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First Build! Gaming/Multitasking +-800

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December 4, 2010 5:41:55 AM

Hello everyone, first post but I've been studying a lot off the forum, so hopefully this makes some sense for a build.

Budget - Roughly 600-800. I could spend a little over 800 if I really had to, but I would prefer not to.

System usage from most to least - Gaming, I want to be able to play new games such as COD blackops and SC2 on somewhat high settings. Then web surfing, downloading music and movies, school work.

Quick USB transfer, reliability, quick saving and loading, and low-noise are also things I'm kinda looking for... But then I am on a budget :non:  I just basically want a fairly fast computer.

Parts not required - Mouse, Keyboard, OS, monitor.

Overclocking - Not right away, but planning on it.

SLI or Crossfire - Nope.

Here's one rig I have planned up, Is it all compatible, and look good for the price?

CPU $149.99- AMD Phenom II X4 955BE http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Case$65.97- COOLER MASTER Elite 310 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Motherboard$69.99- GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
GPU$72.23 ZOTAC GeForce 9500 GT http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
PSU$88.97 OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
RAM$86.48 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Hard drive$61.98 Western Digital 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
DVD burner$26.98 LG burner http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Total - 541.11! Leaves me extra money to play with! :D  :D  I Could even possibly add another 4GB of RAM if it would help gaming any.

OR
Newegg has a super combo thing going on sale for right around my budget but more expensive than my config....
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?It...
* AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor (Model: HDZ965FBGMBOX)
* ASUS EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 AMD Motherboard (Model: M4A87TD)
* GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (Model: GV-N460OC-1GI)
* G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (Model: F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM)
* Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Model: WD5001AALS)
* SAMSUNG 22x DVD+/-R CD/DVD Burner Black SATA (Model: SH-S223C) - OEM
* COOLER MASTER HAF 922 Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model: RC-922M-KKN1-GP)
* CORSAIR 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply (Model: CMPSU-650TX)

I need opinions! Is the combo deal really worth the extra money? Or would I be better off going for my first idea (Im welcome to suggestions ect.)? thx!
December 4, 2010 5:47:22 AM

Your combo link is broken,

Since 800 bucks is a lot to 90% of computer owners i would assume you would like to just add things as you go to a new system, rather than rebuying mobo and other parts. I would highly recomend getting a future proof board with sata 6, usb 3.0 and Maybe ssd (<ssd for later :D ) it might be 20 more now but in a year it will definately be worth it.

More ram = better up to around 8 gigs with what you do, if you were doing video editing that would be another story.
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December 4, 2010 6:35:49 AM

9500gt wtf dude?? it will bottleneck your system.
and ddr2??
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December 4, 2010 6:42:48 PM

mrhoshos96 said:
9500gt wtf dude?? it will bottleneck your system.
and ddr2??

What about this one with new MOBO and a 5770... Or what would you recommend over the 9500gt for the price? Heres the upgraded plan with a better MoBo

GPU radeon 5770, Xfire ready- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
MoBo -ASUS - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Case - COOLMASTER Elite 310 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
CPU - Phenom II X4 955BE http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
PSU -OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Harddrive - Western digital (same one) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
RAM -CORSAIR XMS3 4GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Dvd- LG http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Total cost - 747.42

Look better? and honestly what kind of game graphics would I be seeing out of this rig on newer games like BFBC2?
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December 4, 2010 8:35:55 PM

very good build just get a samsung f3 1tb instead of the WD.
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