What yall think of this gaming pc?

Trying to keep it as cheap as possbile.


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3250318AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$44.99

MSI R5770-PM2D1G-OC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
$159.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
$109.99

CPU/Mobo: X3 440 and Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 $160 after rebate


Antec 300 Illusion & Antec EA-650 $125


Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $23


Total Price: 632.95 :sol:
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  1. For $5, why not get a little bigger PSU with your combo to allow for more of an upgrade path?.... Antec 300 Illusion & Antec EA-650

    If you can fit it into your budget, you would be better off getting the 500GB version, since it is a single 500GB platter... Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB

    Rest looks good :)
  2. Spend the extra $10 on this Seagate 7200.12 500 GB. It's a lot bigger and a lot faster.

    If you're overclocking later, spend $5 more to get theseG.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 sticks. They'll be better once you overclock.

    I think that should only be $5 more (you didn't count the $10 rebate on the 5770).
  3. Looks good to me!

    I had to RMA one 5770 because of stability issues in both 3d and 2d, but I got another one and it works like a charm!

    What are your primary uses for the PC going to be?
  4. MadAdmiral said:
    Spend the extra $10 on this Seagate 7200.12 500 GB. It's a lot bigger and a lot faster.

    If you're overclocking later, spend $5 more to get theseG.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 sticks. They'll be better once you overclock.

    I think that should only be $5 more (you didn't count the $10 rebate on the 5770).



    Only hesitation on that RAM is that it is not set up to run with an AMD mother board. The other ones work with the AMD mother board.
  5. That's BS. It's just not marketed as running on AMD boards. You'll only need to check the RAM's settings in BIOS, which you need to do anyway. Just take a look at almost every problem asked about around here (freezing, BSODs, not posting, crashing). Nearly every one of them is caused by improper RAM settings.
  6. If one works, the other should work but you'll have to manually adjust the voltage and timings. Yours should come in at default since it is 1.5V.

    With either RAM, you are splitting hairs in performance and won't be noticeble outside of benchmarks... IMO.
  7. willmalcom said:
    Looks good to me!

    I had to RMA one 5770 because of stability issues in both 3d and 2d, but I got another one and it works like a charm!

    What are your primary uses for the PC going to be?


    Mostly gaming
  8. Thanks, is the rest ok?
  9. Everything else is ok.
  10. I just found this cpu. Its quad-core and its $10 more. Is this better then my current one?
  11. You didn't post a link or a model number. How are we supposed to know?
  12. For gaming, the 440 will be better do to the higher clock speeds. 3-cores provide outstanding performance still in gaming. The last review by tom's showed 3-cores as the sweet spot in gaming...
  13. Considering that once you count the combo it's $27 more ($15 normally, $12 from the combo), I think the X3 is better. There was some research done here at Tom's on how the nubmer of cores of the CPU affect gaming that found that going from 3 to 4 cores actually decreased gaming performance. Not only that, but the X3 can have a fourth core unlocked.

    Since you're a gamer, I would consider this combo with the X3 and a better board first. That board will allow you to add a second GPU in Crossfire for better gaming performance.
  14. Thanks for all your help
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