$800 budget gaming desktop



That's what i have so far. The screen i plan on using will be a tv monitor (1080p , 32"). Dvd bays will be provided by my old desktop, that shouldnt be a real issue.

Anyways, is this the best build possible for 800 bucks or could it be improved?

Thanks in advance! :bounce:
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  1. Get a less-powerful PSU (a corsair, Antec, OCZ or something) 550watts or more.

    Use the money you saved to get a better GPU (GTX 460, Radeon 6870 maybe) :)
  2. Are you playing games, if so which games?

    Also are you OCing?
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    SAPPHIRE Toxic 100315TXSR Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with ...
    Item #: N82E16814102912
    $209.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102912


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    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
    Item #: N82E16820231277
    $49.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277


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    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...
    Item #: N82E16817139005
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152185
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $149.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.556746


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    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103808
    ASUS M4A89GTD PRO AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131633
    $244.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.552990


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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811129066
    $159.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.546483.11-129-066
    Subtotal: $814.92
  4. ^ Fixed it sir.

    I picked the Hawk and 460 mainly for this reviews reasons: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_460_HAWK/31.html
  5. I would change to this HDD SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($70 Newegg). It's a more dependable drive.
    Your memory is not on the ASUS QVL And it's not listed on the G-Skill compatibility list either. It looks like a bundle deal so you might want to find a different one. If you follow the link to the G-Skill site that page lists the only G-Skill supported for that board. If you go to the ASUS link you can compare what's on that (Download the List), to something you like and can find a combo for. If you really like the G-Skill then this is a good choice with the 7 cas latency - G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH(XMP) and compatible. Or this one - G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBECO(XMP) which has a 9 cas latency but is low voltage (1.35v) and will run cooler. I would use either one of those lists to be sure your memory will be compatible. The other choice for compatibility is the Corsair Memory Configurator Here - It's already configured for your board. Only thing I need to be clear about is I did these based on what I saw on the list. These are all for the M4A89GTD PRO and NOT the M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 so be sure I did the right board.
    The power supply looks fine to me unless you're needing to save some more money then stick with RickyT23 suggestions.
  6. oooo thanks guys

    anyways, i was picking the other hdd for the 6Gb/s rate, so dunno if that might be any better.
    i'll finalize this list soon enough after finals are over
  7. Currently? Sata 6 is useless, it is practically the same speed as Sata 3 but a little faster. You won't notice the difference really in real world apps unless you bench them. The best choice is really the Samsung F3.



  8. alright so i guess this is the updated list, to finalize.

    :heink:
  9. btw, i was asking my friend to check out this list. and he's suggesting an asus mobo to me. could any of you be the judge and guide me? its the same as the one in the first post. -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131634
  10. Haha so that's the build I crafted cept none of the combos? Why not use the combos I posted? They are practically the same parts you chose. The 760 has nothing over the 750 exept clock speed. That really doesn't matter much if you OC.

    Why not use any of the combos?

    That Asus board isn't worth paying 15$+ more than that Asrock. Basically the same features except the Asus has Sata 6... Sata 6 right now is useless because SATA 3 and SATA 6 have no real speed difference. So just stick with the asrock.

    But again... here is the combos.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.543656

    (Correction combo, I mean you save a bit and that should be good enough for a budget build). If your getting the Hyper 212+ you might as well OC youur 750. No point in getting a 760.
  11. thanks for the link, didnt know where to find those combo deals. cucs alot of the stuff was gone.

    anyways, everything should be compatible, so im getting it. ::cheers::
  12. GL! And congrats!
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