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July 30, 2010 8:31:09 PM

Hey guys,

I am helping a buddy of mine build a PC to play Starcraft 2 on. He loves the series but doesn't know a lot about computers, and neither do I really. I am trying to get him or build him a good gaming PC for about $800. I have a few pieces already, but I would some suggestions. Also, please let me know if any of these components are not compatible, and if I am missing anything. I know I need a DVD-ROM but I can't seem to find one...
Thanks a ton in advance.

AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX945WFGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103809

HIS H489FT1GP Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Turbo OC Edition

OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3BE1600C8LV4GK

GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Western Digital Caviar Green WD7500AADS 750GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...

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July 31, 2010 2:05:11 AM

Looks like a nice build as far as i can tell, but a few things...

You may want to consider this drive over the caviar green, it's a higher preformance drive, relative to the caviar green, which is designed to be power efficient...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Also, do you already have the 4890? Because they have become pretty hard to find, I know new-egg doesn't have them anymore...You may want to consider getting either a radeon 5000 series card, or even a nvidia GTX460 instead, as they are newer models that run cooler and support directx 11
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July 31, 2010 2:11:28 AM

$660AR
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July 31, 2010 4:02:03 PM

Thanks a ton guys. batuchka that looks like a great pc, I think we just might put that one together.
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July 31, 2010 6:49:44 PM

With that system u could also consider changing the stock cooler to a bigger one to do a little oc, if u haven't bought the motherboard then i recomend u to go for an atx model for better upgradeability like this one:
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
its like 40 bucks more expensive but u get 3 more sata ports, better chipset and with this one u can put 2 dual slot graphics cards in a future (2 5770 or 5750 if u r on a budget), it has hdmi as well.
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August 1, 2010 2:56:10 AM

iahwhite said:
Thanks a ton guys. batuchka that looks like a great pc, I think we just might put that one together.


Ok happy building/shopping and u are welcomed :D 
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August 1, 2010 7:50:19 AM

I would love to have this build again if new sale combos are available. Any equivalent ones out there?
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