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Prebuilt AMD Gaming PC

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1-2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: 800

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing the net, College School Work, Movies

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PC: eWiz.com, Newegg and other suggestions

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

WHY PREBUILT VERSUS CUSTOM BUILT: System build comes with all I want for cheaper than I can find. Still open to build my own.

I HAVE CONSIDERED THE FOLLOWING: Price for performance. An affordable gaming pc.

WOULD YOU CONSIDER A CUSTOM BUILT INSTEAD: Yes, I've been researching for a while and was sold on building my own until I used eWiz.com to custom build.

PREBUILT SYSTEM LINK: http://www.ewiz.com/system_conf.php?preid=73 With the following parts:

Cooler Master Elite 310 RC-310-BWN1-GP No PS Mid Tower Case (Blue)
AMD Phenom II X4 Processor 925 (2.8GHz) AM3, Retail
ASRock M3A785GXH/128M Socket AM3/ AMD 785G/ 3-Way CrossFireX/ A&V&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
Super Talent DDR3-1333 4GB (2x 2GB) Value Memory Kit
Sapphire Radeon HD5770 1GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card
Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drive
Samsung TS-H663B 22X DVDRW SATA Internal Drive (Black), Bulk w/o Software
Cooler Master RS600-PCARE3-US eXtreme Power 600W ATX12V SLI Power
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

Obviously this is under my budget, which helps me. I'm looking to crossfire in the future. Should I add a sound card?? Any suggestions on building my own or is this a good build for the price of $645.50. Thanks for taking the time to help a noobie out!
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  1. Here's a pretty good deal for a PRE-Built system:

    CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1071 Intel Core i5 655K(3.20GHz) 4GB DDR3 1TB NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229195

    800.00 Above^

    iBUYPOWER Gamer Extreme 542Q6 Phenom II X6 1055T(2.8GHz) 4GB DDR3 500GB ATI Radeon HD 5750 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227257

    850.00 Above^

    __________________________________________________________________

    Well I hope this helps you out and I can also make a great custom for 750-800 as well.
  2. That Coolermaster RS600-PCARE3-US is a crappy PSU; overrated and not to be trusted. The Cyberpower and iBuypower PCs also unfortunately come with questionable PSUs; the little voltage switches on them are a giveaway for an older design that is overrated and inefficient at best, and an outright risk to the system at worst.
    I can understand someone wanting a prebuilt to avoid certain kinds of hassles, but make sure you can specify a quality PSU; some will let you get an Antec or Corsair.
  3. Onus said:
    That Coolermaster RS600-PCARE3-US is a crappy PSU; overrated and not to be trusted. The Cyberpower and iBuypower PCs also unfortunately come with questionable PSUs; the little voltage switches on them are a giveaway for an older design that is overrated and inefficient at best, and an outright risk to the system at worst.
    I can understand someone wanting a prebuilt to avoid certain kinds of hassles, but make sure you can specify a quality PSU; some will let you get an Antec or Corsair.



    ( +1 ) for you! :)
  4. Thanks for the insight. I appreciate it. Now this build comes from a "ibuypower" or "cyberpower" type build. I just thought it would be best to put it in this forum. Now they do have an Antec power supply that i can easily switch out for I just don't know if it is "sli/crossfire" ready. The PSU is an Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W. Is it crossfire ready? Thanks for the help guys.

    One more question for the motherboard; Is the AsRock Mobo reliable with the tri-crossfire? Or am I better off going for just a regular crossfire Asus board?
  5. ASRock makes pretty good boards, they are the cheaper branch of ASUS so they are still good quality but the 785G board is going to limit your crossfire potential, most of them will restrict you to 16/4, go for a 790X, 790GX or 890GX to get 8x/8x CF, the FX boards support 16x/16x CF but you wont take a penalty from 8x/8x.
  6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015

    Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W yes it is SLi and Crossfire.

    I think their both reliable computers, I mean every company has a failure rate and every product does as well so I wouldn't worry about it to much.
  7. I've gotten good results from ASRock boards. And, the Earthwatts PSUs are all solid.
  8. Onus said:
    I've gotten good results from ASRock boards. And, the Earthwatts PSUs are all solid.


    (+1) for you! :)
  9. lol.
    Let us know how the build goes.
  10. Epic give us an update on the build if you would like. :)
  11. Alright, so I've been researching and researching and I've updated my build specs. I haven't made my purchase yet because I get paid this week and I had prior bills to pay. Blah-blah-blah. Anyways I forgot I had a 100$ gift card to Best Buy so I'm thinking about buying an OS from them to save a few bucks. My new specs are listed below, let me know if it's a good set-up or if I'm forgetting something :)

    Cooler Master Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP No PS Mid Tower Case (Black)
    AMD Phenom II X4 Processor 945 (3.0GHz) AM3, Retail
    MSI NF750-G55 Socket AM3/ GeForce 750a SLI/ DDR3/ A&V&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
    Super Talent DDR3-1333 4GB (2x 2GB) Value Memory Kit
    EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX 470 1280MB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card
    Seagate ST3500418AS 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drive
    Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black), Bulk
    Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Power Supply

    Total w/o OS is: 803
  12. Best answer
    If you don't mind epic I'm going to post a custom build for you.

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

    PSU and Case $200.00 before rebate:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.410717

    Mother Board and CPU $280.00 before rebate:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.397503

    Hard Drive $65.00 with Free Shipping:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433

    Memory and graphics card 246.00 before rebates:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.416730

    Well the total is before rebates: $811.00

    I hope you like it and as far as the build you posted is okay as well.
  13. Of the two, I think I prefer Shane's build a little, but I'm a little leery of MSI, which both use, and I don't think the X6 has proven itself any better than a cheaper X4 for gaming. Here's a slightly cheaper combo that also includes a free game: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.405957
  14. Onus said:
    Of the two, I think I prefer Shane's build a little, but I'm a little leery of MSI, which both use, and I don't think the X6 has proven itself any better than a cheaper X4 for gaming. Here's a slightly cheaper combo that also includes a free game: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.405957

    better than shanemarines' mobo and cpu, so i would say get this and do the rest of shanemanrines build...
  15. Antec Nine Hundred No PS Mid Tower Ultimate Gaming Case (Black)
    AMD Phenom II X4 Processor 955 (3.2GHz) AM3, Retail (Black Edition)
    GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H Socket AM3/ AMD 790GX/ DDR3/ Hyper CrossFireX/ A&V&GbE/ ATX Motherboard
    Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/4G DDR3-1600 4GB(2x2GB) CL9 Memory Kit
    Sapphire Radeon HD5770 Vapor-X 1GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card
    Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32MB Hard Drive
    Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black), Bulk
    Antec EarthWatts EA650 Power Supply

    This seems to incorporate a lot of what we have discussed. I put this all together on ewiz.com for 716.75. For 100 dollars less than what was posted before. Do I need anything else on this build (besides the OS)
  16. That looks complete.
  17. Thanks guys and very well made points, I really can't say much more.:)
  18. Best answer selected by EpicAnimosity.
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