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$1300 Gaming/PS Build

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June 11, 2010 8:49:24 AM

Hello, I have never built before and have been doing some research and am ready for the challenge.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Withing a week or two.

BUDGET RANGE: 1100-1350

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Photoshop, Internet Surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com or Tigerdirect.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD Black Edition, Western Digital

OVERCLOCKING: Yes slightly.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in the future.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: A full tower is fine if it will have any advantage. I do not need a wireless card, I prefer a wired connection.

More about : 1300 gaming build

June 11, 2010 10:04:58 AM

^or better yet go with a i7build
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June 11, 2010 10:21:54 AM

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.0GHz - $159.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 - $149.99 + $2.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G Skill 4GB 2x2GB RAM - $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sony DVD drive - $24.99 +$1.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HAF 922 - $89.99 - $9.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Combo XFX 5870 and XFX 650w - $444.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1164.88

I know you wanted Western Digital, and if you really still do you can get one for similar price. I put the Samsung Spinpoint F3 as an option as it is one of the best HDDs there is, and with the discount it is only $69.99 right now.

You could spend more on the motherboard to get full x16/x16 lanes for XFire. I am not overly familiar with AMD mobos so someone may be able to suggest a better one.

The combo deal gives you a great GPU and I believe the XFX PSU with it has been made by Seasonic so is good quality.

The only thing missing is the CPU fan for overclocking, usually I recommend the Hyper 212+ and if you can find it for $30 or so it is worth it, but its price has gone up a lot so you may want to find another. There are many great coolers around and I am sure someone will suggest one for a good price. Assuming you buy a decent cooler for about $40 that brings your total to $1205.88
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June 11, 2010 10:24:47 AM

I think the 890FX motherboard is overkill for his needs. Personally.
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June 11, 2010 12:17:44 PM

cmcghee358 said:
I think the 890FX motherboard is overkill for his needs. Personally.


yeah. but he has a big budgert. he also said he would crossfire.
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