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Help with budget gaming computer ($800-1000)

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January 29, 2010 6:22:00 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

BUDGET RANGE: 800-1000 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing the internet, youtube

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse

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

PARTS PREFERENCES:
AMD Cpu, Gigabyte mobo

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: xfx Radeon HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: G.SKILL F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH Ripjaws PC3-10666 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-21 Core I5 1.65V Memory Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD drive: Lg GH22NS50 Black 22X Sata Dvd Writer Oem
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit - oem
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Total: $944.90
After Rebates: $914.90

Is this a good build? Any recommendations of parts to swap out? If that is so, I would like to keep everything under $1000, lower if possible.
January 29, 2010 6:38:24 PM

Looks like you're put together a pretty great build so far, and at your price point I don't think there's much to add. Two things to mention though, if you plan on overclocking you should probably pick an HSF. The Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is a great one for around $30. Also, if you're not going to XFire in the future then you can get a smaller PSU. A quality 500W will definitely power your system, so you should probably be looking at the 500-600W PSUs, with 600W being the max.
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January 29, 2010 7:34:13 PM

I decided to switch to the OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W, which has a deal the the Samsung F3. And the price for everything dropped about $30 after rebates.

I guess i'll buy an HSF if and whenever i decide to overclock.

Thanks for the feedback. :) 
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January 29, 2010 7:39:57 PM

Not a problem. Good luck and have fun with your new build.
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