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June 13, 2010 9:26:12 PM

hey everyone, Im looking to purchase a new computer primarily for gaming and work. Im wondering if this setup is a good investment for those categories. Also, if theres something on there thats not good price/performace or just a horrible part please leave a comment.

Heres the parts:

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

$22.99


COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Black Steel, ABS Plastic, Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

$129.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$99.99

ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

$159.99

GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

$179.99

MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

$179.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ...

$109.99

Logitech 967973-0403 Black PS/2 Standard Deluxe 250 Desktop - OEM

$16.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory

$108.99

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model
$179.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

$134.99

Subtotal: $1,323.89

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June 13, 2010 9:47:02 PM

Well, this looks like a very nice build. I think you could save few bucks though.

I wouldn't pay for an fx board unless you need the extra pci express lanes for two or more video cards. Considering your choice of DDR3 1333 memory, it doesn't look like overclocking to the moon is your goal, and besides the 890GX boards are capable overclockers. I would look at the gigabyte 890gx board. Go ahead and pay for USB 3.0, you won't need it now but you might in two years.

Likewise I don't think you'll get much from the X4 965 that you can't get from the c3 stepping 955. I am pretty sure you could hit 3.6Ghz with the 955 with no additional voltage, just a quick multiplier change.

I think you are paying too much for that HD5770. Looks a little high to me.

You could use some of that cash for a better keyboard. You don't have a mouse listed, but for gaming I would recommend a mx 518:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
High end features for a middle of the road price.

For the keyboard, a last gen keyboard like the Logitech g11 can be had for under $50. I got mine at Target for about $45.
There is a g110 unit on newegg for $70, but has a MIR for twenty back:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Otherwise, I say go for it and have fun!
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June 13, 2010 9:54:23 PM

Your correct im not going to be overclocking, but i would like the USB 3.0 and sata 6 gb/s. im looking for a system that can play today's games and still remain relatively inexpensive. hah, yea forgot the mouse, the one you suggested looks like a good one. 50 bucks seems a little expensive for a keyboard, is the performance worth it?
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