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 | ~$495 After rebates... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst time gaming desktop build advise, £850 budget live in UK Forum Photo/video editing; light animation and gaming. Need advise for first-time custom build. Forum SolvedFirst Time Gaming PC Build (500-700$) Forum SolvedFirst time gaming computer build $650- 700 Forum SolvedFirst time build gaming pc around $700 Forum SolvedFirst time gaming pc build $700-$800 Forum SolvedLooking to Build Low Budget Gaming PC ~$600-700 not including monitor and keyboard First Time Forum Solved$600-$700 First time gaming PC build Forum SolvedNeed Advise on First time Building a Gaming PC. Forum SolvedFirst time building a gaming PC [$700 budget] Forum Please Advise on New Gaming Build - First Time Builder Forum SolvedGaming PC $700 budget (First time build) Forum SolvedFirst time building gaming PC, Budget £700 Forum SolvedFirst-time build, moderate gaming, sub-$700 Forum Solved$600-$700 gaming build, first time. Forum First time building a $700 gaming PC Forum First time builder, budget gaming build please advise! Forum SolvedFirst Time $700 Gaming Build Forum Gaming PC Build - $700-900 First time building Forum SolvedFirst time Builder needs advise and suggestions for components that can handle 1080p gaming at or over 50 fps on high Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !