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Old 03-11-2012, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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[TD="class: alt3"]So I'm building a new gaming computer and my budget is 800 $. I've built quite a few in the past but its been a year since I have. Going to be mostly playing WoW, Counter Strike, maybe some COD. How does this look for a build? Any suggestions or comments are welcome :

Wasn't sure if I could link the shopping cart so I just listed everything out

DVD Burner:
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

Case:
Newegg.com - Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

Hard Drive:
Newegg.com - Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

MoBo:
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

GPU:
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Memory:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

CPU:
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

CPU Fan:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Thermal Compound

Total is $739 shipped. Probably be buying a G500 mouse as well

I'll be running win 7 64 bit as well

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Old 03-11-2012, 10:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New budget gaming desktop build under 800 $$$

Looks like a nice setup. I assume you are a light gamer? a 550 ti is nice, but the 560 or 560 ti is the best bang for the buck card.
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I guess you could say that. I can only picture my self playing those games I said above, so I think the 550 ti would be just fine.

Does everything else look good? 796 $ total with the g500 mouse. Right at my budget haha
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Okay so here is my final list that I'm about to buy. Did a little searching for combo deals on the parts and actually managed to take off 50 bucks for finding the same stuff bundled together. And instead of the 965 processor i'm getting the 980 for less money bundled with the mobo! And better memory bundled with the 550 ti. Anddd 18 $ off just for finding the same psu and case combo. Man, they make you work to get those deals lol.

Grand total of 756 now with better parts. lol











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Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming MouseItem #: N82E16826104318Return Policy: Standard Return PolicyProtect Your Investment (expand for options)

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Arctic Silver AA-1.75G Thermal CompoundItem #: N82E16835100014Return Policy: Standard Return Policy[/TD]
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Kaybles Model DHDMI-15BK 15 ft. D-Series Heavy Duty HDMI Cable Standard Speed 28AWG with Gold Plated Connector M-M - OEMItem #: N82E16812576012Return Policy: Standard Return Policy[/TD]
[TD="class: cartSavings, bgcolor: #F2F2F2"]-$7.99 Saving[/TD]
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-$18.00 Combo
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-$13.00 Combo
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Okay so here is my final list that I'm about to buy. Did a little searching for combo deals on the parts and actually managed to take off 50 bucks for finding the same stuff bundled together. And instead of the 965 processor i'm getting the 980 for less money bundled with the mobo! And better memory bundled with the 550 ti. Anddd 18 $ off just for finding the same psu and case combo. Man, they make you work to get those deals lol.

Grand total of 756 now with better parts. lol








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Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare DriveItem #: N82E16822152181Return Policy: Standard Return PolicyProtect Your Investment (expand for options)

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[TD="class: cartSavings, bgcolor: #F2F2F2"]-$5.00 Instant[/TD]
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Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming MouseItem #: N82E16826104318Return Policy: Standard Return PolicyProtect Your Investment (expand for options)

[/TD]
[TD="class: cartSavings, bgcolor: #F2F2F2"]-$22.00 Instant[/TD]
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Kaybles Model DHDMI-15BK 15 ft. D-Series Heavy Duty HDMI Cable Standard Speed 28AWG with Gold Plated Connector M-M - OEMItem #: N82E16812576012Return Policy: Standard Return Policy[/TD]
[TD="class: cartSavings, bgcolor: #F2F2F2"]-$7.99 Saving[/TD]
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[TD="class: cartSelect, bgcolor: #F2F2F2, align: center"][/TD]
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[TD="class: cartSavings, bgcolor: #F2F2F2"]-$10.00 Instant
-$18.00 Combo
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card[/TD]
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[TD="class: cartDescription, bgcolor: #F2F2F2"][/TD]
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-$13.00 Combo
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card[/TD]
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[TD="class: cartCalc innerBtn, bgcolor: #D5D5D5, colspan: 3, align: left"]Calculate ShippingZip Code Update Method FedEx Guaranteed 3 Day -- $135.43UPS Guaranteed 3 Day -- $9.01Newegg 2 Day -- $102.25Newegg Next Day -- $115.24 [INDENT=3]
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Nice build, but you could have gave your system some more juice than that
Newegg.com - ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Newegg.com - AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4170FRGUBOX
Yes, both are a tad bit over 220.00 but think of it like this, you don't need to pay shipping on both right ?
The fx-core lineup is getting bad rep by some people, but amd did quite well between some quads in hexa-cores they released, the speed is abit too much, but I'm sure you like muscle car noises right ? :P

Good luck to you.
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Just bought everything.

Ended up getting a Radeon 6850 instead of the 550ti

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Total cost of the system was 775
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Nice build, but you could have gave your system some more juice than that
Newegg.com - ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Newegg.com - AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4170FRGUBOX
Yes, both are a tad bit over 220.00 but think of it like this, you don't need to pay shipping on both right ?
The fx-core lineup is getting bad rep by some people, but amd did quite well between some quads in hexa-cores they released, the speed is abit too much, but I'm sure you like muscle car noises right ? :P

Good luck to you.
The 2500k beats out all of the FX 4 cores and some of the 8 cores in benchmarks. For gaming, the 2500k is the best "bang for your buck" CPU out there right now.
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The 2500k beats out all of the FX 4 cores and some of the 8 cores in benchmarks. For gaming, the 2500k is the best "bang for your buck" CPU out there right now.
Yeah I know, most recent and new lga intel platforms, are wiping the floor with bull-dozer and socket fm1 line up.
I have never seen AMD be this weak against intel, but yet their sales are quite good it may not be much but even the apu lineup is making amd's fx-core look like a peace of junk at times.
Hell I may not like apu much but it will do for what I need it for until late august of this year.
"feels like a athlon ii tri-core at times"
I see why AMD wanted ATI so badly in a partnership a couple of years ago, you should talk to their tech-support team once, very knowlegable and quick to trouble shoot.
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