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Budget Game Rig

Hey all I posted yesterday and got some good feed back I'm just seeing what anyone thinks of what choices I have made off the advice I was given

Purpose : build a gaming and media computer for around 700 or less

Purchase/build date: before xmas

Parts

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 - OEM
$17.99


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


GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$98.99


SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
$254.99


Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...
$69.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
$69.99


AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE
$145.99
Total- 737


ANY CHANGES?? thanks in advance
*****p.s. i can buy windows 7 ultimate for $18.00 from my school... and have a hard drive already*****
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  1. ^ Nice build...
    But change the DVD to a SATA- Thinner cable hence less clutter...

    CASE - Check out the HAF 912, The Scout might have issues with very long cards...

    Mobo - Check this one - It is Crossfire capable x8x8
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198
  2. ^^ I was actually looking at that board earlier. sounds like a good change and I didnt even notice the DvD issue just was picking a cheaper one haha
  3. Hey that all looks pretty good.

    Your not looking to CF are you? If you are you should get a 890GX as your current board will bottleneck CFed 6870s as its x16/x4.

    Also if your not looking to CF then I would get a smaller PSU to save some bucks.

    My thoughts, :).
  4. k made some changes in the case and dvd and mobo....

    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
    $19.99


    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $59.99


    ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    $99.99


    SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    $254.99


    Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...
    $69.99


    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
    $69.99


    AMD Phenom II X4 945 BE
    $165.99
    Subtotal: $720
  5. Wolygon said:
    Hey that all looks pretty good.

    Your not looking to CF are you? If you are you should get a 890GX as your current board will bottleneck CFed 6870s as its x16/x4.

    Also if your not looking to CF then I would get a smaller PSU to save some bucks.

    My thoughts, :).


    I think I may want to over clock in the spring after i save up some more money... would the asrock mobo work?? ^^ if not what do you think
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    ^ That ASRock board can overclock to decent levels say 3.6-3.8GHZ, which is are the best levels in terms of performance/ power consumed, anything above wont offer significant performance increase...
    Some suggestions -
    Check these combos
    X4 965 + Kingston HyperX DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.555574

    Free USB3.0 cable
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.409532

    This combo is pretty good IMO -
    HD 5850 + XFX 650W - HD 5850 is not much slower than the 6870, also this PSU has enough power connectors for 2x HD 5850
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.553617

    DVD - Free shipping
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827140050
  7. Best answer selected by peteypablo319.
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