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700 $ gaming PC final buy hows this?

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December 10, 2011 5:40:11 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (TODAY)

Budget Range: (700$)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard mouse monitor)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (neweggg, amazon or misc)

Country: (usa)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (No preference)

Overclocking: probly not

SLI or Crossfire: dont now

Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080)

Additional Comments: (Im buying tonight.. this is my 700$ amd build do NEED os, and comments before i do.. And should i go intell?. Also no real plans of upgrading)



OS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
100$

CPU
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-HDZ955FBGMBOX-Phenom-3-2GHz-Retail/dp/B002TQYUAE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1323545564&sr=8-2
120$

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311
40$

VIDEO CARD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131378&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=g7g4f6soqs1x
160$

CASE
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002UDK9U6/?tag=pcpapi-20
40$

MOTHERBOARD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128490&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1aamxp9nlp5ud
105$

HARDRIVE
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST500DM002/dp/B005CT56R6/ref=dp_ob_title_ce
83$

POWER SUPPLY
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1xm7crjhokidm
60$

DVD DRIVE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151233
18$

TOTAL cost 726 before shipping
December 10, 2011 6:10:02 PM

Looks ok to me.
Decent build, an intel (i5) to beat it will cost more. (cue 10 posts to prove me wrong)
Won't xfire without beefier psu.

Good solid build.
December 10, 2011 6:23:11 PM

A os with that budget won't let you buy Intel.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

That'll save you $30. The difference between the RAM won't be noticable, and you can easily oc that CPU to reach 3.8 GHz.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is the mobo I have, it works awesome, and it's got UEFI BIOS whch is awesome (bassically it's BIOS that is 100 times easier to use).

I was going to eccomend using the extra cash for a different GPU, but for the price, it's a good card and it comes wth a free game. So, I'd have to reccoemdn switchng the case for something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or anything from tis list, really:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Everything ese seems fine, bad timing on the HDD part though. Good luck.
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December 10, 2011 10:33:52 PM

Should i go with this video card instead its got 2 fans instead of 1 and its only 10$ more. and has much better reviews.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521

Im going to go with the MOBO u picked.

Now the cpu..
Every1 seems to recommend the the
Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz AM3

vrs the one u listed is the 960t.. 3.0 GHZ.

Im probly not going to over clock as i never have before and wouldnt i need to buy additional fans to do that?

And hows the ram thats going with that?
but 30$ savings is a big diffrence..
Also any other reccomended cases for a little bit cheaper?

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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
December 10, 2011 11:02:32 PM
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AMD 960T + PNY 8GB DDR3 1333 $129 (Better performance than 955 and possibility to unlock 6 core)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Asrock 870 Extreme3 R2.0 $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PowerColor 6950 2GB $255
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec Neo Eco 520w $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
NZXT Gamma $39
http://www.amazon.com/GAMMA-Classic-Interior-Chassis-Bl...
WD Blue 250GB 7200RPM $50
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59705&vpn=WD2500AAKX&m...
Asus DVD Burner $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Windows 7 64-bit $87
http://www.discountmountainsoftware.com/miwi7hoprfuv6.h...
Total: $714 before rebates

Better graphics card, CPU, Motherboard and similar/better power supply.
December 10, 2011 11:35:33 PM

thanks alot for the input.. im about to purchase

the case. is it really a decent case? Should i fork out the extra cash for a better one since now im getting the better video card?


And what if i did like the
GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
209$

to save some cash to throw twards the case..


edit wow.. found me a better hardrive too.. edit agian hardrives not in stock the site says

i can make 750 before shipping iif u think theres a better case to go with
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
December 11, 2011 4:21:06 AM

Well the Gamma is an alright case for the buck, If you can fork up $10 more, get the Antec 300:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Good deal right now.

As for the 560 Ti, it's a good card, the 6950 2GB is just a suggestion since the board I chose allows you to CF 8x/8x but doesn't allow for SLI.
If you want to save on the card, here's a cheaper 1GB vers.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
December 11, 2011 4:22:54 AM

BTW, the link for the Lenovo, get that instead. It's going to be slower than the Seagate, but not enough to make it hugely noticeable. The money saved is pretty good. I suggest getting the Lenovo, since they both spin at 7200RPM.
December 11, 2011 9:24:11 AM

aznshinobi said:
Well the Gamma is an alright case for the buck, If you can fork up $10 more, get the Antec 300:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Good deal right now.

As for the 560 Ti, it's a good card, the 6950 2GB is just a suggestion since the board I chose allows you to CF 8x/8x but doesn't allow for SLI.
If you want to save on the card, here's a cheaper 1GB vers.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I'd recommend going for that case as well, I didn't see t wen I was looking. I have that same case, all te fans get pretty loud but there's speed switches, and I've got all mine set to max, and I haven't tried anything lower.

Also I'd go for the 6950 too. A better card than the 560 ti.
December 11, 2011 1:51:34 PM

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