Budget Gaming system $850

I'm trying to throw a new system together that will allow me to run most games coming out in the next couple years on medium to medium-high settings. I don't expect it to handle Microsoft Flight Simulator X on high but I would hope it would be able to manage MMOs like WoW at end-game demand. I don't intend to overclock. The parts I've compiled are as follows:

CD Bay: Sony Optiarc DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16827118030

GFX: HIS Radeon HD 4850 H485FM1GH Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814161296

RAM: CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820145278

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822136319

Mobo: ASUS P7P55D LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813131404

Case & Power Supply: Thermaltake Element G VL18501W2Z Black Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811133175

Proc: Intel Core i5-750 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819115215

Any advice/feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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  1. I'd go for the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro motherboard (ASUS P7P55D-E LX if you do not want CrossFireX or SLI/not going to use more than one card, a SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD for $5 more (360 GB & faster speed),and this memory kit which has a faster speed and lower latencies for $2 less.

    ASUS P7P55D-E Pro - $179.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621

    ASUS P7P55D-E LX - $129.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131634

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $109.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB - $79.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
  2. Wow for 850.00 I can make you a computer!

    DVD Burner 20.00 Free Shipping:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118039

    Case and PSU 80.00:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.397811

    Motherboard and CPU 280.00:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.397503

    HardDrive 75.00 Free Shipping:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304

    Memory and Graphics Card 340.00:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.416937

    Your grand Total is: 795.00

    Well kept it under 800.00 lol. :)
  3. Batuchka I'm sorry I would take my build over yours. (No offense):)
  4. Costing a small fortune for me given the frames in games : $749AR?
  5. Non taken : i agree if TS was looking for a compiling, rendering or encoding machine ^^ Though i would go 8GB DDR3 non OCZ and if apps dun take advantage of GPU a 880G chipset instead of a HD 5750?


    SHANEMARINES said:
  6. batuchka said:
    Non taken : i agree if TS was looking for a compiling, rendering or encoding machine ^^ Though i would go 8GB DDR3 non OCZ and if apps dun take advantage of GPU a 880G chipset instead of a HD 5750?


    +1^ for you! :D

    Quick edit he did say he wanted to run Microsoft Flight Simulator X on the machine which is more so RAM and CPU Usage which the system I placed together would be perfect at along with the CPU being future proof and the 8GB of Low Voltage memory being future proof as well.
  7. ...except for the PSU; the HEC is an old, inefficient design (at best).
    I'd take Batuchka's build and maybe bump the CPU to a 955BE.
  8. Onus said:
    ...except for the PSU; the HEC is an old, inefficient design (at best).
    I'd take Batuchka's build and maybe bump the CPU to a 955BE.


    I run a HEC 1080Watt I just bought from newegg and runs my 2 GTX260 OC Edition, AMD II x 2 @ 3.0Ghz, 4GB Ram, 1TB HDD, Gigabyte gaming motherboard very well and no problems, as well as my old HEC 585Watt. :??:

    I think its a matter of opinion. :)
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