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Good $700 budget gaming computer

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September 5, 2010 3:19:40 AM

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

MotherBoard: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

Video Card: MSI R5830 Twin Frozr II Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

Case: NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Power Supply: XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

DVD Burner: SAMSUNG 2MB Cache SATA 24x DVD Burner - Bulk LightScribe Support

Memory: CZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


in total it will coast $700. i just need it to run games like: fallout new vages, fallout 3, oblivion, COD MW2, COD WAW, COD MW1, APB, Farcry, and i just need them to run those games on high to highest setting with ok FPS. please help me and fast, i need to order the parts by tomorrow, or ill loose the deals that make it only $700, then all the parts will be $900 again
September 5, 2010 3:45:54 AM

Oww barring a price drop GTX 460 over HD 5830 (we could squeeze in the 256bit/1GB version even) and i wouldn't go OCZ RAM so

Tower @ $600AR


OS $100
September 5, 2010 3:56:55 AM

what the hell? not ocz? OCZ is one of the top brands for memory, and i find it really funny how you went for OCZ for the power supply. and that memory sucks, so does the motherboard and the cpu is a step down from what i need. the video card isnt worth the money eather. i think you dont know what your talking about.
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September 5, 2010 4:11:47 AM

OCZ used to be a top brand for memory, I used them in DDR1 and DDR2 days. I have purchased OCZ DDR3 ram for this build... DOA, my friend bought OCZ ram and he has nothing but BSOD errors, when I put my memory in his computer he doesn't have problems.

Maybe we just had bad luck but reviews would seem to agree with that.

Also OCZ makes decent PSUs now, unlike their RAM.

I agree his choice of Motherboard is a little odd, but that is VERY cheap for a GTX 460 1GB version, you will not find cheaper AR.

Also people pick a 955 over a 965 becuase it overclocks to a 965 rather easy.
September 5, 2010 4:16:24 AM

OCZ has fallen down hard. I would stay away from their PSUs as well, a lot of their units are outright dangerous to run at stated wattage.

Though really that biostar mobo looks meh, I would spend more to avoid it.
September 5, 2010 4:30:19 AM

And what does that link prove except that that specific X2 was good? Biostar is known for using subpar components.
September 5, 2010 4:49:10 AM

The truth is all brands make both gems and lemons at various price points but peeps who dun build with brands outside their comfort zones would just stick to what worked for them hehe

Err Google is your best fren and u could check out all/any AM2+/AM3 CHIP OC on Biostar T-Series dating back from 2008: can't be all those peeps had golden chips ya LOL
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