Advise on ~$700 gaming build (first time) Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: November 26, 2010 4:56 AM in Systems Share apaches November 26, 2010 4:27:53 AM I am planning to build a gaming rig for at most $700. Approximate Purchase Date:This weekend Budget Range: 700 after rebates System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (team fortress 2, starcraft 2), browsing, light photo editing. Parts Not Required: OS, keyboard, mouse, monitor, headset, HDD Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, amazon Country of Origin: US Parts Preferences: AMD and ATI Overclocking: maybe SLI or Crossfire: no Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: I have picked out some parts so far and I would appreciate any input and suggestions. Case-Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU- CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU-AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU-SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... the total cost of this so far is $~510 after rebates, before tax.. I need advice on a motherboard and any other suggestions/changes would be appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving. More about : advise 700 gaming build time gkay09 a b 4 Gaming November 26, 2010 4:56:24 AM If you have no issues to try your hand at overclocking, then here is a CPU + Mobo combo, which IMO is a very good deal... A complete rebuild... X4 925 + ASUS 870A http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... RAM - Same CASE - As you are fine with rebates, this is a very good deal - CM 690 - IMO better than the 300 and currently @ same price as the 300, but has $20 in rebates... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU - Check this one - A very good PSU for the price... OCZ StealthXstream II OCZ600SXS2 600W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Reviews http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/OCZ-StealthXStre... http://www.guru3d.com/article/ocz-stealthxstream-2-600w... Check this deal SAPPHIRE 100281-3SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB $35 coupon code: VGA112235 (Expires soon) + $30 rebates = $214.99 with FREE shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Total - ~$570 with coupons | ~$495 After rebates... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumAdvise Me on New Gaming PC Build $ 700 -$900 Forum~$ 700 First time build advice ForumFirst time builder, budget gaming build please advise ! ForumFirst Build . CAD and gaming . Advise please ForumAdvise Needed for < $ 700 Budget 3D Design / DAW / Gaming Rig ForumFirst time build need advise please ForumFirst build welcome input and need advise ForumFirst Time Build - Gaming Budget $ 700 . ForumFirst Time Build Parts Advise ForumFirst time low budget gaming build (500- 700 $) ForumFirst Time Builder, Advise /Will This Work? ForumFirst Time Building, Need Some advise Forum$600-$ 700 Computer build . First build ForumFirst New Build In MANY Years, Need Advise ForumNeed Advise on First time Building a Gaming PC. ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !