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The final build check (gaming)

Here is the final build. It will run first-person shooters and play movies and last me a few years with sporadic upgrades.

HDD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052

Wireless adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833340013

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823107120

Case/Optical Drive (If there is a quieter, more subtle case, I'd like that.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.378123

Motherboard and CPU (should I go phenom II 555? maybe...?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.381895

RAM/GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.361528

All of that, on my doorstep, for: $848.87

I will not be crossfiring. I do not run any games that would require that much strain on my graphics components.

If you can do better I'd love to know :)
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  1. You could swap out that monitor for a 21.5" ASUS monitor with the same features for 30 dollars less.

    Then with the money saved you could swap out that RAM for one with a lower CAS latency.

    Here's a combo ASUS 5770 + G. Skill Ripjaws 2x2gb CAS 7

    Other than that, I think it looks good.
  2. Solild build... The only thing I would recommend is going with a little better RAM and get this combo instead... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.361571


    Edit... 143Miah beat me too it :)
  3. I don't want to bump down monitor size because I have heard 23.6" is the right size for two full size windows. Which will be nice for research and writing. But I will look into the RAM.
  4. After further research-
    How much does CAS latency effect performance?

    That Asus card has received poor reviews for being noisy. I think I would prefer xfx/sapphire.

    Is there another reputable RAM manufacturer I could find better combo/prices on?
  5. CAS latency is how fast the RAM processes data, so iit is important. With that being said, outside of benchmarks, you'll see no really performance difference between a Cas7 or Cas9.

    I agree with on the XFX / Sapphire selection but there was not good combos on them to keep you within your budget.

    G.SKILL is an outstanding manufacturer of memory, so don't need to worry about them.
  6. Alright, thank you. I will probably stick with Cas9 because of the good deal. I am not building a super computer just one that can game better than this dell latitude d810 :(
  7. Before I spend 850$ on my first build, could someone reassure me that this is a good investment?

    Will this computer be able to run fraps while playing combat arms and call of duty?
  8. elliotth said:
    Before I spend 850$ on my first build, could someone reassure me that this is a good investment?

    Will this computer be able to run fraps while playing combat arms and call of duty?


    Here's some benches with the 5770. Although the test system might be a lot better than the setup you're looking at, it shouldn't matter TOO much as the GPU is what you should rely on when it comes to gaming.

    5770 Benchmarks
  9. gl man.
    Ill be building something like that but in the upper $600 area.
    BTW Dont forget to get your OS.
  10. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068

    Maybe this case?

    I'll be running 32 bit windows until I stumble across Windows 7
  11. elliotth said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068

    Maybe this case?

    I'll be running 32 bit windows until I stumble across Windows 7


    Good pick. Everything should be able to fit in there.
  12. The CM RC-690 is a much better case but if you are looking to cut cost, the Centurion is an alternative.
  13. I was just wondering because the centurion looks less hardcore haha. Shooting for subtle/quiet.
  14. Ok, so I have just placed an order with newegg for all of the parts I listed...

    Someone congratulate me?

    Where should I post for help on the physical building process?
  15. Best answer
    Congrats on your purchase :D

    If you need build either post here or start a new thread. I recommend reading through my step-by-step guide in my sig, read your MOBO manual & shortstuff_mt's sticky and you should have no issues with your build. :)
  16. Best answer selected by elliotth.
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