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February 11, 2011 12:35:53 PM

I'm attempting to build a gaming PC that will run most new games such as Crysis, etc on High or Very High settings with a good framerate, etc. These are the parts I have selected. It adds up to around $660, and I do not with to spend over $800. Will these parts work fine, and do you have any tips/better parts I should buy? All feedback is appreciated. Thank you.

785G-E53 AM3 785G ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Disk Drive:
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD 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 CD/DVD Burner - OEM

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

XFX HD-587X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model

Power Supply:
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Are there any additional parts I will need, and can you suggest any upgrades that would make gaming better but would not break my $800 budget? Thank you very much for your help.

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February 11, 2011 12:37:59 PM

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February 11, 2011 1:25:11 PM

You are in good shape with the exception of the MB and CPU.

MB => ASRock 870 Extreme 3 has great features for the $90 price point (SATA 6.0, USB 3.0). Either way, go with an 800 series chipset.

CPU => Fine and all, but consider upgrading to a Phenom x4. The Phenom X4 955 BE is always a good choice. Good stock speed and can overclock easily being Black Edition if you choose to. Will easily do 3.6Ghz on the stock cooler or higher with a good aftermarket cooler.
Cooler =>

HD => The Samsung F3 1TB is not much more than the 500GB model. Good upgrade for cheap!

GPU => If you can afford it, upgrade to the HD 6950.