Check/Advice on $800 gaming build. Tags: Build Systems Product Last response: October 19, 2011 3:35 PM in Systems Share usncooper October 19, 2011 1:07:44 AM CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 MB: Gigabyte AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6950 PSU/RAM Combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Corsair 600W G Skills 8 GB Case/Optical Combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Thermaltake V9 BlacX Edition Samsung DVD/CD Burner HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" CPU Cooler: Hyper 212+ **MB (2nd option) ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Current build idea.. budget of 800 or less for everything listed. Currently sitting at $780. Biggest concerns here are motherboard quality (unsure of Gigabyte brand) also which is the better choice.. and PSU. Any input will be appreciated. Second Build Idea (i5 2500k based) Newegg Combo: CPU MB RAM PSU CASE HD http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I... GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit Optical: Whatever works. This build is still < $800.. Quality differences between the two? Which will fare better in games like BF3 Skyrim Diablo 3 MW3 etc.. Should I consider the 560 Ti in the AMD build? Again is the Gigabyte brand trustworthy? HELP! More about : check advice 800 gaming build usncooper October 19, 2011 1:42:48 AM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MSI 990FXA-GD65 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 MOBO Another option on the AMD build.. save a few bucks. m 0 l usncooper October 19, 2011 2:58:07 PM bump. m 0 l Related resources Compatability Check/Advice On $800 Video Editing/3d/Gaming PC - Forum Check/advice on my gaming pc build. - Forum 1st Build - Compatibility Check/Advice - Forum First PC build. Compatibility check/advice much appreciated! - Forum New build, parts check/advice before pulling the trigger. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cutebeans October 19, 2011 3:12:35 PM Get the i5-2500k. the phenom is completely outmatched. I'd get the combo now since it's gone from neweggs list of combo. m 0 l usncooper October 19, 2011 3:33:21 PM looks like I can't even buy that anymore.. outstanding. m 0 l cutebeans October 19, 2011 3:35:54 PM usncooper said:looks like I can't even buy that anymore.. outstanding. Yeah, that combo expired yesterday. It's a shame though. It's the best bang for the buck. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Compatibility Check/Advice for Home Build Forum Check/Advice on a $1800 - 2000 Gaming PC Forum Spec Check/Advice For New Build Forum 1kish budget-first build-spec check/advice Forum SolvedGaming and Video Editing Build for 800€ Forum Solved$750-$800 PC build ? (gaming pc) Forum Solved$800 System Build for Gaming + Streaming Forum Solved£800 Gaming Computer Build Forum SolvedFirst build Gaming PC $800 Forum SolvedFirst build- 700-800 gaming pc Forum SolvedLooking to build a gaming PC for around $800-$1000 Forum Solved~$800 gaming build, which Core i5 to get? Forum Solved$800 gaming pc build Forum Solved$700-$800 Gaming PC Build Forum Solvedgaming computer build. competition! ($800) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !