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Final Build Advice <1200 budget Gaming PC

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March 23, 2010 8:12:57 PM

Hi there I'm not sure I'm doing this threat properly but I just wanted this communities opinion on the system I am building, took me a whole day to decide on part and what not, and I think this is what I am getting, let me know of your opinions, Thank you in advance. P.S. planning on possibly on using CrossfireX later.

All components are from newegg.com

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz(COOLER MASTER RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)

Mobo:GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5 AM3

GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZHFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB Graphics Card

RAM: OCZ AMD Black Edition DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 4GB

PSU: Corsair TX 750W

Hard Drive:Western Digital AV-GP 500GB 32MB Cache

LITE-ON DVD±RW burner iHAS424-98

OS: Win 7 64-bit

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Mid Tower


thats pretty much it. Any advise is appreciate it :D 

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March 23, 2010 8:39:33 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

1- Solid build
2- You don't need a 750W PSU, with 550W is enough for your system, or this Antec 650W if you go for Crossfire.
3- This Seagate 500GB is a better HD
4- Very good case.
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March 23, 2010 8:48:27 PM

You might save money going with a 955 CPU and the Coolermaster Hyper 212 cooler.

Also +1 to what Saint19 said.
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March 24, 2010 7:54:13 AM

Thank for the Advice, really appreciate it. This is my third build usually I been using intel. First time using AMD
I think I will use the 650w cuz I do plan on using a crossfire and OC the system.

Thank you guys!
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March 24, 2010 12:03:07 PM

Good, the 650W PSU is enough for Crossfire and OC. Even, on newegg you can find this combo: Antec Three Hundred Illusion + Antec EarthWatts 650W I think that u can save a little money that if you buy the case and psu individually.

If you need a guide about How install you cooler, check my post in the Overclocking section.
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March 24, 2010 5:25:55 PM

Not sure how much your current build is, but for a little more than $1,000 I can get you a i5-750 system with a 5850.

Put this together earlier today.

Ok here's a full i5-750 build w/ a 5850.

Optical Drive
Asus $23.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
HAF 922 $99.98 w/ $10 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec 902 is sold out atm, and the HAF 922 is a cheaper, but just as good case.

GPU
5850 $299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


RAM
G SKill Ripjaw 7-8-7-24 DDR 1600 $114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HSF
CM Hyper 212 Plus $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU/HD
OCZ Stealthxstream 700W and 7200.12 500 GB $114.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
The OCZ PSU is a solid PSU for a low price. It'll handle xfire 5850's no prob. Spinpoint F3's are sold out ATM, but the 7200.12 comes comboed for a nice discount and has about the same performance for the same price.

MOBO/CPU
Asus USB 3.0/SATA 6.0 MOBO and i5-750 $374.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The new mobo I upgraded you to has xfire potential for the future, and has USB 3.0/SATA 6.0 done properly.

Total: $1063.97 before $40 MIR and Shipping

After Shipping to NYC and MIR: $1036
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March 24, 2010 5:39:12 PM

^+100 for the OS.
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