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$560 AMD Gaming Build - Worth Purchasing?

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August 17, 2011 9:32:44 PM

I'm looking to order this today or tomorrow. Budget $560 ish,

TOTAL COST OF THIS BUILD $558.42 + only $4 shipping!!! WOW

QUESTION: Should I order this or go back to the drawing board? Is everything compatible here?


What for? Gaming and web work. But I am not a hard core gamer, just casual gamer, but like to play latest games.

Overclock? Probably not.
Crossfire? No, don't see the need for me.
Country: USA
Where to buy - Newegg

MBOB: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$60 - Supports Bulldozer for future.

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$120

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$175

RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$50

DVD + HARD DRIVE COMBO:
Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Sony DVD burner etc.
$53

CASE + PSU COMBO:
COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$99.99

BONUSES WITH THIS STUFF: (YES an incentive to get these parts)
Free Deus Ex game!!! Sweeeet!
Plus $55 back in mail in rebates. (Will not use rebates for this build budget - just bonus money back)


So should I order this? What you think? Ready tons of reviews on every component and doing a ton of research i think this should work well for my needs and budget.
August 17, 2011 9:36:49 PM

nice :) 
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August 17, 2011 10:06:13 PM

not a bad build at all. I Don't reccommend the Coolermaster GX series however.

Instead, I'll suggest a Rosewill R102 case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And this XFX PSU. It has 34amps on the 12v rail, and can handle a 6870 just fine.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

add a couple fans as needed for the case

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August 17, 2011 11:00:57 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
not a bad build at all. I Don't reccommend the Coolermaster GX series however.

Instead, I'll suggest a Rosewill R102 case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And this XFX PSU. It has 34amps on the 12v rail, and can handle a 6870 just fine.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

add a couple fans as needed for the case



I liked this PSU Cooler Master http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Because I get a huge discount with the case COMBO and that PSU is modular and 600W

Your sure I should not get that?
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August 18, 2011 3:10:58 PM

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