AMD 965 - new build advice - $700-900 Tags: New Build AMD Systems Product Last response: August 18, 2010 2:23 AM in Systems Share wrightj7 August 17, 2010 1:41:45 AM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a week or so BUDGET RANGE: $700 - $900 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Internet, some gaming-not too extreme right now, Adobe CS, Multi-tasking PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard/mouse PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NA COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type: AD OVERCLOCKING: Probably SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe in awhile MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024 PARTS: Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE - Have This - $150 RAM: OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) OCZ3P1333LV4GK - $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU: SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 (Maybe 2 of these, I have 1) - $110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC - $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HSF: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler I5 775 AMD compatible - $35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case: AZZA Solano 1000 Black/Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front ATX Full Tower Computer Case - $65 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CD/DVD-Rom: ? So, I have a bit of room on the price. Any suggestions for better parts or if I have something wrong. Sorry about the last post. I'm 100% noob. Thanks. More about : amd 965 build advice 700 900 batuchka August 17, 2010 1:46:13 AM Ok CS5 leverages more on multicore chips than any version so this was speced out for someone on a Full HD LCD /heavy gaming/Air OC so just tone down GPU ^^ m 0 l wrightj7 August 17, 2010 7:39:10 PM If I were to crossfire 2 - 5770's, would I need more than 600W PSU? m 0 l Related resources $700-900 CS6+semi gaming build advice - Forum First time build advice. $700-$900. - Forum New PC build: Programming, general computer use $700-900 - Forum New Build around $700-$900 (Asus/Intel Haswell Build) - Forum AMD Build for $700-$900? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Mr Pizza August 17, 2010 8:29:20 PM Just don't get OCZ ram get some g.skill like this.... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l wrightj7 August 18, 2010 1:49:28 AM Why not the OCZ? That bad? What about Kingston HyperX? m 0 l sp12 August 18, 2010 2:23:25 AM I would step the 965 down to a 955 or up to a 1055t. The 965 just doesn't compete well in the price/performance department. Also, GTX 470@ 280 noms the 5870@400. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Build Advice 700-900 Forum SolvedPlease assist with new build. . .using wife's Mac (have pity) $700-900 Forum SolvedLooking for opinions on a $700-900 build (AMD 955) Forum SolvedAMD Phenom II X4 965 vs Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz for new build Forum Wanting Advice on First Time Build-700-900 Gaming/ Watch Video Forum Solved[New System Build] AMD Phenom II X4 965 Forum SolvedAMD FX-8320 Overheating on a new build, need advice on cooling![Urgent] Forum 700-900 build first timer need advice Forum First build gaming PC: $700-$900 Need advice Forum New gaming build $700-$900 Forum New Build $700-900 Forum Advise Me on New Gaming PC Build $700-$900 Forum New Build - First Time Builder, $700-$900 Budget Forum New Build - Gaming - $700-900 with Peripherals Forum SolvedNeed advice on overclocking AMD phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !