700-800$ Gaming Computer AMD Need Desperate Help Bang For Buck.


BUDGET RANGE: 700-800$ Before / After Rebate dont matter only have 823$ in pocket.

HardCore Gaming will be playing a lot of Upcoming games, Internet, etc.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, speakers, monitor, OS ( i might not need it since i have one XP home)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NEWEGG other websites like Newegg.



OVERCLOCKING: No i wanna keep my computer for a long time.


MONITOR RESOLUTION: I Am Going to Use my Tv is a 42inch Vizio 1080p so i belive is 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i would like a good Build with my current budget 800$ i like the phenom X4 the ripjaw ram 2x2GB.

i was planning to use this items yet i don't know what MOBO to use, Case ,etc, ALSO VIDEO CARD OH PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I BEG YOU! what is a good Video card to play most games with my budget


I Was thinking about this but i am a newbie so i have no idea what is best

1-AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103675&cm_re=AMD_945-_-19-103-675-_-Product)

2-AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103674&cm_re=AMD_phenom-_-19-103-674-_-Product)

3-AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3342876&SID=)


i am liking this one very much

1-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277&cm_re=ripjaw-_-20-231-277-_-Product)


No idea. =(

No Idea. =:(

No Idea =S

: WhiteFang I Saw most of his reply's on budget AMD computer and other Users they all give good responses, help me out thanks. if any other questions i will post

-Lan :hello:
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  1. How does $815 before $40 in MIR's and $10 in shipping sound?

    Plextor DVD drive(bit more than the other drives but dead silent and mine hasnt given me any trouble unlike the lite-on it replaced) $45 - $15 MIR

    XFX 5770 $170

    Gskill Ripjaws $105

    Samsung F3 500GB $55

    Phenom II X4 955 C3 stepping $160

    ASUS 790X $120 - $10 MIR(crossfire capable for future upgrades)

    Antec 300/EA 750 combo $160 - $15 MIR

    If you need to cut it down a bit more you can cut about $15 off the price of the burner if you get one of the cheaper ones.
  2. Thanks hunter315, i will think about this build any other toughts?

  3. well at that resolution, the budget isnt good, $800 can't get you something that good.
    but here is what i recommend:

    CPU & GPU: 1. Sapphire Tech 100283L: $169.99
    2. AMD HDX945WFGIBOX: $167.99
    Combo Discount: -$25.00
    Combo Price: $312.98
    $10.00 Mail-In Rebate Card
    Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $302.98
    Now this card may play a few games at the resolution desire, on a few mid settings, older games on high, but the advantage of crossfire later

    Heat-sink: Cooler Master Intel Core i5 compatible Hyper TX3
    $6.98 Std. Shipping*

    ($109.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate Card )
    Free Shipping*

    RAM: OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB)
    ($89.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate Card )
    Free Shipping*
    Now i know you were liking the ripjaws, but this ocz is more your budget

    Case & PSU: 1. Antec Three Hundred Illusi: $69.99
    2. Antec EA650: $74.99
    Combo Discount: -$20.00
    Combo Price: $124.98

    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB
    Original Price: $59.99
    You Save: $5.00
    Free Shipping*

    DVD Drive: Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD
    Free Shipping*

    Thermal Paste: OCZ OCZTFRZTC Freeze Extreme Thermal Conductivity Compound
    $2.99 Std. Shipping*

    Grand Total: $781.95
  4. thanks a lot snakej unfortunately most of the items are not high % i am kinda scared and freaked out on items that dont have high % success rate, any more comments
    well i dont want to run games at full setting i just want to run them at the point that i can enjoy playing the game.

  5. what you mean % success rate, all the items I pick are all quality, the cheapest item by far is the HDD, you can wait for the Samsung F3 that currently out of stock at the egg
  6. i dont mean it like that what i meant is some people report having the Ram failed either came DOA or the stick dont work properly... i am a noob in this so if a problem like that happens to me i would not know what to do :/
  7. well , there is chance that may happen to any product, although the ocz is a good quality company, very sure there tech support will help if something were to be wrong, other option is to stick to your ripjaws, luckily i didn't use up all the budget so u have some more money, again its all up to you, i was just going by what u say 700-800
  8. Well Snakej i got more questions about the pc im building and since you reply fast thanks for you help first of all.

    1-) let say my budget is down to 600-700$ right what would be the best build.. what i mean by that is The top the best anybody can build with that amount of money.

    2-) when i get the money what parts should i upgrade too..

    3-) if you heard of games like SC2, World of warcraft, War Hammer, Call of duty mw2 what is the best build between the 600-800$ Build range

  9. This is a bad time for memory since newegg ran out of all the good DDR3 1600 2x2gb ram. (Adata, mushkin, patriot gaming series, OCZ black edition and all of them were in the $98 to $115 after MIRs and they were all highly rated) But im making a build right now I'll have it up soon.
  10. thank you very much how can i forget about Squirrel you are a good Budget Builder too =D
  11. well like I said, that budget isn't the best for 1920x1200, thats just big cards territory, i would wait a month to see if Nvidia release there card to see if that brings ATI prices down , best build around that money would be:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-750

    this combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.328156
    It will put you in a sweat spot

    Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103064

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retai

    GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R585D5-1GD-B Radeon HD 5850

    DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

    Grand Total: $901.47

    This build will give you the most performance, 100 dollars more, but its wroth it, just be patient
  13. Intel builds are very expensive and as you can see you need atleast $900 to have a decent one, I am making a build with a AMD 955 BE with a 5850 video card in it thats very close to $800, im just looking for more better combos to help with the price but its at $830 right now.
  14. Thanks alot Squirrel15 yea as i can see... if not i think ill just get an Average 600-750$ PC and upgrade it later on. i know AMD is the Best Bang for your buck.
    just want a good computer to run most RTS games, like sc2, world of warcraft L4d, etc XD thanks Squirrel!!!
  15. Quote:
    Thanks alot Squirrel15 yea as i can see... if not i think ill just get an Average 600-750$ PC and upgrade it later on. i know AMD is the Best Bang for your buck.
    just want a good computer to run most RTS games, like sc2, world of warcraft L4d, etc XD thanks Squirrel!!!

    im sorry i forgot to add a hard drive, i though it was included in the combo, but squirrel, post the specs of the new build you're doing, i mean 955 + 5850 is a great for $830, post what you have im going back to the drawing table
  16. thanks alot snakej you make a man very happy =D
  17. Ok here we go this is more like it:

    Same as before:





    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB

    GPU: POWERCOLOR PCS+ AX5830 1GBD5-PPDH Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity - Retail
    Now this card is somehwere between a 5770 - 5850, its performance its compare to a 4890 although it get beaten by it in a few tittles, but this will give you good frames in most games

    Now this our total:
  18. =O what about the CPU danng about 900$ i need to save up even more =(
    thanks for build.
  19. Ok here it is:

    PSU/Hard drive ($115, $20 MIR): http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.347460

    CPU/GPU ($450): http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.346123

    RAM ($105): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

    Mobo ($60): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157176

    Case ($70): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

    Dvd burner ($30): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106334

    Total:$830 - $20 MIR = $810

    Ok, I got you the cheapest non-OEM dvd burner because they OEM's dont come with cords or software and your going to end up paying more money with an OEM and this one got good ratings.
    The case is one of highest recommended cases in budget builds and its great! 4 fans and 3 are 120mm and 1 is 140mm!
    Motherboard isnt anything special, it does what its supposed to, runs DDR3 1600, dont need crossfire really on that budget and with a 5850. 72% of reviewers gave it a 5 and comments said its good for new builders.
    Got the ripjaws that you wanted, DDR3 1600, what more do you want? they run great.
    Got the 5850 for high end gaming, DX11, runs much cooler and with less voltage that means you dont have to pay as much for a PSU. The 5850 i listed is already slightly overclocked so you dont have to play with overclocking.
    CPU, its a AM3 socket and works with that mobo i listed. It has a 6mb L3 cache very easily overclockable but I know you dont care for that. Its a great CPU.
    A highly recommended Hard drive, 500gb. Its the best budget HD for gaming.
    PSU is 700w, has a $20 MIR, price is fantastic and the reviews are good. Might get a little messy with cords but it shouldnt stop you.

    Theres the build! If you do decide to lower the budget and expand later you can do that and I can help with that too. In the mean time this is a $810 build after MIR's, you might want to see if you can get a little extra since it a tad bit over budget but you should enjoy it!
  20. Quote:
    =O what about the CPU danng about 900$ i need to save up even more =(
    thanks for build.

    sorry mis-linked, is fix now, well 85 over your budget isnt bad, what u can do its take is hunters build, first post of the threat, but that will set you up to $815, my build will kind of still make more sence for performance, but when are you buying? in a month from now prices should go down, so its more wise to post once you have the full budget, like lets say 900 but im not getting more than that so you will have to settle with what ever 900 has to offer, and usually its better to post 3-4 days before buying then you get the recommendations for current market.
  21. thats snakej on the when to post yea i might buy it on this month march or next, thanks alot Squirrel, yea eventually when i buy my rig and play some games i will update them later sooner guys, dont forget to look for me when i post it again. (snakej, Squirrel15) any other information you guys like to tell me like building it cuz its going to be my first time =)
  22. I agree with snakej, in about a month price will be subject to change when the fermi comes out, unless its a complete let down and wont even match the 5870 but I think it should do well. i honestly dont know if prices will change, I can see how they will, and I can see how they wont. Unless the fermi comes out with great performance and with a great price then prices will drop. Unless nVidia most a bold price move with their cards, I cant be certain that anything will change.
  23. ummm so what exactly is being released?
  24. Since ATI has been a monopoly in the DX11 category of videocards and have been selling like hotcakes, nVidia is coming out with their own DX11 videocard. I havent been following it that closely but it should be a series of cards that will hopefully challenge the ATI DX11 5xxx series cards. I heard the nVidia cards will be released at the end of this month, Unless im wrong correct me. This might stimulate the videocard war a little more an cause some competition. Right now ATI is in its own league with their cards, we'll see at the end of this month.
  25. dang squirrel you know your stuff do you have MSN xd lol how many pc's have you build?
  26. haha, honestly none. I'm trying to get my first build together soon too. lol I've just done my research and asked a lot of questions. All of this stuff isnt that hard, I've been researching for about a 3 weeks or so and I've been visiting tomshardware a lot, newegg and just doing research to help people out while I'm waiting to get my money to make my build. I usually try and help people in the same boat as me, on a budget build between $600 to $900 usually but I do give imput else where. Just do a lot of research and by the end of this month you'll know exactly what to get and know whats goods and what you want.
  27. 3 WEEKS!! i been researching for 3 months... and i still dont know most of it i just know the processors and some ram, reach guides and nothing else... yea i want a good build too what games you planning to play with you 600-900$ build can you tell me what you planning to build?
  28. I've just been playing the deals, I purchased a Thermaltake V9 case already awhile ago for about $65 and with free shipping: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133074&cm_re=V9-_-11-133-074-_-Product

    I am getting a 5850 but newegg only has 2 on shelves right now. lol I want to get a motherboard that can crossfire so I can put in one 5850 now, and maybe a year or two later when games are more demanding I'll pop in another 5850 thats going to be much cheaper than the first one. I'm planning on getting the AMD 955 BE and overclocking that as well as my RAM and video card. I'm getting the same Hard drive as I listed. Its almost the same build as yours but your budget should be higher in a month than mine.

    Games, Idk my brother has a steam account he doesnt use and I'm going to be playing steam games. I play all sorts of games though. RTS, first person shooters, RPG's idk what games exactly though.

    Just wait for good deals on newegg. Once in awhile they have a great deal on something and you need to jump on it. Thats why I got my case early because its a $100+ case that I got for $65.
  29. i feel you when u have a chance you need to get it quick,
    what are pros and cons of overclocking ?
  30. Overclocking obviously increases performance, lets say a company is testing a GPU and they notice that they can push it to lets say to a core clock of 780MHz (just throwing out a number) on the stock fan, they will sell it and have it on 735MHz or so so there wont be any problems with it and the company wont have to deal with returns etc. Companys sell their products at a conservative quality so their wont be problems, some people take advanatge of that and overclock. So thats some back ground and heres some pros and cons

    Pros: obviously better performance, its fun to test and to really see how faster, or better you can get your product to get. Its basicly for a performance boost. Some people will push it extra far and will get a heatsink fan or aftermarket cooler as some people call it. Some people get the fans just as a precaution even with a mild overclock.

    Cons: If not closely monitored or treatly carefully you can ruin the product and overheat it. When overclocking and something breaks or melts lol it voids your warranty. The worst is that you overclock too much and you can end up losing your motherboard, CPU, Ram etc but thats the worst.

    People think that if you overclock it shortens the longevity of that product, which is true if you dont overclock properly. The key is cooling and keeping it cool the whole time. Metal its self is a compound that changes when its heated and cooled and heated and cooled etc but if you keep it cool the whole time, theres less risk. But theres always a risk in overclocking. My advice, dont overclock unless you need too, if your running a game at great quality, theres almost no point to overclocking just to get MAX. But some people do want all their games on MAX and thats their choice.

    Overall: Its used for performance boost mainly and to take advantage of that extra power or speed that the companys left unused. It is risky if not treated correctly, and will void a warranty if it does go wrong. I dont know that specifics of overclocking but there are others who do.
  31. danggggg you know a lot keep on the look out for me man when i post my final build check it out and comment okay?
  32. Alright, just send me a private message or however you can let me know. Keep a look out for deals on newegg too. I would hold on the videocards becasue of the fermi coming out but if theres a deal on a case or Powersupply or whatever you should hop on it. But you can never go wrong with saving the money up and just getting your whole build together then buying.
  33. oops thought this was a recent question in 2013, srry.
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