Rate My Ultimate Budget Gaming Build

Approximate Purchase Date: 7/7/11 - 7/20/11

Budget Range: I've got $691.92 after 60$ in rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, everything else

Parts Not Required: Mouse+Keyboard, Monitor, Speakers.

Country of Origin: United States

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Eventually

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: So this is my first budget gaming build, I know i left out the CPU cooler i was gonna buy that later and then overclock

So here it is...



Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129066
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$54.99


HDD- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$64.99

Motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130235R

Open Box: MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813130235R
Return Policy: Open Box Refund Only Return Policy
$41.99

GPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261100

Palit NE5X56T01102-1140F GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814261100
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
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$219.99

DVD/CD drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135224

ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A7T/BLK/B/GEN - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135224
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$16.99

PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013

XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified ...
Item #: N82E16817207013
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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$69.99

RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178265

PNY XLR8 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MD4096KD3-1600-X8
Item #: N82E16820178265
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$44.99

CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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$119.99

OS- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
$99.99


Total: 691.92 - after rebates and instant discounts


So basically i just wan't to know if I am going to have any problems with this stuff compatibility wise and i'm open to any criticisms about the build. Thanks in advance
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  1. id personally not get an open box deal and spend 30$ more to get a new motherboard. also that hdd is 5$ cheaper at amazon
  2. Nah I'm fine with open box, and to save 5 bucks then have to order from 2 different web sites isn't really worth it to me.

    But, what do you think of the build?
  3. BAD, considering the open box...you don't know why the person sent it back
  4. OK enough about the open box, the risk is totally worth it and Newegg will give me a refund if it brakes anyway. So now can we please get to some real ratings.
  5. REAL RATING: BAD
    UNREAL RATING (ignoring the open box): Alright
    Note: You MUST overclock the MoBo to be able to use the 1600 RAM
  6. Yeah, I know about the over clocking thanks anyway.

    But, what is it that makes this "alright" and not excellent?!! lol
  7. the need for overclocking...that is what makes it alright
  8. My friend... I consider the need for overclocking to be a plus, Cause I'm a real GEEK. lol
  9. Lol, I feel like i'm a geek, but I don't want to worry too much about the MoBo. If I want to OC, I want to OC the CPU not the MoBo
  10. Well Thanks for your input. I can see why some people don't want to fiddle with the Mobo, but its fine with me. So, 1 last time rate build 1-5. lol
  11. 4, because you need a better mobo. and ordering from 2 different places isnt bad. amazon has an amazing return policy, free shipping, and they usually ship faster.
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