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$800~ gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: (This month/end of this month)


Budget Range: ($800~) .. I have no idea what rebates are XD .. if someone can explain please?


System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming, Little editing, a lot of multitasking)


Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, hdd)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com)


Country of Origin: (EGYPT!)


Parts Preferences: by brand or type (I would like to use an AMD CPU/Motherboard with an ATI graphics card)


Overclocking: Yes, not hardcore overclocking .. just enough for gaming


SLI or Crossfire: No, not now nor in the future!


Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080)


Additional Comments: (Basically, I want a DECENT gaming PC that can handle new FPS games, some editing, not overclocking that much and not willing to go dual graphics card.. I don't want to show off anything nor care about hardcore FPS and speed)


So basically I came up with these things;

Motherboards:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130276&Tpk=880GMA-E45

Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808&cm_re=955-_-19-103-808-_-Product

Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231439&cm_re=gskill-_-20-231-439-_-Product

Graphics card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908&cm_re=6850-_-14-102-908-_-Product

SSD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227704&cm_re=OCZ_Vertex_2-_-20-227-704-_-Product

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146060&Tpk=NZXT%20Lexa%20S

CPU cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&cm_re=hyper_212-_-35-103-065-_-Product

Thermal Greases:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118055&cm_re=ZM-STG2-_-35-118-055-_-Product

I know it might be a bit less than $800 but where abouts I live, things might be more expensive so this is the average .. how good is a PC like this? Is there something someone wouldn't recommend?
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  1. Well? Anyone?
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    Do NOT get that motherboard with that CPU. The motherbaord onlys upports 95w CPU's and the AMD 955 is a 125w CPU :P Understand? :) The rest looks really good :) Just do some more research on motherboards. I'll try to find a good one for you :P

    edit: Check out this one, it supports DDR3, and your cpu. It's a little expensive though. If it's too much, keep looking around :) You'd be amazed at what you'll find by typing "Best AM3 motherboards" into google :P

    GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128435&Tpk=Gigabyte%20GA-890GPA-UD3H
  3. coreydmorton said:
    Do NOT get that motherboard with that CPU. The motherbaord onlys upports 95w CPU's and the AMD 955 is a 125w CPU :P Understand? :) The rest looks really good :) Just do some more research on motherboards. I'll try to find a good one for you :P

    edit: Check out this one, it supports DDR3, and your cpu. It's a little expensive though. If it's too much, keep looking around :) You'd be amazed at what you'll find by typing "Best AM3 motherboards" into google :P

    GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128435&Tpk=Gigabyte%20GA-890GPA-UD3H

    Oh wow, thanks for that .. never knew. I can't find any new posts, I tried googling but everything was 2 years ago or something and I'm pretty sure there are way better and newer motherboards since then!
  4. I'm a bit concerned about storage. That SSD isn't gonna get you very far unless you compliment it with a conventional hard drive.
  5. irsoccer05 said:
    I'm a bit concerned about storage. That SSD isn't gonna get you very far unless you compliment it with a conventional hard drive.

    What do you mean?
  6. irsoccer05 said:
    I'm a bit concerned about storage. That SSD isn't gonna get you very far unless you compliment it with a conventional hard drive.

    You're right, he should just install windows on the SSD for speed, and perhaps a few games for quick loading, and then buy a separate hardrive for storage. He won't get very far with 60, but for starting a new rig he probably shouldn't/doesn't have to worry about storage just yet. He ONLY has to worry about getting his system to POST! :P haha
  7. megaswap said:

    Hmmm....i'm not sure, it doesn't say the wattage of the motherboard for the CPU, but my betting dollar is that it DOES have support for 125 watt.
  8. coreydmorton said:
    You're right, he should just install windows on the SSD for speed, and perhaps a few games for quick loading, and then buy a separate hardrive for storage. He won't get very far with 60, but for starting a new rig he probably shouldn't/doesn't have to worry about storage just yet. He ONLY has to worry about getting his system to POST! :P haha


    My latest build was my first build and I had a similar budget. I didn't even bother with an SSD cause they're so expensive right now. As long as he doesn't load up on games like I did when I got my system together he should be fine for a while till he can get a 1TB drive for storage. HDD drives are dirt cheap these days.
  9. Oh wait I already have a 500GB hard drive that I got like 2-3 months ago since my old one broke .. That's why I don't need another HDD for now, maybe in the future I'll probably upgrade to a Samsung 1TB or something but for now I'm gonna keep this one!
    Don't worry about storage, I only want to install windows, counter strike source, firefox and a few other programs on the SSD and that's about it .. My music/movies/shows and stuff are going to be on my HDD since I don't do anything else apart from that, some editing but yeah you get my point.

    Now regarding the motherboard, do you guys recommend it?
  10. megaswap said:
    Oh wait I already have a 500GB hard drive that I got like 2-3 months ago since my old one broke .. That's why I don't need another HDD for now, maybe in the future I'll probably upgrade to a Samsung 1TB or something but for now I'm gonna keep this one!
    Don't worry about storage, I only want to install windows, counter strike source, firefox and a few other programs on the SSD and that's about it .. My music/movies/shows and stuff are going to be on my HDD since I don't do anything else apart from that, some editing but yeah you get my point.

    Now regarding the motherboard, do you guys recommend it?


    Yes, i recommend it, it has only a few bad reviews on new egg (which is very good for any motherboard) and has 63% 5 eggs, and then 21% 4 eggs. Seems like a good, stable board. Also, i've found it's specifications, it SUPPORTS the 955 BE!!!
    For the price i can't see this board being an issue :P Just read some reviews and do further research to make sure everything is ok :P
    PS: (it also supports DDR3)

    http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-ASUS/M4A87TD_USB3.html
  11. megaswap said:
    Oh wait I already have a 500GB hard drive that I got like 2-3 months ago since my old one broke .. That's why I don't need another HDD for now, maybe in the future I'll probably upgrade to a Samsung 1TB or something but for now I'm gonna keep this one!
    Don't worry about storage, I only want to install windows, counter strike source, firefox and a few other programs on the SSD and that's about it .. My music/movies/shows and stuff are going to be on my HDD since I don't do anything else apart from that, some editing but yeah you get my point.

    Now regarding the motherboard, do you guys recommend it?


    I don't know much about other motherboards but the other guys here will take care of you.
  12. irsoccer05 said:
    I don't know much about other motherboards but the other guys here will take care of you.

    Lol yeah well wish me luck with that XD
    Thanks a lot thou.
  13. Best answer selected by megaswap.
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