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New Gaming Computer for Son - Will it work

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July 27, 2010 4:11:13 AM

I am thinking of purcahsing the following system for my son. He plays Cyrsis, call of duty things of that nature.

Is this a good build
Case NZXT Alpha Gaming Case-Black
Case Lighting None-
Processor [== Quad Core ==] AMD Phenom™ II X4 965 Black Edition Quad-Core CPU-
Processor Cooling [Free Upgrade] Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ 120mm Radiator [AMD]-
Memory 4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1800 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 - 1GB-Single Card
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3 -- AMD 770-
Power Supply 800 Watt -- Power Supply-SLI Ready
Primary Hard Drive 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s-Single Drive
Optical Drive 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive-Black
Flash Media Reader/Writer 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer-Black

Sound Card 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard-
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel)-64-Bit
Subtotal* $1135.00 (plus tax & shipping)
July 27, 2010 4:16:54 AM

how much extra is that faster memory costing? Memory is rarely a bottleneck so you can drop it down to 1333MHz and not take a significant hit, that should drop the price a fair bit. Rather than getting their generic PSU, see if it will let you select a 500-600W PSU from Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic, your average PSU that prebuilts get shipped with arent great.

Where are you buying this from? I did a rough pricing based on prices in my head and figured the parts and OS come out to about 1k, probably less so thats about a 10% price boost for them building it for you.
July 27, 2010 4:39:08 AM

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148395
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant


MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130275
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate


XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular ...
Item #: N82E16817207003
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$40.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7S-4GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231307
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814150490
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX
Item #: N82E16819103851
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
-$35.00 Combo


KWORLD Digital Media Player M101, RMVB support
Item #: N82E16815260025
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
-$60.00 Instant
-$39.99 Saving


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
NZXT Alpha Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Open Window
Item #: N82E16811146041
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
-$10.00 Combo

Subtotal: $1,087.91

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July 27, 2010 4:41:47 AM

this is a better build as the 5870 is a good deal faster than the gtx 460 and it's a 6 core processor instead of a quad

it's a few bucks cheaper and I suggest you get a cooler master hyper 212+ to cool that CPU and do a bit of over clocking
July 27, 2010 5:03:20 AM

dan4patriots made a good build, id just like to say that Seagate isnt that good anymore, i would go for a WD HDD,

5870 or a 5850 would be perfect.

Not sure if i'd go for that cpu ( i would go with a 955 BE)

The 870 mobo is good (you can also go with the gigabyte or asus versions of the 870)

Also the ram go at least 1333 and Max 1600 ( above 1600 its a waste even if you OC)