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$700 Gaming Rig

Approximate Purchase Date: About 3 weeks

Budget Range: $700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(ultra settings) Movies internet.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) For Parts: Any

Location: Toronto, Canada

Parts Preferences: AMD GPU over Nvidea. 

Overclocking: Maybe a little

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution:  1920x1080p

Additional Comments: I would like to know if my build is decent. Thanks.

Hello, 
This is my build and i am planning to do some gaming at 1920x1080 ultra settings. 
Im gonna list a little build and then would like some suggestions or replacements. 

Case- Coolermaster storm scout 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196 

Motherboard-Asus M4A88T-V EVO 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131827

Power supply- Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182032 

Hard Drive- Western Digital caviar blue 500GB 7200rpm 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

Memory- G.SKILL Ripjaws series 8GB 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

CPU-AMD PHENOM II X4 965 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

GPU- SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7770 GHz 1GB 128-bit 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102967

Optical drive- ASUS 24x DVD Burner 
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

 
Appreciate all thoughts.
Thanks,
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  4. You aren't going to be able to play many games on ultra settings with a 7770. You could get a cheaper case and get a 6870 like this one http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521
  5. How about this?

    Antec three hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer case
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    And

    XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521
  6. Thanks alot kanoobie but i would like to ask about the build you went with.
    The mobo says its a AM3+ socket and AMD Phenom II X4 965 is AM3, or will it work?
    And i only want 500GB HDD 1 TB is far too much.
    And do you think the PSU u suggested will Be better if its only 550W?
    Thanks.
  7. diamon423 said:
    How about this?

    Antec three hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer case
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    And

    XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150521



    That looks good and this psu is better xfx 550w http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=59615&promoid=1084
  8. Best answer
    A few thoughts after looking at your parts. The ram you selected might be too tall if you want to add an aftermarket cooler to overclock with. The case is I believe a personal choice, but just letting you know that the case is using USB2 and not USB3 if that matters to you. I can not recommend the PSU you listed. The graphics card you listed might run many a game on ultra, but if you are planning on playing games like BF3 you might want to switch to a beefier card. If you shop around you might save a bit.

    Here is what I came up with:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/g7nF

    Slightly over budget but you can drop the cooler if you aren't planning on overclocking in the near future. (you should overclock though :))
  9. Looks like a great build with the OS but maybe what if i get like a radeon 6870 like striffe said i could save a bit, or do you think the 6870 wont be enough?
    (I play mostly starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 but BF3 doesnt have to be ultra i just want to breeze through Blizzard games mostly.)
  10. diamon423 said:
    Looks like a great build with the OS but maybe what if i get like a radeon 6870 like striffe said i could save a bit, or do you think the 6870 wont be enough?
    (I play mostly starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 but BF3 doesnt have to be ultra i just want to breeze through Blizzard games mostly.)



    I'd go with kanoobie's build. If you have to lower the price drop the cpu cooler and just get one later.
  11. You should still be ok with a 6870 if you dial back a bit on the settings for BF3.
  12. Alright sounds good i might just stick with kanoobies build after all.
    Thx for the help guys!! Appreciate it :)
  13. Best answer selected by diamon423.
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