Building first system for around $700 Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: December 17, 2010 5:02 PM in Systems Share Anonymous December 15, 2010 6:27:02 PM Primary interest is gaming - prob. things like CoD, ME2, Fallout, etc. I'm transitioning from console to PC so not too familiar with newer games. I have a monitor (23") already. Would the build below be okay? Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 59.95 Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 69.99 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 54.99 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 19.99 SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 136.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 59.99 AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 99.99 Windows 7 + MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 184.98 Total: 686.97 Is there a better mobo for the Athlon II X4 640? I see a lot of recs for a couple of Gigabyte ones. Also, I tried adding one of the mobo/CPU bundles from micro Center (http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl...) to my cart, but the discounted price doesn't show up. Any reason why? If I can get it to work, which bundle would you suggest for my price range? Thanks!!! More about : building system 700 christop December 15, 2010 6:57:19 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Check out the 5850 its like 186.. builderbobftw December 15, 2010 7:16:28 PM I dislike that choice of psu IF you must get one (antic) , get it in a budle with the case. Related resources Need help building first gaming pc for around £700? - Forum i would like to build my first gaming pc around 700-800 - Forum First time build gaming pc around $700 - Forum First Build Gaming PC around $700 - Forum im wanting to build my first gaming pc around 700$-1000$ - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anonymous December 15, 2010 7:58:22 PM Thanks so much, guys! @christop Yeah, you're definitely right. @builder Hm, I thought Antec EarthWatts was pretty highly recommended. Any decently priced alternatives? Any comments on the motherboard selection? christiangordon December 15, 2010 8:02:52 PM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... builderbobftw December 15, 2010 9:16:58 PM christiangordon said:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <3 Anonymous December 16, 2010 12:42:37 AM Instead of X4 640 Go For X3 455 and unlock the 4th Core. And Instead of 5770 go for 6850 batuchka December 17, 2010 5:02:04 PM Given superior HD6k CF scaling + efficiency over HD5k @ the $700ish with OS price point one could actually land a HD 6850CF capable + full blown 955BE Deneb config ^^ $616AR OS $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $716AR HD6K Barts: single/CF review http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-685... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst build in about a decade; kinda urgent; budget around $700 Forum SolvedFirst Gaming System Build - Around $1.7-$2k AUD Forum Advice for First Build , Budget around 700-800 Forum Can someone build me a good budget system for around $700 Forum SolvedI'm building my friends pc with a budget of around $700 Forum Building my first system around E6600, suggestions welcome. Forum SolvedNeed Help With Building A Decent Gaming PC for around $600-700. Forum SolvedLooking for a Good PC Build around $500-$700 USD Forum SolvedHelp: FX-6300 Build around $700 Forum SolvedWhat is the best gaming pc build around my $500-700 budget Forum SolvedBuilding a gaming computer for around $700. Forum SolvedLooking to build the best gaming PC for around $700 Forum SolvedHelp Building a Gaming Computer. (Around $700) Forum Solvedbuilding a gaming pc for around 700 Forum Looking to build first gaming System for around $800 to $900 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !