First Gaming Build

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.
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  1. Best answer
    Tower $667

    23" LCD $150 free ship

    $817 in total
  2. 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?
  3. For me not really ^^ Can always top up and snag a HD 6870 :p
  4. haha. might have to. Thanks again.
  5. Yep happy shopping/building and u are welcomed ^^
  6. Best answer selected by boutyaybig.
  7. Enjoy ya weekends and cheers :P
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