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Sub-$1000 build, need final check on componets

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November 10, 2010 6:03:52 AM

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151192

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Item #: N82E16814102908
-$10.00 Instant

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...
Item #: N82E16817139005
-$30.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

IOGEAR GCS72U 2-Port USB Cable KVM Switch with Audio
Item #: N82E16817399056

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231277

AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor HDX925WFGIBOX
Item #: N82E16819103656
ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157198
-$25.00 Instant
-$19.99 Combo

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119197
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
-$10.00 Combo

Subtotal: $841.90

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November 10, 2010 6:09:32 AM

I posted the system without any explanation. I'm looking for a gaming system that will last 3-4 years, with possible band-aid upgrades along the way to keep current.

I don't plan to OC. I do have a monitor, mouse and keyboard (hence the KVM switch)... one system for iTunes, photo and movie storage and a new system for gaming.

I'd like to keep the price under $1000, and as low as possible as this will be a second system and mainly a luxury upgrade.

I think these components are solid buys, the CPU being a bit on the low end. Overall, do you think this is a decent budget build? Any horrible choices? All input is welcome and appreciated!

Thank you for your consideration!
November 10, 2010 7:12:38 AM

Some changes -
For a gaming PC, IMO the X3 would suffice, also a 3.1GHz X3 would perform better than the 2.8GHz X4 in gaming...

HAF 912 + Samsung F3 1TB

Corsair 4GB DDR3 + Corsair 650TX

HIS HD 6850


Total with the KVM - ~$761
November 10, 2010 10:29:27 AM

Double up the HDD like gkay recommended, honestly no point in spending 5 bucks less for half the space

and itd be nice if you provided us with links next time, and instead of double posting just edit your original post :)  Welcome to the forums... infidel...

and you chose an AMD... AMD makes Reaper sad... :(