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~1200 PC FOR GAMING

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August 24, 2010 5:19:37 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 WEEKS

BUDGET RANGE: 1200) Before (I plan on taking advantage of any MIR's but i'm not counting on them)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, excel.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: everything is going to be brand new.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com,

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type AMD/ATI is what i usually stick with.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe not any time soon though if ever

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet PC, nothing fancy.
Case:
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Mobo:
MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Video:
GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

PSU:
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...

Proc:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

Ram:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

SSD: (for launching windows 7 and teh swap disk)
Corsair Nova CSSD-V32GB2-BRKT 2.5" 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HDD: (definitly want at least 1TB)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Monitor: (want at least 1080i and 23"
ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Optical: (considering adding in a Blue ray drive maybe even a BR burner and just tacking that on over budget.
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

all this puts me at around $1,200 after shipping and adding on a mouse and keyboard and a few other small parts. your thoughts are greatly appriceiated.

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August 24, 2010 5:31:44 PM

only two things i would change would be the motherboard and ram. would pick up a 890gx motherboard instead (any brand works) and this memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

p.s lose the ssd. all you will get out of it is loading windows faster. i would use that money to buy another 5770. it would help you alot more in gaming than that ssd will.
August 24, 2010 5:32:32 PM

this SSD has better timings and is cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

also consider:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This hard drive is faster, has larger platters, and is cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cheaper DVD drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thats not a very good PSU, try a corsair.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the PSU costs a little more, but the savings on the other parts should more than cover it, and the quality is better.
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August 24, 2010 5:53:02 PM

wow that was quick, im glad i did this thank you very much. i had my questions about the actual benefits of the SSD but a friend of mine was very convincing. i guess ill have to do some more research. thank you again.
August 24, 2010 6:58:00 PM

zucchini said:
only two things i would change would be the motherboard and ram. would pick up a 890gx motherboard instead (any brand works) and this memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

p.s lose the ssd. all you will get out of it is loading windows faster. i would use that money to buy another 5770. it would help you alot more in gaming than that ssd will.


as far as this chipset goes, all the ones i see listed on new egg have an on board video card, does this have any benifit/cost considering i plan on having a discreet gfx card?
August 25, 2010 12:53:32 PM

onboard video is only there as back up or for those without discrete cards. if you plug into a discrete card, you can ignore it.
August 25, 2010 9:38:30 PM

Got a question regarding this build, i found an old sound blaster audigy 2 in one of my old builds from a few years ago, would this add any benefit to this new system?
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