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Need Advice On Budget Gaming PC

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March 9, 2011 8:50:58 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 week or 2 weeks

Budget Range: 600-700

System Usage: Gaming, Surfing the internet, Watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Power Supply, Graphics Card, dvd drive

Using This Graphics Card:
MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Using This Power Supply:
Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design,ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC"Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply

Preferred Website for Parts:

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: AMD/AM3 Compatible parts

I have Selected These Parts Already:

1) COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

2) SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

3) ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

4) G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

5) AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

6) COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU

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March 9, 2011 8:56:13 AM

Do u happen to live near a Microcenter?
March 9, 2011 9:00:50 AM

no i do not sorry, there is nothing near me actually haha. No good places to buy these parts only through internet (
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March 9, 2011 9:11:05 AM

If $710AR is withing range: 955BE + 2GB HD 6950 and crossfire capable?
March 9, 2011 9:15:52 AM

well i don't want to do crossfire because i just want to be able to run new games, but not at like max settings etc.., this is why i think ill keep the graphics card i have and i already have a 1000Watts power supply, and for the computer case i know there is alot of interesting ones out there but the Haf 912 i saw the review and i did not like it. But thanks for taking ur time helping out :) . Oh and for a hard drive i would prefer a 1TB since i do tend to usually keep a lot of movies in my pc and a lot of games that would fill 500gb fast. Also the reason i did not pick the 955 it was mostly because i wanted a CPU that would be future proof, and i would not have to change it later on. But if someone can convince me that a cheaper one is just as good i could give it a look :) .
March 9, 2011 9:19:06 AM

In that case hit a Samsung F3 1TB and u are welcomed ^^
March 9, 2011 9:20:57 AM

could you please explain why the samsung F3 is better im kinda a noob at this and just by looking i cant see how it is better
March 9, 2011 9:22:40 AM

F3/7200.12s are matching or outdoing the WD Blacks for a while now so price/performance i would go with either of those hehe
March 9, 2011 9:25:49 AM

well the WD i choose is a 6gb/s because of the motherboard that has sata 6gb/s but it does not say it has sata 3gb/s like i seen in other motherboards. So like wont that be a problem? and the sata 6gb/s i choose is it not suppose to be faster than the samsung f3 sata 3gb/s? and also i just notice the samsung 1tb 3gb/s is 32mb cache and the WD Caviar Black 1tb 6gb/s is a 64 mb cache
March 9, 2011 9:29:06 AM

Not really - SATA 6GB/s interface would be near saturated by any mechanical hdd so no point paying premium for SATA 6GB/s mechanical hdds - in fact if u keen look for the next gen SATA 6GB/s Sandforce SSDs which will reap every benifit on a SATA 6GB/s interface ^^
March 9, 2011 9:33:56 AM

So if i get the samsung 3gb/s and my motherboard only has the sata 6gb/s what does that mean, would it work? and if it does, is there any penalty ? like would it be slower or anything like that?
March 9, 2011 9:49:57 AM

Nope it is backward compatible and no penalty ^^
March 9, 2011 10:11:27 AM

I ended up picking the 500gb one i will just keep less movies, the price is too good to say no too, and its very fast and it is better than the caviar black i had picked earlier, so thank you very much for recommending it
March 9, 2011 10:16:41 AM

Yep u are welcomed ^^
March 9, 2011 10:24:12 AM

Oh i forgot to ask, is everything else i picked up ok?
March 9, 2011 12:57:13 PM

Compatible but i'd really ht 955E + Asrock 870Extreme3 and a HD 6850 ^^
March 9, 2011 1:04:54 PM

thing is i want a future proof cpu and i dont really need a graphics card right now, not untill the one i have stops playing modern games xD
March 9, 2011 6:01:52 PM

The 5770 is a pretty common card, so later on it should be easy to find for sale as a used card, when the 5770 gets behind the times when the new 12nm 6,400 shader hd-9970 and 1,400shader geforce 880 is out, it should be like $20 to pick up then. So i would opt for a crossfire board if you can since your p/s is big enough to do crossfire easily.