New gaming build for a friend

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks

Budget Range: 900 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, game developing, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: would love to have a intel cpu

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution:

Additional Comments: My friend doesnt want to overclock or crossfire but he wants this to be a good gaming pc

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PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005 $90

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136073 $45

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233 $60

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808 $140

mobo: MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130290 $70

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277&cm_re=g.skill_ripjaws-_-20-231-277-_-Product $50

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102908 $175

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 $35

Total: $759

how does this look and should i change anything
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  1. The only thing is your psu is over kill:

    The 650w is plenty:

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

    $75 after mir + 10% off


    You could upgrade to better case like the haf 912 or 922

    Other than that your build looks superb
  2. would a amd phenom II x6 1055t bottleneck a HD 6850
  3. I wouldn't think so, but it's not as good a CPU. Even the i3-2100 outpaces a good number of the i7-900 CPUs, which destroy AMD's CPUs.
  4. awl ok
  5. Each have each word
  6. what?
  7. can i run 2 17" monitors in eyefinity
  8. Eyefinity is only for triple/six monitor setups, I believe. You won't be able to game on 2 monitors, but you can still use both of them with the GPU.
  9. can i combine them to make one resolution
  10. I don't think so; that's probably only with eyefinity, so again you'll probably need 3 monitors.
  11. well i can buy two more. would one of them have to hook in hdmi or display port
  12. You can run 1 as your primary and a second as an extension of it for desktop, so technically it would be 1 big resolution on your windows desktop. Im not sure about gaming though. Especially for FPS and stuff like that, do you want a bezel going down through the screen where the cross-hairs are supposed to be?
  13. Another $86 would take your friend up quite a bit .....

    Case - $70 - Antec 902 V3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066
    PSU - $110 - XFX 750 WBlack Edition PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207003
    MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.622007
    CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
    Cooler - Later Option - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    TIM - Later Option - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $84 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145324
    GFX - $240 - Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti 900 Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363
    GFX - Later Option - Same
    HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    SSD - Later Option - OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706
    DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    That's $986....

    Case is consensus favorite

    PSU, per jonnyguru, "combines utterly amazing voltage regulation with outstanding efficiency and just about the best ripple and noise suppression I have ever seen. And it does it all silently, too, because I sure couldn't hear that fan at any time."

    MoBo / CPU is an excellent value combo, board s THG's "best overclocker"

    All three of the above are equipped to handle adding a 2nd GFX card in SLI

    RAM is low profile so won't interfere w/ 3rd party CPU coolers

    GFX card is a factory OC'd great performer with lowest cost per frame among performance boards

    HD is one choice, WD Black and Seagate 7200.12 will also serve well.
  14. he does not want to overclock
  15. I would stick with your original build. Its well balanced and will do great for gaming.
  16. bavman said:
    You can run 1 as your primary and a second as an extension of it for desktop, so technically it would be 1 big resolution on your windows desktop. Im not sure about gaming though. Especially for FPS and stuff like that, do you want a bezel going down through the screen where the cross-hairs are supposed to be?

    what do u mean
  17. i think he only want to say You can run 1 as your primary :pfff:
  18. this build will be for gaming
  19. i'm also build a pc. should i use a i3-2100 for gaming or Phenom II x4 955BE
  20. Siggy 600$.

    Switch out the i3 2100 and the ECS motherboard for this combo.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.631838
    Adds 30$ to total to 630$.

    That'll outpace the proposed build plenty.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=288
    2500K is basically 2400 in benches w/ higher clock, you'll see similar results with the actual 2400.
  21. aznshinobi said:
    Siggy 600$.

    Switch out the i3 2100 and the ECS motherboard for this combo.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.631838
    Adds 30$ to total to 630$.

    That'll outpace the proposed build plenty.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=288
    2500K is basically 2400 in benches w/ higher clock, you'll see similar results with the actual 2400.

    +1 I was just gonna say go for the i5-2400 if you don't want/need to OC or go with the i5-2500k if you do.
  22. :D Yeah Sandy Bridge builds are the way to go, pretty much any build below the budget of $500 is AMD but above that (since you can afford SB, though I fit it in for 450$ budgets) Sandy is the way until Bulldozer.
  23. looks good... i'm still stuck on the monitors
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