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November 16, 2010 6:33:41 AM

after having 3 years of macbook, and seeing new games (SCII and CoD),
i decided to build a desktop for 550-700 (including a deceit monitor)

this system will prolly be purchased by 11/20/10 BUT it there is better extremely better deals on black friday, i can wait

OS = win7
system usage= gaming, video
Location = 90815 , CA

here's what i have so far (but it seems like my build doesn't fit to my budget)

Phenom II X4 965 Black AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ

CPU Cooler = Hyper 212 Plus

ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard

Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2/64GB 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready
CrossFireX Support Video Card

Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9AD3K2/4G

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

still need, normal HDD, keyboard/mouse, monitor, power supply, wireless card

the majority of them, i reseached on newegg, but it there a better deal and better ideas plz help me out!
like i said my budget is 550-700

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November 16, 2010 6:37:29 PM

There's no room for a SSD in that budget; the Kingston ones aren't that great anyway. You can always upgrade to one later.
Do you need an OS too, or do you have that?

Batuchka, the 740BE unlocks so easily, and is already 3.0GHz; could you fit that (and a reasonable cooler) in place of the 945? He might need to take a lesser card than the GTX460.
Any wiggle room in the budget?
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November 16, 2010 6:46:37 PM

i have the OS
Im guessing i need to cut on GPU,
what if i buy a crossfire motherboard, and buy two cheap GPU..
whats a deceit SSD? i dont need a high end brand like intel
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November 16, 2010 10:00:00 PM

One decent GPU will outperform two cheap ones. ASRock has a low-priced 880G board out there. The integrated video will at least let you load and play those games on lower settings, until you can afford to get a discrete GPU.
Sandforce controller SSDs are probably the performance leaders, but they are more expensive too. An Intel 80GB SSD can probably be found for less than $200 now.
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November 17, 2010 1:50:32 AM

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what if i buy a crossfire motherboard, and buy two cheap GPU..
whats a deceit SSD? i dont need a high end brand like intel

Nah two cheap GPU ain't a good idea...if they too cheap and offer too low frames but if u looking at a HD 6850 then thats a good idea I would settle the GPU set up/frames 1st for best results and see SSD as icing on the cake hehe
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