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May 11, 2011 11:28:29 PM

This is my first time making a computer, i would like to ask for any suggestions that people have for me when making my budget pc.


Budget Range: $600 - $800
System Usage: Online FPS and MMORPG
Parts Not Required: monitor, printer, keyboard, mouse, OS
Preferred Website: any
Country: USA
Part Preference: any
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution:1920 x 1080

CPU:

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:

ASRock 890GX PRO3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:

Kingston 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9K3/6G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

*Unsure about the RAM but dont know what else to look at

Hard Drive:

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive:

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card:

I havent picked one out yet and would like help looking for one, I would be willing to spend around $120 on one.

I also dont have any clue on what to get for a power source, any help there would be appreciated.


I would love to listen to any suggestions that may be given on anything i have listed. Thanks for reading and responding!

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May 12, 2011 6:36:00 AM

If ur not going to do anything CPU intensive but Gaming go with the i3 2100. Better gaming performance.
U can't overclock tho.
U can stick with 965 BE too. Good CPU with better multi tasking capabilities.

The corsair 500w will be a good PSU with 80% energy efficiency.

Samsung F3 is a much preferred HDD over the seagate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ur original budget for the GPU was 120.
the 5770(6770) are good cards at that price.
But if u want good gaming cards and to play at max settings get a 6850 atleast. (around 150$ after rebates) or 6870 at around 170$(after rebates). or a 5850 @ 155$ after rebates.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card-...

U can save a few bucks if u get the haf 912 case. But its upto u.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.
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May 12, 2011 7:06:31 AM

Ya I erred on the side of 600 since he seemed to want to go that way more than the 800 side.
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May 12, 2011 7:14:13 AM

Sapphire 5850 for$140 can be had. Get it! Thumbs up on that i3-2100 idea or i5.

5850>6850>gtx460
If you're like me single card graphics solution, looks like 5850 is your man.
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May 12, 2011 7:19:10 AM

I don't know if I'd agree with that if anything 460 = 5850 > 6850. The 460 is one tough cookie and OCs like a boss.
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May 12, 2011 9:49:32 AM

CPU:
intel core i5-2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
225$.

Mobo:
Asrock P67 Extreme4.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
160$.

Video Card:
XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
185$ , 165$ After Rebate.

Ram:
G.Skill Ripjaws X 4GB 1600MHz.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
50$.

PSU:
XFX 650W, Sli / CrossfireX Ready.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
90$ , 60$ After Rebate.

Case:
Cooler Master Haf 922 Mid Tower Case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
100$ , 90$ After Rebate

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM SATA3 6GB/s.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
40$.

Total:
790$ After Rebate
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May 12, 2011 11:35:57 AM

Swap the Hdd with a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB SATA2 and u might get it at same price with Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM SATA3 6GB/s. that has 500 GB less storage space,swap the XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB. with Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB GDDR5 and u save some cash plus its even faster (thats what this bench says http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/295?vs=291 ) other than that ammar711's build looks really powerfull :) 
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May 12, 2011 2:43:33 PM

crewton said:
I don't know if I'd agree with that if anything 460 = 5850 > 6850. The 460 is one tough cookie and OCs like a boss.

5850 will out perform the 460 with ease :D 
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May 12, 2011 2:46:48 PM

crewton said:
I don't know if I'd agree with that if anything 460 = 5850 > 6850. The 460 is one tough cookie and OCs like a boss.


That 460 you suggested is an SE, it has disabled bandwidth and shaders. That's why it's so cheap lol.
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May 12, 2011 8:28:01 PM

Ugh I fail. I need to stop doing builds at 3am.
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May 12, 2011 8:40:36 PM

the gtx 460 768mb isnt any better either i hated is so bad i upgraded to a gtx 560ti
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May 12, 2011 9:36:32 PM
May 12, 2011 10:32:43 PM

ammar711 said:
CPU:
intel core i5-2500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
225$.

Mobo:
Asrock P67 Extreme4.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
160$.

Video Card:
XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
185$ , 165$ After Rebate.

Ram:
G.Skill Ripjaws X 4GB 1600MHz.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
50$.

PSU:
XFX 650W, Sli / CrossfireX Ready.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
90$ , 60$ After Rebate.

Case:
Cooler Master Haf 922 Mid Tower Case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
100$ , 90$ After Rebate

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM SATA3 6GB/s.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
40$.

Total:
790$ After Rebate



I love this build, I just have one question: if you intend to add a second graphics card in the future, what kind of power supply would you need?
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May 13, 2011 4:47:36 AM

I like a lot of what has been said and here's my recommendation: go absolutely barebones on everything but your CPU and GPU; get a 2500k and spring for a 6950 if possible. The 6950 is actually one of the best values on the market if you buy it reference and unlock it. The 2500k *is* the best value on the market, as well as a great performer. The cheapest I could price this out came to the mid $800s, but if you can pull it, it's the best value out there.
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May 13, 2011 7:08:30 AM

dcointin said:
I love this build, I just have one question: if you intend to add a second graphics card in the future, what kind of power supply would you need?


You don't need to change the power supply the XFX 650W is more than enough and it is crossfireX Ready ;) 
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June 9, 2011 12:51:56 AM

Best answer selected by nosam12321.
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