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Advice on a 800$ gaming rig

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November 12, 2010 2:09:20 AM

What do you think about my build? Any advice? I don't really care about future proofing it ^^

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks

Budget Range: 800-850$ after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly for gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speaker, OS, DVD DRIVE

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca

Country of Origin: Québec, Canada

Parts Preferences: AMD, Coolmaster HAF 922, Radeon 6870

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 on a Samsung T220 monitor

Additional Comments: I will be playing mostly MMORPG and FPS

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Motherboard: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU: PowerColor AX6870 1GBD5-M2DH Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Memory: 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.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

PCU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

This come out at around 875$ shipped to my house.

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November 12, 2010 4:45:05 AM

^ You sure you wont be Crossfiring ? If Yes, then you can change the mobo to this -
With USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Or this without...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

PSU - IMO this would easily suffice for a single HD 6870
OCZ Fatality 550W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM - If no overclocking, then even these would be good...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
this can even overclock as good or better than the GSKillz you had linked...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
November 12, 2010 8:35:38 AM

The link you've provided aren't working.

Would the Corsair 650TX be enough for 2 x 6870 if I decide to go withthe crossfire option?
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November 12, 2010 9:02:10 AM

^ Try right-clicking and open in new tab or window...

As for the PSU, unless you wont be overclocking high and adding many drives, it would suffice for HD 6870 Crossfire, but you would have to use power adapters though...
Check out this PSU
XFX 650W - It has the required power connectors for 2x HD 6870s
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
November 12, 2010 1:09:57 PM

Alright, definatly going for the XFX psu with modular cables. As for the ram and the mobo links, they open up the black november sales page. USB3 and Sata 6g/s aren't really needed since ill most linkely change my mobo and cpu when the next generation of AMD come out.
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