Building New Gaming System Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: October 5, 2010 5:31 AM in Systems Share Mystafet October 5, 2010 4:00:11 AM I'll get to answering the questions first and add comments at the bottom Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP, would like to order everything this week if possible. Budget Range: $800ish System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WoW/FFXIV), and Photo Editing (12.1MP) in PS Elements Parts Not Required: Logitech G9x Mouse, Logitech G15 Keyboard, Acer Monitor, Antec 900 Case, and some crappy speakers, possibly PSU Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Whatever is cheaper, but I generally lean towards NewEgg Country of Origin: USA Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Prefer AMD CPU, swaying towards Phenom II 965 Overclocking: No, most likely not SLI or Crossfire: Nope Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, I think Additional Comments: Looking to get a system that will run fine with WoW on Max settings, as well as enough multitasking capabilities for gaming and web surfing, as well as photo editing Will be running on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit I currently have the following PSU: I'm open to upgrading this to the following PSU if it can stay within my budget still: Really looking to build a system with the AMD Phenom II 965 DVD-Rom will be cheap roughly $15, and as for Harddrive I'm looking at: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200RPM SATA 6.0 I'm open on Motherboard and RAM, as well as the GPU. Just really hoping to get some good recomendations that will work with my needs and stay within budget, or even below it, if possible =). More about : building gaming system gkay09 October 5, 2010 5:31:19 AM ^ If that PSU is still working fine and I guess must still be in warranty, then stick with it, it has enough power for any single chip graphic card out there... As for rest of the parts, X4 965 + HD 5850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... ASUS 870 + ASUS DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... RAM - If you do a lot of Photopshop work, then 8GB might be warranted http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD - Why not this 1TB ? It is as good or maybe even better - Samsung F3 1TB $16 off w/ promo code EMCYXNW34, ends 10/4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Total - ~$732 (Not including the rebates or the promo code) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuilding my new Gaming/editing system Forum SolvedBuilding a new system from the ground up for gaming (switching fron console to pc). Need suggestions on configuration/hardwar Forum SolvedPlanning on building a new gaming/entertainment system - Need input Forum SolvedBuilding New Gaming System Under $1000 Forum SolvedBuilding a new system for casual gaming Forum SolvedBuilding new Gaming system Forum Building a new system for gaming/multitasking Forum Solved[Solved]Building a New Gaming System Forum SolvedBuilding a new budget gaming system Forum SolvedHowdy and my thoughts on building a whole new GAMING SYSTEM. Forum Need help in building a new system. For mainly casual gaming Forum Solved[New System Build] Building a Gaming Computer $500-600 Forum I am building a new gaming system. Which motherboard? Forum SolvedNew system build questions (Gaming) Forum Building a new gaming system Forum SolvedNew Build: <$1000 Gaming System Forum SolvedSystem power up first time new build gaming pc Forum SolvedNeed assistance with new gaming system build Forum SolvedNew Build Gaming System Needs HELP! ASAP Forum SolvedNew Work/Gaming System Build ($1,400ish budget). How does this look? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !