Gaming Build v2

Some changes that took the price down a bit.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within this month
Budget Range: Under 1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming while recording with Fraps, Watching/rendering HD videos, surfing
Parts Not Required: Mouse and Keyboard
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: None, but I had success with Nvidia GPUs
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1600x900

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX - $145

MOBO: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - $100

GPU: MSI N460GTX Hawk GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $200

RAM: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT - $80

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $55

2nd HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $55

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM - $100

Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $70

CD Drive: ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - $20

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - $110

Monitor: Asus VE205T Black 20" 5ms 1600 x 900 WideScreen LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 50000 :1 (ASCR)

Total: $1058 without rebates, $1013 with rebates :sol:

Is everything compatible? This might be my final list before I buy it. Unless I can find some combo deals.


Is 750W too much or too little? If it's too much, I can go to 700W or less and save another $20 ($40 with rebates).
2 answers Last reply
More about gaming build
  1. Swap the GX 750 for the Corsair 750TX, its $10 more, but the GX 750 failed reviews at both Jonnyguru and HardwareSecrets

    Your motherboard wont allow for two nVidia cards in SLI so a 6850 would probably be a better choice, it will perform similarly and give you an upgrade option in the future

    You can pick up a single 1TB Samsung F3 for less than those two WD Caviar blues combined, or you can pay $5 more per drive and pick up the 500GB F3s which will be quite a bit faster than the caviar blues as they arent meant to be high performance drives like the caviar blacks, which the F3 is faster than.
  2. Oh cool, thanks.

    Swapped the 2 HDDs and the PSU, was unaware of the GX failing reviews.

    Also I have 2 HDDs because I'll record clips straight to the 2nd one.
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Systems