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<$800 gaming pc w/ gtx 460 1gb + phenom x4 955

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July 21, 2010 11:27:22 PM

Hi all,

I am new to building computers, but from researching around the internet I think I want the gtx 460 1gb and the phenom x4 955.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tonight or Tomorrow

BUDGET RANGE: $800) Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Starcraft 2, FFXIV, Star Wars TOR)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any trusted site in the U.S. Newegg is the one I have been gauging off of.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S


OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe I never overclocked before, but i heard the 955 is easy to do so.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe I am not going for sli now, but would like to have the possibility of adding another gtx 460 down the line.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Using a 1080p samsung hdtv. Can also be used in a 720p resolution. I need hdmi on the g-card which i think the 460 has.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Here are some parts that i found that might be good deals, but i am not sure with compatibility issues and if something else would be more worth the money:

DVD Burner

MOBO and RAM combo
(does that motherboard allow for sli?)

HDD for $40

Thanks for the help, much appreciated. I have no clue about compatibility so I appreciate the guidance!
July 22, 2010 12:17:47 AM

For an AMD build, to get SLI you have to go for a motherboard with a Nvidia chipset. These are all the ones I could find which are AM3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=P... Maybe there would be more if I included AM2+. The one's around $100 would probably be my choice if I was going to do what you're planning.

HDD: Either of the following: ~$50/$75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|22-148-395^22-148-395-TS%2C22-152-181^22-152-181-S01%2C22-152-185^22-152-185-TS%2C22-148-433^22-148-433-TS
I suppose if you can find a good combo deal with a Caviar Blue or Caviar Black then they would be worth going for.

CASE & PSU: Lian Li PC-K62 & XFX 650W $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
The PSU will be able to support adding another GTX 460.

Nice set of RAM: G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO (7-8-7-24 1.35V)

Make sure you get the Mbox version as it is the newest revision, so is generally better than the old one.
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July 22, 2010 10:15:52 AM

$703AR with 16/16 CF?

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July 22, 2010 11:25:29 AM
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