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December 20, 2011 7:04:10 PM

Hey guys. I 'm building a new gaming pc. I have around an $800 spending limit and for reasons, can only use
I would really appreciate some feedback. Changes, suggestions, downright different builds.

So, well here's what I had in mind:

Motherboard -

Memory -

Processor -

Video Card -

Case -

So that's what I have thus far. Some feedback would be awesome. Like I said if you can come up with something better I would be very grateful and thank you in advance. If you think this is good but needs some changes please tell me and post some links please.

Note: I don't know which power supply would go good with this system that will keep me under budget and still provide all the necessary power I need.
The hard drive and disk drive have been excluded because I took them out of my old pc. Both are sata drives.
Maximum money to spend $820ish but if you can come up with a cheaper build please do, that's more money for me.

Games I plan to play on ultra:

-The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
-Battlefield 3
-Dungeons and Dragons Ebberon Unlimited
-Grand Theft Auto IV
-other upcoming games...

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December 20, 2011 7:20:47 PM

All of those look good, except kick down your RAM to 8 GB. That's all you need and you can save some money to put toward your power supply.

This was recommended by TigerDirect on the page for your case:

It's a good brand and 650W is all you will need.

If you find yourself with a little extra money to spend, consider getting an SSD for your boot drive.

And don't forget you'll need an OS. And an optical drive.
December 20, 2011 8:13:12 PM

Great tip. This brings the whole rig cost to $810.
- Your power supply + corsair vengence 1600 ddr3 (2x4gbs)

I would like something a little less pricey so that I can purchase my favorite games but if no better suggestions come up I will definetley role with this so thank you.
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December 20, 2011 8:30:55 PM

If you wanted to save $25 on the mobo, try this one out:

I think that would still have everything you need.

If you don't plan on overclocking your CPU, you can go with this version and save $10:

And if you want to save almost $100, you can go with a very nice CPU that's great for gaming:

Here's a review of it:
December 20, 2011 11:52:55 PM

Wow I didn't even know processors like that even existed. Switching processors has brought the whole rig down to $715 which is very nice. I was super impressed with its performance after watching multiple youtube videos of this little processor running games on ultra without a probem!
Thanks for the help thus far. Still open to suggestions.

To recap where the rig stand right now:



Video card:

Power supply:


Still open to suggestions. But if nothing better arises I will be very happy with this :) 

December 21, 2011 12:19:40 AM

Definately wait for the HD7900 it's out in like 3 weeks.
December 21, 2011 12:39:09 AM

steelhero said:
I would go with this gpu the msi twin frozer 2 becouse its' over clocked as well it has a custom cooler

wow that msi twin frzr is $5 cheaper then the evga and has been benchmarked as faster and running at cooler speeds without overclocking yet! Great advice will stay with.

The rig is standing strong at $710.

Any more platinum suggestions like this are highly appreciated!
December 30, 2011 11:02:18 PM

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