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$750 Gaming Build

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July 6, 2010 12:21:53 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: July-August BUDGET RANGE: 750ish( less is better :D )

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing the Web, Movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor (

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:Cheaper the better so I dont really care. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA, CA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Again, best value for the $$$

OVERCLOCKING: Probably SLI OR CROSSFIRE: In the future, if I get the money.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600 x 1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would prefer it to have SATA III/USB 3.0 for future proofing. I heard that the LGA1156 socket will not be used as soon as Sandy Bridge comes out, so I guess I dont want to be stuck with a defunct board from the get go. I need a case too, but there are SO many options and I don't know which one to choose. I would like a case in the 25-50 dollar range. I really don't care what it looks like. I have an old dell precision 620, and i was wondering if i could use the case?

CPU/GPU Combo: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103727
ASUS CuCore Series EAH5770 CuCore/2DI/1GD5 Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

MOBO:
GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEMORY:
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=N82E168...

PSU/HDD COMBO:
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: $719.94

Thanks!

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July 6, 2010 12:44:29 AM

Just edited it, I can scrounge an optical drive out of my old machine, and the case I was looking for a recommendation. Also, I was looking for a good mobo, because I really dont know much about AMD mobo's and their various differences.
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July 6, 2010 1:53:51 AM

How are Rosewill cases? Because there is one that is pretty cheap. The CM 690 is a little pricey.

Rosewill R220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I wonder if I can just rip everything out of my old dell case and stick everything in there? There are plenty of empty fan openings and I know a shop where I can pick em up for 50 cents or so.
July 6, 2010 7:55:47 AM

He wanted the crossfire option, the second slot on 870 boards only runs at X4.
July 6, 2010 6:32:06 PM

Thanks for the answers guys! Proximon, I found that case combo quite good, for me and my wallet(which i guess is my most important concern :D  ) evonugg, that combo looks quite interesting hdd for free! I definitely have quite a bit to think about, I will edit if I get to a conclusion soon.
July 6, 2010 7:19:45 PM

This is what I went with for my 750 Build.
Came to 722 shipped, With combos, and before MIR.

# 1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
# 1 x LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS50 - OEM
# 1 x AMD Gift - Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Coupon
# 1 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
# 1 x AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX
# 1 x XIGMATEK HDT-SD964 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler
# 1 x Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
# 1 x 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
# 1 x MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
# 1 x MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready
July 6, 2010 8:35:02 PM

So Prox you are saying that it is a bad board?
July 6, 2010 11:19:32 PM

No sorry I must be thinking phonetically today. Was supposed to be WON not ONE.

Fixed.
July 7, 2010 10:39:54 PM

ok thanks, it was confusing me a little and now its cleared up.
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