Solved <$800 Gaming + Digital art machine. Any suggestions or improvements? Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: September 1, 2010 3:09 AM in Systems Share mauszozo August 30, 2010 11:04:07 PM [Edited: tried to make the screen shot not so blurry.] APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today or tomorrow, if I'm lucky. (8/30 or 8/31) BUDGET RANGE: Less than $800 before rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, digital art (photoshop, illustrator), programming for school PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I already have a monitor, keyboard, DVD ROM, graphics tablet, mouse, and windows 7 pro PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: prefer newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference. OVERCLOCKING: No. No time to spend tweaking machine, just want it to work. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe MONITOR RESOLUTION: ~1600x1200 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Do I need a $40 CPU cooler? Can I just use the stock one or are they really worth it? Here's what I was thinking about, based on browsing through these forums: ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX + SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support okay, those links are getting too long. See pic above for details PSU, HD Case, RAM Thanks in advance. More about : 800 gaming digital art machine suggestions improvements Best solution batuchka August 31, 2010 7:01:21 AM $730AR less that SATA DVDRW CM Hyper 212+ $30 http://www.directron.com/rrb10212pgp.html mauszozo August 31, 2010 11:08:01 PM Best answer selected by mauszozo. Related resources ~$6500 for Gaming PC -- Suggestions & Improvements Needed - Forum £ 800 Build for Graphic Design and Digital Art - Forum The $ 800 Machine need suggestions !! - Forum Core i7 build Looking for improvements/suggestions - Forum $ 800 MMORPG Gaming machine - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mauszozo August 31, 2010 11:51:43 PM Thanks man, I just ordered that exact setup you listed from Newegg! Nice getting the GeForce GTX 460 squeezed in there. Also I ordered the CM Hyper 212+ from Amazon for $29.00, free shipping and no tax with Amazon Prime. batuchka, I've read your recommendations for people before and have always been impressed with your ability to ninja the perfect deal/quality combo. Honestly, I was secretly hoping you would reply to my request, so thanks again. batuchka September 1, 2010 3:09:50 AM You are welcomed ^^ Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum$1500 Digital Art build ForumI5/570 Gaming+Digital Arts Rig ForumAny room for minor improvements for gaming machine ? ForumNo holds barred gaming system build -- suggestions/improvements ? Forum$3000 photo editing and gaming machine .Advice Improvements or swapouts Forum~$500 Build For Art and Mid Level Gaming ForumNew build for girlfriend's parents - $ 800 ForumSuggestions on Improvements /Questions Forum~$1000 art/gaming build ForumHow should I permanently store digital photographs? ForumPCI compatibility question ForumJust moved, new gaming build ForumBestConfigs - High-End AMD Gaming PC ForumBestConfigs - High-End Intel Gaming PC ForumBestConfigs - MicroATX Gaming Build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !