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Opinion on this $800 gaming build?

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February 7, 2013 1:53:46 AM

Hey I'm looking to build my first gaming pc. Here is the setup:

Type|Item|Price

**CPU** | [AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-hdz965fbgmbox) | $94.99 @ Newegg

**CPU Cooler** | [Zalman CNPS9500A-LED Ball Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-cpu-cooler-cnps9500...) | $39.98 @ Outlet PC

**Motherboard** | [Biostar TA970XE ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/biostar-motherboard-ta970x...) | $99.99 @ Amazon

**Memory** | [G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f310600cl9d8...) | $41.98 @ Outlet PC

**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $99.98 @ Outlet PC

**Video Card** | [Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr785...) | $184.98 @ Newegg

**Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r) | $34.99 @ Newegg

**Power Supply** | [Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-bp550pl...) | $64.87 @ Amazon

**Optical Drive** | [Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lite-on-optical-drive-ihas...) | $16.98 @ Outlet PC

**Sound Card** | [Asus Xonar DS 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-sound-card-xonards) | $35.57 @ Newegg

**Monitor** | [Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-g205hvbd) | $89.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $804.30
| Generated by PCPartPicker |



Are these compatible? PCPartPicker thinks that they are.
Any Thoughts?
February 7, 2013 2:29:25 AM

At that price point, I would definitely go with a intel build...

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BWO4
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BWO4/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BWO4/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($188.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($90.17 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $838.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-06 23:26 EST-0500)

1. Thinking that all parts will be from newegg. If you have a micro center near you, you will save some bucks by buying the cpu there.

2. Got you a better ram, psu, and case.

3. Stayed with a 7850 because of your choice of monitor resolution and budget.
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February 7, 2013 5:17:15 AM

That is a nice build above, but quite overpriced...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $773.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 02:23 EST-0500)
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February 7, 2013 6:07:13 AM

As I mentioned, it is because all are from newegg. look at your processor price as the above. :lol: 

okay. going budget wise as much as possible. ;) 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BYrV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BYrV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BYrV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($188.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $738.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-07 03:09 EST-0500)
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February 7, 2013 6:53:03 AM

I always fail to read the "fine print" of posts. Was mainly targeted at the Psu.
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