$800 Gaming Computer

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a Week

BUDGET RANGE: 800$ after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, surfing the web, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No Specific Brand

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Crossfire in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

This is what I have put together, just need to get someone to double check if everything is compatible and is at pretty good prices.


I7 930
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0331303

SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873

3GB (3 x 1GB) / DDR3 PC3-10666 / Low Latency DIMM Kit / Patriot Extreme Performance Viper Series
http://www.frys.com/product/5803093?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

MSI X58 Pro-E Intel i7 X58 1366 Motherboard
http://www.frys.com/product/6012458?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.466067

Orion 201 Mid Tower Case
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0312846

Total comes to around $713 including shipping and tax and after rebabtes. Let me know what you think.
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  1. Your CPU does not match your board (or your intended use, whcih is gaming) Try this i5-750. It is $150 plus tax.

    Put the extra into a cooler: Zalman CNPS10X Performa for $50. That way you can overclock when you're ready.

    Edit for the case: that case is cheap, and you should really take a look at it when you go to buy your processor. Consider spending a few more $ to get something that you can actually work with.
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

    That ram kit is lower voltage, which means your CPU will OC better. If you're willing to spend more on a 1.35 kit, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231320 makes sense.
  3. Hope you don't mind my suggestion but its kind of an overhaul of your build. I picked better gaming components and came in under $800. Included a HIGH end case and a 5830 instead of 5770. :)

    Here's the build. Hope you like it.

    CASE: Antec 902 = $90 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058

    MOBO + PSU COMBO: OCZ ModXStream 700w + ASUS 790X EVO = $133 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.479520

    CPU + GPU COMBO: AMD Phenom II x4 955 + ASUS 5830 = $324 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.460704

    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 = $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    DVD DRIVE: ASUS CD/DVD burner = $22
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 1333 CL7 = $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276

    TOTAL: $810 before rebates.
    $725 after rebates

    BAM! Much better system all around and all parts I have used before, they are solid.

    What do you think?
  4. Oh, and in your original build you forgot a DVD drive. My build includes one.

    If you are dead set on an i7, I would be pretty confused considering your main purpose is gaming. If your set on intel an i5 is a better bet. But going AMD is your best best for gaming right now, and the AM3 platform is not going to die off anytime soon.

    The mother board I picked has a dual x8 mode for crossfire and an x16 for a single GPU system. A second 5830 later on will get full performance from that motherboard. The one you chose has a single card at x16, but if you add a second card it only gets x4.

    x16 / x4 is a lower performance crossfire board than x8 / x8.

    Your HDD is a good choice.

    Getting off the i7 platform frees you from triple channel RAM setups, and the one I chose are super fast and priced very well.

    The PSU you chose is not solid. The one I chose is Crossfire certified, modular design and 80+ certified, with ample 12v rail amps and is 700w also.

    Newegg has EGGCELENT deals if you hunt for combos, which I have done for you. Let us know what you decide!
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