Good first gaming pc for under $800.00?

Case: Antec Two Hundred v2 - $59.99
Power Supply: Corsair 750W - $89.99
Processor: Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - $179.99
Graphics Card: XFX Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition - $169.99
Motherboard: ASUS M4N75TD - $99.99
4GB DDR3 1333 RAM - $99.99
Optical Drive: Lite-On Black 24x DVD-R/RW SATA Reader/Burner - $20
Hard Drive: Hitachi 1TB 7200rpm 32MB cache SATA - $79.99

Please tell me if this is good and if anything needs to be changed.

Thank you!
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  1. First get the Phenom II 955 BE its $20 cheaper and its the same processor and being unlocked multiplier being a black edition anyone can just increase the multiplier to match the clock speed to 3.4ghz

    Second dont get the Hitachi they are not known to be all that reliable and there ar faster options out anyway.

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    This would be a much better choice in drives everything else looks great.

    Your PSU is a little overkill a 550 watt unit would be more than plenty but the 750 watt unit will give you plenty of headroom for upgrades in the future. So if you plan on a more powerful GPU or a crossfire setup stick with the 750 but if you are gonna stick with the setup you listed for a while and you are trying to pinch a few pennies a 550 watt unit from corsair would be more than enough power.

    Good Luck
  2. Thanks SAAIELLO

    just wondering if the video card is powerful enough for running Battlefield bad company 2
  3. What resolution are you gonna be playing at?

    1680x1050 or lower you should be able to play at almost all maxed out settings with very playable frame rates.
  4. sweet thanks
  5. oh forgot... how do you change your clock speed?
  6. Your Welcome

    Good Luck
  7. z3rosk8er1 said:
    oh forgot... how do you change your clock speed?

    2 ways to do it.

    1 is AMD OverDrive utility you can do this via windows you just simply increase the multiplier 1 or 2 clicks to get the desired clock speed on stock heatsink dont go over 3.7ghz.

    2 A little more complicated but very doable is threw the Bios.


    Read this thread he tells you how to do it step by step

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/258573-29-black-edition-overclock-guide
  8. sweet man thanks for the info!
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