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Advice On $800 Gaming Build

Im not going to be building this for another month or two, so I know prices will drop and new things will come out but I just want to get a general idea of what to look for and if I should possibly wait till something new comes out and such.

Here it is-

CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3946032&SID=skim2305X575088

Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157190&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3946032&SID=skim2305X575088 (I need the most advice with this)

GPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130562&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3946032&SID=skim2305X575088

Ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3946032&SID=skim2305X575088

HDD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136218&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3946032&SID=skim2305X575088

PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3946032&SID=skim2305X575088

Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147047&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3946032&SID=skim2305X575088

All this come to $790

So Im open for any suggestions or advice about this build. I dont want to go too much over $800, but if it's definitely worth it then Ill consider it.
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    ok, that MOBo won't do multipel graphics cards, but otherwise, its pretty solid

    the CPU is fine

    you might consider upping your GPU to the 1 GB model.

    PSU is a good PSU, but probly overkill for what you have. You can get by with a 500W PSU with this system, especially since you won't be able to do SLI.

    for the same price, get this HDD instead.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433

    your ram is DDR2 and will not work with this. you want DDR3

    get this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146748

    or this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226154

    the case is not bad, but may be overkill for what you plan to do.

    check out the Challenger or Destroyer at half the cost.
  2. i would actually get i5 760 it is an upgraded version of i5 750

    here is the case i would suggest

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&cm_re=haf-_-11-119-233-_-Product
  3. Thanks Screwy. Yeah I didnt plan on doing SLI so I guess Im going to stick with that mobo.

    Thanks for the hdd suggestion and mentioning the DDR3 ram, I totally forgot to check about the ram compatibility.

    Great suggestions man, I appreciate it.
  4. samdsox said:
    i would actually get i5 760 it is an upgraded version of i5 750

    here is the case i would suggest

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&cm_re=haf-_-11-119-233-_-Product


    Ah I didnt even think about the 760, thank.

    Since you and screwy are both suggesting that I get a different case I think I will. The one you posted looks pretty solid
  5. samdsox said:


    I think Im going to stick with the hdd Screwy mentioned-

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

    I honestly dont really know what to look for in a mobo besides what is compatible and what isnt. What is better about that one you mentioned?
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