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 Share mauszozo August 31, 2010 11:08:01 PM Best answer selected by mauszozo. m 0 l Related resources Gaming/Digital Art PC from $700-800 - Forum $345 Gaming/Digital Art CPU Build - Forum [New Build] Gaming and Digital art pc $1000-1500 - Forum Monitor for gaming and digital art? - Forum Suggestions/Improvements for this Gaming Build?(i5-4670K, GTX 780) - 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. m 0 l batuchka September 1, 2010 3:09:50 AM You are welcomed ^^ m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Gaming/Digital Art Build - Component Advice Forum £800 Build for Graphic Design and Digital Art Forum SolvedFirst time building Gaming Computer any improvements/suggestions Forum New Build Stock Trading/Digital Art/ Gaming Help Plz. =D Forum Suggestions or improvements to my build £800 Forum Building a Gaming / Art workstation machine Forum Solved£800 - $1300 - 1000 euro 1st time gaming pc build any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Forum £400 gaming/3d-art machine Forum Best low profile card for gaming and digital art? Forum SolvedBuilding a Gaming PC for $800. Can you improve this one? Forum Building an Extreme Gaming PC. Any Improvements or Suggestions? :) Forum Solved1st time build, need advice for quiet htpc/gaming build, on compatibility, as well as suggestions for improvement Forum SolvedSuggestions on my first gaming machine Forum Solved$800 New Gaming Rig, Offer Suggestions Please! Forum Suggestions or Improvements to this gaming build. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !