Input on new (first) computer build

I am a 30 something mother of who are venturing into my first pc build. i am somewhat familiar with components and such and am more than average technically inclined. seeing that the market is flooded with so many different parts, i would apprecaite some input on building a new pc that will give me the best "bang for my buck".


BUDGET RANGE: Around $800

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, internet, word processing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, DVD player

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: no preference, but been researching new egg

PARTS PREFERENCES: Amd processor, hd4890 graphics



MONITOR RESOLUTION: up yo 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: cheapest, simplest puter that will let me play my games (specially dragon age) in decent quality. Nothing fancy required.

This is what i put together so far.

GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

VisionTek 900285 Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

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

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 - Retail

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail

Subtotal: $775.60


Thanks in advance for all your help.

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  1. Lovely Lisa! Good brands and nice prices.

    I'm guessing you have a CD/DVD Burner, Computer Case, and an Operating System. If not, each will cost you about $23, $50, and $105 >_<
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