$600-$700 Gaming Computer

It's March, new newegg combos and such. What's a good configuration for a $800 computer (with Windows 7)? Batuchka, I needs yo help !!

1. I don't think I will be doing SLI/Crossfire.
2. I will buy monitor with 1920x1080.
3. I might not be overclocking (cause I don't know how).
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  1. Can you wait a few weeks till the Sandy Bridge motherboards are available?
  2. Here is an rough idea what a ~$700 SB build could look like.
    Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) Quad-Core CPU $185
    ASUS P8H67-M LX LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s Intel Motherboard est $110
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 2 DDR3 1600 RAM $65
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB HDD $40
    Asus 24x DVD burner $19
    EVGA GTX 460 1GB Video Card $160
    SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W Power Supply $70
    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 Mid Tower Computer Case $60

    ~$709 before any rebates, taxes and shipping. Add a copy of Windows 7 64bit for $100

    This is just an outline to let you know what you can get for around $800.
    We should be able to do a bit better with rebates and sales, etc, when it's time to order.
  3. Sure, but will I be able to afford it with a $700 budget?
  4. I think there's a fair chance we can find some good deals that let you slide into something like that.
    There are other good options out there too.
    Athlon II X3/Phenom II X4 build might let you bump up the GPU to better handle that 1920x1080 monitor you slipped in there.
  5. With a GPU upgrade to HD 6950

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Quad-Core CPU combo deal $375 $20 rebate
    XFX Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.593537

    ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

    WINTEC AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 RAM $43
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161279

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB HDD $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    Asus 24x DVD Burner $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    XFX XXX 650W 80+ BRONZE PSU $95 & 30 rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207002

    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case combo $150
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.590993

    ~$812 and $50 in available rebates
  6. Alternate GPU HD 6950 2B a $12 increase

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Quad-Core CPU combo deal $375 $20 rebate $387 $20 rebate
    SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.593519
  7. WR2 said:
    Alternate GPU HD 6950 2B a $12 increase

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Quad-Core CPU combo deal $375 $20 rebate $387 $20 rebate
    SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.593519


    +1 Good Build and a 6950 2GB in 700$ build nyc
  8. I'm not sure a 'no-overclocking' kind of guy wants to do a MOD to get a 6970.. but the option is there and might help sell that video card when it comes time to upgrade.

    Turn your AMD Radeon 6950 to 6970 via Bios Flash mod
    http://forums.vr-zone.com/the-overclockers-bay/983059-turn-your-amd-radeon-6950-6970-bios-flash-mod.html
    (be sure to read about backup BIOS before you take a chance on 'bricking' your video card)
  9. WR2 said:
    I'm not sure a 'no-overclocking' kind of guy wants to do a MOD to get a 6970.. but the option is there and might help sell that video card when it comes time to upgrade.

    Turn your AMD Radeon 6950 to 6970 via Bios Flash mod
    http://forums.vr-zone.com/the-overclockers-bay/983059-turn-your-amd-radeon-6950-6970-bios-flash-mod.html
    (be sure to read about backup BIOS before you take a chance on 'bricking' your video card)


    The flashing technique has overheating problems
  10. np- said:
    It's March, new newegg combos and such. What's a good configuration for a $800 computer (with Windows 7)? Batuchka, I needs yo help !!

    1. I don't think I will be doing SLI/Crossfire.
    2. I will buy monitor with 1920x1080.
    3. I might not be overclocking (cause I don't know how).


    Do u happen to live near a Microcenter?
  11. WR2 said:
    With a GPU upgrade to HD 6950

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Quad-Core CPU combo deal $375 $20 rebate
    XFX Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.593537

    ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198

    WINTEC AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 RAM $43
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161279

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB HDD $40
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    Asus 24x DVD Burner $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    XFX XXX 650W 80+ BRONZE PSU $95 & 30 rebate
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207002

    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case combo $150
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.590993

    ~$812 and $50 in available rebates



    Nice Build!

    If you were interested in cutting cost a little bit you could probably save here:

    Case: Save $10 RAIDMAX Hurricane ATX-248WB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156237

    Mobo: Save $20 (No Crossfire, Sata 6, or USB 3)
    MSI 760GM-E51
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130254

    PSU: Although I cannot find one right now; you can normally find a great 650 PSU for $65. Just gotta be on the look out.

    specifically keep your eyes on these Antec ones:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?bop=And&Submit=Property&N=100006519%2050001516%2040000058&IsNodeId=1&PropertyCodeValue=1314%3a58407%2c1314%3a58409%2c1314%3a58410%2c1314%3a58411%2c1314%3a58412%2c1314%3a58414%2c1314%3a58415%2c1314%3a58416%2c1314%3a58418%2c1314%3a58419%2c1314%3a58420%2c4097%3a43843%2c4097%3a43844%2c4097%3a30089%2c4097%3a104100%2c4097%3a43845

    They go on sale all the time.
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