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$700 gaming computer

Priorities: Gaming/htpc, programing, web browsing

Price Range 500-700 (semi flexible)

Building time frame: next few months ( by january)

Monitor: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+40%22+Class+/+1080p+/+120Hz+/+LCD+HDTV/9791235.p?id=1218175543621&skuId=9791235

This is what i have so far on Newegg.com just was wondering what anyone thought it will be my first build so im not quite sure what works best together around this price. Also any input into how to make this the best system for future upgrades would be Great! Thanks!!

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$159.99


MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$99.99


SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
$139.99


OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active
$64.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop
$74.99


AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
$165.99
sub total: $705
Any Input and help would be great!! THanks!
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  1. looks like a solid build
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  3. That looks good as well. What would be the performance differences between the amd 925 x4 and the 965 x4? Also was wondering about the video card you selected what kind of differences would there be? would it be significant enough to upgrade?
  4. +1 for batuchka's build. You would be better off spending less money on a case and spending more on a better video card. Because honestly, if you are budgeted you want the best performance within a certain price range. You don't need the case to be super flashy. Also the HAF 912 has great airflow and is a fair amount smaller with good cable management.
  5. AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727 165$

    ASRock 890GM PRO3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157192 92$

    CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260 65$

    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136596 45$

    XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150506 270$

    Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015 70$

    COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-OWN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119201 40$

    Total : 730$
  6. peteypablo319 said:
    That looks good as well. What would be the performance differences between the amd 925 x4 and the 965 x4? Also was wondering about the video card you selected what kind of differences would there be? would it be significant enough to upgrade?


    Same architecture higher clocks in 965 - suggest u hit an after market cooler , clock away once u thinking of CF ^^ Definitely huge diff HD 5770 - HD 6870 :D It's all in the link i provided including CF scaling of HD6k hehe
  7. ^^ sounds good. and totally get what you guys mean about the case wasn't really thinking thats why I put up this thread Thanks for all your help.
    One more question- If i was planning on over clocking would it be better to go with the 965 and then a lil later run cross fire with the HD6870 then to save $ 30 intially by going with the 925x4??
    Thanks again for all your help so far!!
  8. how does this look?

    AMD 955BE
    $145

    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $79.99

    HIS H687F1G2M Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    $239.99

    COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS700-PCAAE3-US 700W ATX 12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
    $69.99

    Combo-
    ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
    A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333G (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1333GB2G8-2G
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $149.98

    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    $19.99
    Subtotal: $705
    plus a hard drive my friend is giving me from his computer(he just up graded the hard drives)
  9. Change The Cooler Master PSU
    Go For This....
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015

    Shift The Mother Board and Memory to the one's in my post
    Dont Buy This Combo
    The Price of This motherboard has come down to 60$

    If you can drop his radeon 6870 and buy an XFX
  10. Ouch CM has gems and lemons and the Extreme Power series are lemons @@ For CF hit a beefy 650-700W 80+ certified PSU (SilentPro highly regarded by JohnnyGuru) and rest looks fine and case is subjective but Scout is decent ^^
  11. Ok Ill change out the power supply and take a look at the motherboard and memory but that looks all good to me then thanks alot!!
  12. Best answer selected by peteypablo319.
  13. Yep happy shopping/building and u are welcomed ^^
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