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October 22, 2010 10:15:24 PM

Well, here it is, the build I've created from Newegg. I'm itching to press the "Checkout" button, but I thought I'd ask the community here what they think. A budget gaming build that will be able to be updated as tech advances was in the forefront of my mind as i assembled this. I do plan to Crossfire in the next few months as well as purchase a new 24" monitor (will be running a dual monitor setup with a 20" 1600x1200 secondary). So please look over my cart and let me know what you think!

CPU/MOBO combo: 289.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case/OS Combo: 139.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU/HDD Combo: 89.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU: 144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: 89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical: 16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For a grand total (after MIB/Combo, w/o shipping) of 766.91


So, whaddya say community? Did I do good?

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October 23, 2010 12:27:22 AM

Why dont you put the names of the parts, its really aggravating when you dont do that, most people know many of these parts pretty well, we dont need to click the links half the time, do that next time please
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October 23, 2010 12:33:54 AM

thnksqrd said:
Well, here it is, the build I've created from Newegg. I'm itching to press the "Checkout" button, but I thought I'd ask the community here what they think. A budget gaming build that will be able to be updated as tech advances was in the forefront of my mind as i assembled this. I do plan to Crossfire in the next few months as well as purchase a new 24" monitor (will be running a dual monitor setup with a 20" 1600x1200 secondary). So please look over my cart and let me know what you think!

CPU/MOBO combo: 289.98 (ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard / AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor)

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

Case/OS Combo: 139.98 (OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready / Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive)

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

PSU/HDD Combo: 89.98 (Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case / Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM)

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

GPU: 144.99 (SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card)

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

RAM: 89.99 (G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL)

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

Optical: 16.99 (LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For a grand total (after MIB/Combo, w/o shipping) of 766.91


So, whaddya say community? Did I do good?

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October 23, 2010 2:05:18 AM

It's a gaming rig, I went with the 6850, but since the cards are so new, I cant find any info on whether or not my PSU will be enough if I decide to xfire with another 6850, any thoughts?
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October 23, 2010 2:57:25 AM

Its enough for one vid card, but not two - need 650W or more.

Seasonic 650w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint 500gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Samsung is faster. Sorry, but your bill just went up a necessary $25. If I had to choose between the faster memory and this disk/psu, I'd go with this disk/psu and the slower memory for gaming and crossfire protection.

Obviously, both would be better :) 
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