First gaming computer build help

Hello,
I'm building my first gaming computer and I'm wondering if this will be a decent build: (I'm on a kinda strict budget about $800)

CPU: AMD Phenom ii x4 965 BE
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast 650W
HDD: Western Digital Caviar 500GB
Optical Drive: Asus 24x DVD burner
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
Asus 1920 x 1080 resolution monitor

The games I will mostly be playing are Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, The Witcher 1/2, and Crysis 1/2.
I'm looking to run these games on at least high settings with good fps so any help will be greatly appreciated! Not looking to crossfire but might overclock. Let me know if any components need to be changed or if you can suggest better ones. Thanks in advance for any help.
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  1. HDD too small...
    just saying...
    get SSD for OS now!!!
  2. Hi, yup, all looks good to me. I have the same mobo, cpu, memory but with a Radeon 6850 and can play BF3 at 1920 x 1080 with High/ultra settings. Win7 64bit
  3. Perhaps get a 120GB SSD if you can afford, then you could install some of your fave games on that too. Use the 500Gb drive for your Docs, Pics etc. Just add new libraries.
  4. Its kinda hard to recommend a gaming pc to a long run when you specify a few games that you will be playing for a few months.
    But a Core i5 2500k, 8gb ram (ridiculously cheap nowadays) and a good video card like HD 7770 or 7870 if you have some extra money will support you for 3 years easily.

    i will not recommend any HDs because you didnt specified your use to them. but any 7200rpm will do

    if you gonna go with intel buy an h67 chip like p8p67m from asus

    For PSU you can get a OCZ 500W StealthXStream, if you dont wanna spend too much get a 500w from coolermaster RS500
  5. 06guitarist said:
    Hello,
    I'm building my first gaming computer and I'm wondering if this will be a decent build: (I'm on a kinda strict budget about $800)

    CPU: AMD Phenom ii x4 965 BE
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+
    GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast 650W
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar 500GB
    Optical Drive: Asus 24x DVD burner
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
    Asus 1920 x 1080 resolution monitor

    The games I will mostly be playing are Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, The Witcher 1/2, and Crysis 1/2.
    I'm looking to run these games on at least high settings with good fps so any help will be greatly appreciated! Not looking to crossfire but might overclock. Let me know if any components need to be changed or if you can suggest better ones. Thanks in advance for any help.



    Thats a well put together budget gaming build, buy and enjoy, only 1 thing from me, if you can afford another $30 on a HYper 212 evo cpu cooler then you can probably get 4ghz out of that 965.
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