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Old 12-13-2010, 03:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,
I'm trying to get the best gaming computer for my buck. My budget is around $850. If there are any parts that should be replaced for something else, please let me know. Any help at all is greatly appreciated!

Here is the build I have so far:

CPU - AMD Phenom II x4 955

Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-880GM-USB3

RAM - 4GB DDR3 1333

CASE - APEVIA X-Plorer

PSU - Antec Basiq 500w

HDD - 500GB from western digital

Graphics card - ATI Radeon HD 6850

CPU fan - coolmaster hyper tx3 vertical

I already have a windows 7 os ready and I believe my monitor resolution is 720p. I'm not so much looking to over-clock, just want a good gaming machine.
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What brand ram is that?

Can we get links?

You might need more power. Go with this PSU at very least.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Builder Series CMPSU-600CX 600W ATX12V v2.3 Active PFC Power Supply
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here are a few changes i made to the build along with the links:

HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Mobo - GIGABYTE GA-880GM-USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-880GM-USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

RAM - CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Ultra Stable Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1333C8
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Ultra Stable Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1333C8

CASE - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
(went with the 650w b/c its about $5 more than the 600w)
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Graphics card - ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
Newegg.com - ASUS EAH6850 DirectCU/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

also took out the cpu fan - ill just use stock since im not overclocking the pc
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