New Gaming Rig $900 USD

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the week BUDGET RANGE: (~900) Before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

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





ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Hey guys just looking for some advice. I put together a rig myself. Just cvhecking if its all compatible and if you guys can suggest any changes. Thanks

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04

HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725050GLA360 (0A35415) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

DIAMOND 5850PE51G Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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

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

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W

Antec Six Hundred Black / Silver ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  1. CPU - good selection. Beast it is!

    Mobo - 770 chipset? Na! Go for a 785 or 790 chipset based board atleast! Really, with the graphics card u have chosen, it will give a nice support.
    2 boards i can suggest with 785 chipset are,


    2. ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO -

    Both are fantastic boards, with excellent performance and good value for money.

    Graphics card - You have already chosen a monster. IMO, the HD 5850 is the best P/P card out there in the highly enthusiast gaming section. So, no second thought about it! Though all the brands provide the same card, XFX seems to do better service in the last couple of years. So, checkout XFX,Sapphire, HIS, PowerColor too before going with Diamond!

    PSU - I dont know abt Antec, but i recommend the Corsair 550VX . Its a solid product and handle your rig with nice performance!

    Rest all look good. Again, go with a higher Mobo!
  2. Alvin is right. Seagate are much better than Hitachi, also the Sapphire HD5850 GPU and the Samsung burner are better quality

    And yes get yo self a nice 785g board. Those two boards tnsantosh mentioned will do a very good job
  3. ++ 1 ++

    All this advice (so far) is golden ! The ORACLES have spoken !

    = Al =
  4. Or you coud try this
    and see what you come up with :)
  5. For $1 cheaper then your build you can get...

    1. Better HD.
    2. 890GX motherboard CF 8x8 (Will support new hexacores)
    3. C3 Phenom II 955 instead of the older one
    4. Tighter timing ram.


  6. Hey guys thanks for the suggestions. I decided to go with the the samsung DVD-R, the saphire GFX, and whitefangs cpu/mb combo. Thanks for all the suggestions. Total was 950 including shipping a bit more than I wanted to spend but figured 50 bucks for for the performance was worth it. Thanks again.
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