Solved First Gaming Build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: October 24, 2010 5:47 PM in Systems Share boutyaybig October 24, 2010 1:43:53 PM Bottom Line: Would like to max out current games without breaking the bank. Below is what I've put together so far. I think it's pretty good but am not sure about the micro mobo. Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible but I'm willing to wait if I can save some significant money in a month or so Budget Range: $1000 w/o rebates (including monitor). The lower the better, though. System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games and surfing Parts Not Required: Keyboard and mouse Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none Country of Origin: USA Parts Preferences: none Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1680 and up CD/DVD: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS-324-98 Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX Mobo: BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... Monitor: Asus ML238H 23" Full HD Swivel and Tilt adjustable LED Backlight LCD Monitor Slim Design Altogether, this comes in at $861.20 with combo/instant savings (not counting $40 in mail-ins). Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch. More about : gaming build Best solution batuchka October 24, 2010 1:56:07 PM Tower $667 23" LCD $150 free ship http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $817 in total boutyaybig October 24, 2010 2:05:08 PM Holy jeez, dude. Awesome. I was looking for a way to get a 6850 in there. Looks like I'll be waiting until it's back in stock. One question: Does 5ms vs 2ms on a monitor make a big difference? Related resources First gaming pc build - Forum First gaming pc build - Forum First PC gaming build , - Forum First Time Gaming Rig Build Advice - Forum First Gaming Build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer batuchka October 24, 2010 2:08:57 PM For me not really ^^ Can always top up and snag a HD 6870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... boutyaybig October 24, 2010 2:14:35 PM haha. might have to. Thanks again. batuchka October 24, 2010 2:19:19 PM Yep happy shopping/building and u are welcomed ^^ boutyaybig October 24, 2010 3:25:33 PM Best answer selected by boutyaybig. batuchka October 24, 2010 5:47:01 PM Enjoy ya weekends and cheers Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCPU and GPU can't decide for a first time gaming build . please help ForumFirst Gaming PC Build ForumUpcoming First Time Gaming Build ForumI need opinions on my first build for gaming ForumNeed help build the first gaming pc ForumI'm gonna build my own gaming pc for the first time, need help. ForumIs my first PC gaming build a good build ? ForumFirst Time PC Build - Gaming /Video Rendering/Editing ForumNoob flavored first gaming build on a budget - HELP ForumFirst Gaming PC Build Plan ForumAMD FX 8350 Gaming /Rendering PC ( FIRST BUILD ) Forum$1500 Gaming PC build (maybe more). First Timer ForumFirst Gaming Build (Mid-Range ForumMy first build ( Gaming PC) ForumPCI compatibility question More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !