really nice low temps.
  13. if that one doesnt fit your rig im sure there is a same brand one that will for in and around the same price.
  14. steadfast1984 said:
    if that one doesnt fit your rig im sure there is a same brand one that will for in and around the same price.


    I came up with this one:

    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

    $34.98
  15. komotos said:
    I came up with this one:

    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

    $34.98

    Looks like that will do the trick my friend. similar to the one i got less 1 pipe.
  16. http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/cooling_products/ocz_gladiator_max_cpu_cooler

    thats the one i was talking about. see preddy much the same.
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