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$800 Gaming PC

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September 1, 2010 4:33:06 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next week
BUDGET RANGE: $600 - 800

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Starcraft 2) to web surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I prefer AMD CPUs, but I don't really have any other preferences.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I actually have most of my parts picked out, but im new to this so i would appreciate a little help and advice.

NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 01G-P3-1467-AR GeForce GTX 465 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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September 1, 2010 5:49:51 PM

I dont think anyone recommends 465s. The 460s are about as fast and use much less power and generate less heat and noise. Either go with 460 1GB or a 470 (or a 5850).

That is an old motherboard and RAM. Get a newer AM3 motherboard with USB3 and DDR3 RAM for about the same price.

Antec Neo Eco 620. Better quality, more 12V amperage for the same price.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
September 1, 2010 6:22:28 PM

I think it's kind of silly to put a mATX motherboard in a mid tower case. Check this one out; it has an extra PCI-E x16 slot, USB 3.0 ports, and Sata 6Gb/s ports. It isn't too much more, either.

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


If you know that it is possible to unlock that GTX 465 to a 470, go with it. Otherwise, here is a GTX 470 for $250 (after 10% with the promo code EMCYWNV49).

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


You might be able combo that video card with some DDR3 memory for a hefty discount. $304 total (with 4GB of DDR3 1600) if the promo code goes through.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Or you can definitely combo the motherboard with the memory. $153 total (with 4GB of DDR3 1600).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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September 1, 2010 6:32:23 PM

Thanks this is helping so much!
Do you guys know of any combos that would make my build a little better while keeping it in budget?
September 1, 2010 6:53:11 PM

CPU & Case: Here's a combo that will get you a much nicer Antec 900 case with your Phenom II X4 965 for $255 altogether.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


HDD: Newegg has an excellent deal on the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard drive. $60 with the promo code EMCYWPZ27.

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


Case & PSU: Combo with a different Antec 900 case and a 750W Antec Earthwatts modular power supply for $152 after a rebate. There aren't many good power supply combos up yet this month.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


Case & PSU: Or that power supply with an Antec 300 case for $132 straight up.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


PSU and CPU: XFX XXX 650W Modular PSU and Phenom II X4 965 for $218.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
September 1, 2010 7:20:11 PM

So best configs:

Case & PSU $152 (Antec 900 & Earthwatts 750W Modular): http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD $60 (Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB & Memory $153 (Gigabyte GA-890XA-UD3 AM3 ATX & Corsair DDR3 1600 4GB): http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Video Card $250 (Gigabyte GTX 470): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU & DVD-RW $177 (Phenom II 965 Retail & Samsung 24X SATA DVD-RW w/lightscribe): http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: $792



With the Antec 300 instead of the 900

Case & PSU $132 (Antec 300 & Earthwatts 750W Modular): http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD $60 (Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB & Memory $153 (Gigabyte GA-890XA-UD3 AM3 ATX & Corsair DDR3 1600 4GB): http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Video Card $250 (Gigabyte GTX 470): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU & DVD-RW $177 (Phenom II 965 Retail & Samsung 24X SATA DVD-RW w/lightscribe): http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: $772



With the Antec 300 case and XFX XXX 650W PSU:

CPU & PSU $218 (Phenom II X4 965 & XFX XXX 650W Modular PSU): http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD $60: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB & Memory $153: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Video Card $250: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case & DVD-RW $72 (Antec Three Hundred & LITE-ON 24X DVD-RW w/Lightscribe): http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: $753
September 1, 2010 7:26:31 PM

wow this is helping me so much thank you!
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