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$800ish gaming rig. Ordering April 1st or 2nd. Feedback/Help

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April 1, 2011 3:02:12 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Friday the 1st Saturday at the latest

Budget Range:
800 (including shipping and a 9.75% tax because of my state) (Also completely ignoring rebates as I have had very little luck with them in the past)


System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming (Hoping to run modern and some future games decently (Portal 2, Mass effect 3, Elder scrolls skyrim), Watching videos, Web surfing

Parts Not Required: Os, dvd/cd drive, keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Newegg.com and Amazon.com


Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences:
No specific preference as long as parts are of a good quality (Ex: Heard a lot of bad things about the seagate barracuda hds would avoid them)


Overclocking:
Prefer not to

SLI or Crossfire:
Prefer not to at this point


Monitor Resolution:
1440 x 900 ( May go bigger later on, but current screen fits the budget well)


Additional Comments:
Is the psu overkill? Should I cut back on the case? ( I'm fine with a completely different rig as long as it will get the job done and either offers better performance or price) (I love combos and deals to save money and get more bang for my buck)

Monitor: Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor $100 (Free Shipping) (Has built in speakers will work for now)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo:
ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard $60 (plus $5 Shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cpu:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX $330(In combo with video card) (plus $8 Shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Video card:SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity Price included with cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Hd:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $50 (Free Shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:
G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS $40 (Free Shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Psu:
Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 $130 (Combo with case) (Free Shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case:RAIDMAX Quantum ATX-798WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (See Power supply)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: 787.20 (With taxes and shipping figured in) ($66.65 tax, and $10.63 shipping)

I'm open to all criticism on this build Thanks in advance.
April 1, 2011 5:11:27 AM

Get a bigger monitor for that video card

Is this too much

Acer G235HAbd 23'
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER Elite 430
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS EAH6870 + ASUS M4A87TD/USB3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
AMD Phenom II X4 955
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 + SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
G.SKILL

$766.92

Or use your stuff above but get a bigger monitor.
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April 1, 2011 4:33:02 PM

conquestaxe said:
Approximate Purchase Date: Friday the 1st Saturday at the latest

Budget Range:
800 (including shipping and a 9.75% tax because of my state) (Also completely ignoring rebates as I have had very little luck with them in the past)


System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming (Hoping to run modern and some future games decently (Portal 2, Mass effect 3, Elder scrolls skyrim), Watching videos, Web surfing

Parts Not Required: Os, dvd/cd drive, keyboard, mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Newegg.com and Amazon.com


Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences:
No specific preference as long as parts are of a good quality (Ex: Heard a lot of bad things about the seagate barracuda hds would avoid them)


Overclocking:
Prefer not to

SLI or Crossfire:
Prefer not to at this point


Monitor Resolution:
1440 x 900 ( May go bigger later on, but current screen fits the budget well)


Additional Comments:
Is the psu overkill? Should I cut back on the case? ( I'm fine with a completely different rig as long as it will get the job done and either offers better performance or price) (I love combos and deals to save money and get more bang for my buck)

Monitor: Hanns·G HW-191APB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor $100 (Free Shipping) (Has built in speakers will work for now)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo:
ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard $60 (plus $5 Shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cpu:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX $330(In combo with video card) (plus $8 Shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Video card:SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity Price included with cpu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Hd:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $50 (Free Shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:
G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS $40 (Free Shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Psu:
Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 $130 (Combo with case) (Free Shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case:RAIDMAX Quantum ATX-798WB Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (See Power supply)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total: 787.20 (With taxes and shipping figured in) ($66.65 tax, and $10.63 shipping)

I'm open to all criticism on this build Thanks in advance.

Check amazon.com for a lot of those components so you don't get hosed on the taxes.
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