$900 Budget gaming/business PC

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Web, email

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, Crossfire maybe one day

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148395
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$59.99
$54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129066
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102858
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$10.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$179.99
$169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102858


OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227496
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$129.99
$124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227496

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
$104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754


AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945WFGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103696
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
GIGABYTE GA-790XT-USB3 AM3 AMD 790X USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128427
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Combo
$280.98
$260.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.335032



OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341016
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118030
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$25.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$113.98
$73.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.328802

Thanks for your help. Anything I should change?


Subtotal: $859.91
Calculate Shipping
Zip Code: GO
Shipping: $19.64
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  1. CORSAIR XMS3 4GB $155

    Or

    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB $104 after MIR if you trust MIR's


    Also if you plan on X-Fireing later that PSU will not be enough try to find a 650 or higher from a quality brand.


    Lastly I would try to fit at least a 5850 in the budget or 5870 if by some chance you can squeeze it in. The 5770 will be the bottle neck playing games at 19XX resolution.
  2. CPU/Mobo: X4 620 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $221
    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $105 after rebate
    HDD: Same $55
    Case: Same $70
    GPU/PSU: HD 5850 and Antec Earthwatts 750W $370 after rebate
    OS: Same $105

    Total: $926. If you can spare the extra $36, this would be a lot better for gaming at 1900x. The 5770 would really struggle with many games at high detail at that resolution, while the 5850 would only struggle with Crysis at high detail. If you can't spend more than $900, here's a CPU/Mobo combo with a cheaper CPU to save $25ish.

    EDIT: Comments on OSU's suggestions. The Crosair RAM is extremely expensive, and definitely not worth. Off the top of my head, I can think of 4 sets that have better specs at a lower price. The 5870 is impossible for $900. Now, if it was $950ish, that's possible
  3. Ok I made some changed and raised my budget. I guess for the extra its worth it

    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Web, email

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:Newegg

    PARTS PREFERENCES: None

    OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, Crossfire maybe one day

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080


    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148395
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $59.99
    $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148395

    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811129066
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811129066


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Return Policy
    $104.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116754


    AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945WFGIBOX - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819103696
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    GIGABYTE GA-790XT-USB3 AM3 AMD 790X USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128427
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$20.00 Combo
    $280.98
    $260.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.335032



    GIGABYTE GV-R585D5-1GD-B Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814125300
    Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
    Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817371026
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$35.00 Instant
    -$35.00 Combo
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $454.98
    $384.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.339873


    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820226103
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $129.99
    $124.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226103

    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827118030
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $23.99


    Subtotal: $1,024.91
    Calculate Shipping
    Zip Code: GO
    Shipping: $21.5


    What do you think? Thanks for all your help!


    Thanks for your help. Anything I should change?
  4. Besides having two GPUs?

    Here's what I put together for a 1900x gaming build:

    CPU/Mobo: X4 945 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $276
    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $105 after rebate
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
    Case: HAF 922 $90 after rebate
    GPU/PSU: HD 5870 and Antec Earthwatts 750W $463

    Total: $989. It's pretty similar. The Antec 300 Illusion is a tad small for the HD 5870.
  5. You don't need both the 5770 and the 5850. One or the other.

    Under the increased budget though, you should be able to get a decent power supply and a 5870.

    EDIT: D'oh. Beaten to the punch by MadAdmiral. As per usual.
  6. Fixed. Thanks.
  7. Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827118030
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $23.99


    AZZA Helios 910 Black Japanese SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811517007
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $89.99
    $79.99


    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148395
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $59.99
    $54.99


    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820226103
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $129.99
    $124.99


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Return Policy
    $104.99


    AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945WFGIBOX - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819103696
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128416
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$20.00 Combo
    $295.98
    $275.98


    XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814150443
    Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
    Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817371026
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$30.00 Instant
    -$30.00 Combo
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $537.98
    $477.98
    Subtotal: $1,142.91
    Calculate Shipping
    Zip Code: GO
    Shipping: $5.9


    Price keeps going up. lol
  8. Cthompson just go with what madadmirla suggested.

    I don't know why you picked that case. It's a crappy case compared to the haf 922.
  9. I forgot you needed the OS in there...

    Switch the CPU/mobo for this combo: X3 425 w/ same board $197.

    Switch the case and optical for this combo: Coolermaster 690 and cheap SATA DVD burner $83 after rebate. You need a slightly bigger case for the 5870.

    That should make the price about $1,060.

    @whitefang: OP picked it to lower the price because I forgot about needing the OS.
  10. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148395
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $59.99
    $54.99


    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820226103
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $129.99
    $124.99


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Return Policy
    $104.99



    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822148395
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $59.99
    $54.99


    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820226103
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $129.99
    $124.99


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Return Policy
    $104.99


    COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811119137
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS50 - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827136167
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$5.00 Instant
    -$10.00 Combo
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $107.98
    $92.98


    XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814150443
    Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
    Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC ... - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817371026
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$30.00 Instant
    -$30.00 Combo
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $537.98
    $477.98


    AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX945WFGIBOX - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819103696
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813128416
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$20.00 Combo
    $295.98
    $275.98


    Subtotal: $1,131.91
    Calculate Shipping
    Zip Code: GO
    Shipping: $5.99

    I'm kinda stuck on getting Phenom II for some reason. I changed out the case and DVD with that combo. That seems to save some. I may go with this. Over Budget a bit, but I think its the way to go.
  11. Looks good to me. You could save $20 by going with the 925 over the 945.

    There's not much difference between the two.
  12. Thanks! I went ahead and placed this order.
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