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$800 Gaming Build - First Attempt - Please Advise as Necessary

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May 17, 2010 12:21:20 AM

PPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 4+ Months BUDGET RANGE: $800 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, AI, PS, ID

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Speakers, Keyboard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: None in particular

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Most likely 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I have spent countless hours reading the amazingly informative articles on this site and have pieced together what I think is an acceptable first build. As you can probably tell, I am brand new to this so some choices I have made may be horribly incorrect or seem illogical. You might also notice that the purchase date is a good time away, this is definitely not my final decision, but instead, a framework that I want to iron out and make perfect by the time I have obtained enough cash to finally take the plunge. Thank you for your time and advice!

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CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
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Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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Memory: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT
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Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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Graphics: SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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Power Supply: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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Optical Drive: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM
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Case: SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV02-BW Matte black 0.8mm Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Well there it is, again, I am not 100% on any of the parts, this is just my first test assembly. Added up, this build is near $1000 which is 200 over the amount I want to spend. So please, if you see any areas where I can cut costs and still get good performance say so. Also, I think I am good with compatability, and having everything fit together, but if not please let me know. Thanks again for all your time!

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May 17, 2010 12:50:29 AM
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If you are wanting to drop to around $800, here are my suggestions....

  • CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 440 - A better gaming CPU with the higher clock speeds.
  • HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB - Faster and cheaper than the 750GB Seagate or make the jump up to the Seagate 7200.12 1TB
  • PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX - More than enough power for two 5750's....
  • Case: The Silverstone is a GREAT case but if you are looking to cut cost, it might be a good option to drop down to the Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced
    May 17, 2010 1:16:48 AM

    Thank you so much sir for your advice, I will definitely read up on your suggestions and update my PC as necessary; I can stress how thankful I am that somebody came to my aid.
    August 26, 2011 6:11:59 PM

    Best answer selected by Kronogor.
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