New Gaming Build- Max $700

Approximate Purchase Date: December 1st, 2010

Budget Range: Max $750 w/ taxs and shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Designing, Music

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: Intel unles the AMD is good/affordable

Overclocking:

SLI or Crossfire:

Monitor Resolution:

Additional Comments: Im basically using this computer to A) Play Starcraft 2/WoW (decent settings) B) Use Photoshop, etc

Thanks :hello:
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  1. JKGreene2014 said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: December 1st, 2010

    Budget Range: Max $750 w/ taxs and shipping

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Designing, Music

    Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

    Country of Origin: USA


    Parts Preferences: Intel unles the AMD is good/affordable

    Overclocking:

    SLI or Crossfire:

    Monitor Resolution:

    Additional Comments: Im basically using this computer to A) Play Starcraft 2/WoW (decent settings) B) Use Photoshop, etc

    Thanks :hello:



    I would use the amd processor because 1) it is more affordable than intel and 2) it has more features.
    If you have a case already that is to your benefit. You will need a 600-750 watt psu that is crossfire ready.I have the amd radeon hd 4770 and I can run wow, starcraft, and cod on it max settings and no problems.
  2. You should come back on December 1st and ask for help because that will be a new month with new specials and combos and we will be able to better fit your budget. If you'd like a general build suggestion let me know we can throw something together for now until you repost on dec. 1st
  3. * Processor: AMD Athlon II X3 450 – $82 http://go.overclockers.com/?id=1132X509988&xs=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newegg.com%2FProduct%2FProduct.aspx%3FItem%3DN82E16819103886%26cm_re%3Dathlon_ii_x3-_-19-103-886-_-Product&sref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.overclockers.com%2Famd-intel-buyers-guide-102010%2F

    * Motherboard: ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 – $120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131646&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3754110&SID=skim1132X509988

    * Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 CAS9 – $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145251&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3754110&SID=skim1132X509988

    * Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus – $30 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=hyper_212-_-35-103-065-_-Product&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3754110&SID=skim1132X509988

    * Case: Antec Three Hundred – $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&cm_re=antec_300-_-11-129-066-_-Product

    * Power Supply: Corsair 650tx -$90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

    * Video Card: Sapphire Radeon 6850 - $180 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908

    * Hard Drive: Samsun Spinpoint F3 1TB - $55 with promo code http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    * DVD Burner: LG – $18 with promo code http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3754110&SID=skim1132X509988

    $715
  4. that tower is hideous get the HAF 912 pretty
    or
    SILVERSTONE Precision Series PS05-B
  5. $807.91 - $90 (MIRs) - $17.10 (promos) = $700.81

    By the way, on black friday/cyber monday, you can probably build this computer for a lot less. Maybe have enough leftover to throw in an SSD to boot with. AND you may want to check out cyberpowerpc.com (they have 10% off sometimes and free shipping and free upgrades on cards, I've found SOMETIMES cheaper than newegg, and they put it together for you all nice and neat).

    To alleviate any concerns you might have about running an SLi GTS 450 setup: Read this
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