I need a decent gaming computer. Help?

I would like to build a computer that will play online games such as Starcraft II, World of Warcraft, Crysis (at mid settings). The part i WANT in the build is the AMD 955 cpu.

I would like this build to be <$700, but can go over a little bit. maybe to $750. But this computer HAS to be capable of streaming HD video from youtube or other sources with little to no lag.

Also, I would be very happy if the build has room for future upgrades (video card, ram). ALso needs a spacious case.
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  1. lag on youtube doesn't depend on how fast you computer is.. (unless you have a REALLY bad computer, which you don't) lag on youtube depends on how fast your internet connection speed is..

    i would be looking at a NVIDIA GTX 460...
  2. Ok, well, build something on newegg.com and link the components. The best part of building a computer is choosing the parts yourself. You're the only one who knows what you like.

    Also, do you need a monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers?
  3. I just built a similar computer using an i5-760 for around the same price range. Just sub in a hard drive for the SSD. Plus, the i5 > X4 955.

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  4. stingstang said:
    Ok, well, build something on newegg.com and link the components. The best part of building a computer is choosing the parts yourself. You're the only one who knows what you like.

    Also, do you need a monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers?


    How is this build? It is all one combo. I do not need mouse, keyboard, monitor, or speakers.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.549053
  5. It'll work ok. How come you prefer the 955?
  6. boiler1990 said:
    It'll work ok. How come you prefer the 955?


    A buddy of mine has the 955 in one of his builds, and the i5-760 in another. his AMD machine wrecks the intel build. So i prefere AMD, plus the price range is better on my bank.
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