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 700-900 build first timer need advice Forum New gaming build $700-$900 Forum New Build $700-900 Forum First build gaming PC: $700-$900 Need advice Forum Advise Me on New Gaming PC Build $700-$900 Forum New Build - First Time Builder, $700-$900 Budget Forum SolvedNeed advice on overclocking AMD phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Forum New Build - Gaming - $700-900 with Peripherals Forum SolvedCreating a New build from an old AMD E-machine with Intel CPU and need some advice. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !