$800-$900 Gaming PC

Just last weekend I got a new pc. One friends wanted to see it, so I invited it over and now he wants a new rig. He asked me if I could put together one for $800-$900. I found all of the parts on Newegg, and it totaled out to $860. I thought I did pretty good until he said he wanted it $800-$900 WITH OS. Now, I don't know what to downgrade on this. I need help.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:Not sure BUDGET RANGE:$800-$900 Before / After Rebates: After

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

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE:No

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: REMEMBER OS

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215

GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $115.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128425

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145263

SIIG JU-MR0012-S1 All-in-one USB 2.0 Bay Media Card Reader $20.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820270007

SILVERSTONE DECATHLON DA650 650W ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256021

SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $55.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119077

LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $22.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177

Windows 7 Home Premium OEM $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754
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  1. Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066
    With promo code for free shipping: 369FS

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395
    With promo code for $6 off: SEAGATE511

    ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131651

    HIS H585FN1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161330

    Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103724

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    Total is $890.62
  2. Good build Duke, if you would like the balance out the CPU and GPU, i'd recommend a AMD Phenom II X4 955 and a 5770, with a Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 Mobo, for USB 3.0 and Sata 6gb/s, and crossfire option. It should even out to around the same price.
  3. LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Burner SATA $20.00:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
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    1. Antec Sonata Elite Black and 2. Antec EarthWatts 650W Continuous, i7 and SLI/CrossFire $160.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.387484
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    1. Intel Core i5-661 Clarkdale 3.33GHz and 2. ASUS P7H57D-V EVO LGA 1156 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX $380.00:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.369657
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    HITACHI Deskstar 1TB 7200 RPM $75.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304
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    1. G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 and 2. EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit Ready SLI $305.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.400316
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    Total $940.00 with no OS, but OS must be 64-bit.

    Sorry I went over, I'm kinda in a hurry, but thought I would try to crack this thread and make a great computer. Hope this helps.
  4. Yadumadoda said:
    Good build Duke, if you would like the balance out the CPU and GPU, i'd recommend a AMD Phenom II X4 955 and a 5770, with a Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 Mobo, for USB 3.0 and Sata 6gb/s, and crossfire option. It should even out to around the same price.

    Yeah, if the games you are playing are more CPU heavy than GPU heavy, I would reccomend this switch.
    And I picked a mobo without xfire since he said no crossfire, it is a good option on a board though.

    shanemarines, your build is $140 over budget and uses a GPU that is only slightly faster than a 5770 and is much slower than a 5850, a CPU that is overpriced and should be an i5-750 if you want a CPU that costs ~$200, and a motherboard that has 2 pci-e slots on the H57 platform, a platform with no option to crossfire/sli. Also, don't they call the hitachi deskstars "deathstars"? Your ram is also slower. Just trying to point out the problems, not insulting you.
  5. duk3 said:
    Yeah, if the games you are playing are more CPU heavy than GPU heavy, I would reccomend this switch.
    And I picked a mobo without xfire since he said no crossfire, it is a good option on a board though.

    shanemarines, your build is $140 over budget and uses a GPU that is only slightly faster than a 5770 and is much slower than a 5850, a CPU that is overpriced and should be an i5-750 if you want a CPU that costs ~$200, and a motherboard that has 2 pci-e slots on the H57 platform, a platform with no option to crossfire/sli. Also, don't they call the hitachi deskstars "deathstars"? Your ram is also slower. Just trying to point out the problems, not insulting you.


    I know I was kinda in a hurry sorry you guys didn't really mean to throw something together. This build I'm pretty sure will only really be good with the PSU to CASE COMBO's. Then everything I will find individual for you. Yes I know I went over sorry agian. I know it had a few kinks or *Problems*.

    Won't happen agian!
  6. Haha no problem, I just don't like spending other people's money on stuff I wouldn't want. ;)
  7. Thanks for all the suggestions and builds. I really like Duk3's build and shanemarines.... Thanks for the suggestion lol. Anyway, I don't have much experience with AMD processors, so will there be less performance coming from a i5 750 which is a quad-core to an AMD Athlon II X3 435 which is a triple-core. And if there is any less performance, how much?
  8. TomTomz said:
    Thanks for all the suggestions and builds. I really like Duk3's build and shanemarines.... Thanks for the suggestion lol. Anyway, I don't have much experience with AMD processors, so will there be less performance coming from a i5 750 which is a quad-core to an AMD Athlon II X3 435 which is a triple-core. And if there is any less performance, how much?


    Overall your getting about twice the performance for a i5 v.s AMD Triple core.

    Your Welcome!
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