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Old 06-23-2010, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default Help me build a new gaming system budget: ~$700

Ok, so ive been wanting a new system that can handle some mid to high graphics settings on most games. I am not really that tech savvy in terms of hardware and have never put together my own computer before. I have a budget that I'd like to stay around of $700.

OverClocking---
Willing to but don't yet know how Would prefer a system that worked well at factory settings and save overclocking for times when I'm feeling nerdy.

Parts Already Owned---
Moniter: 23" Samsung
OS: Windows XP or 7 for free through my school
Keyboard and mouse
Speakers

Budget: ~$700 (willing to go higher if there are some parts that the system just will not be complete without but $1k is max)

Parts Needed---
CPU:
Mobo:
Memory:
Video Card:
Hard Drive:
DVD drive:
PSU:
Case:


I was also wondering if this would be a good start
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.416539
or
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...-gpu,2655.html (I know this is for $1000, but their benchmark results were better than anything i needed. They had Crysis at very high settings running at 40 fps (50 overclocked) which is probably more than i would even be able to see the difference)
Please, feel free to start from there, comment on these builds or completely start completely from scratch

I really appreciate the help
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help me build a new gaming system budget: ~$700

harddrive pick something with a lot of space
at least 3gigs of ram
dvd drive really doesn't matter
the case shoud really depend on you taste of looks
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:35 PM   #3
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Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118030
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129042
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130275
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103471
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814141116

Not including rebates, and after shipping, it comes out to $718.11
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:06 PM   #4
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Damn that seems pretty awesome. Was wondering about your thoughts on a few things

Is there any difference between the graphics card you suggested and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3775901&SID=

and is it worth while to spend the extra money on the CPU to go from the 940 to the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3775901&SID=

Lastly, will this power supply be able to handle the extra strain if i did decide to overclock?

Thanks for the help
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:15 PM   #5
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I've read that the X6 provides marginal performance over the phenom quad cores, at least when it comes to gaming. If you wanted to spend a little extra, look into buying the Phenom II 955 black edition instead. I've read mediocre things about the Vapor-X series of video cards, but perhaps another brand might be better than the one I suggested. Overclocking doesn't put very much extra undue strain on your power supply, I wouldn't worry about it. If you want to see how the power supply will handle your computer, you can enter the components into this calculator:

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:03 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice. I think I'm gonna go along the lines with what you were saying about the CPU and go a little further even to the 965 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...D=3775901&SID=
Other than that I like your choice in video card but honestly know less about those than I do about CPU's. Is this gonna create a bottleneck with the AMD 965 or would i need to go up with this as well?
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:10 PM   #7
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I wouldnt pay extra for a 965, the 955 and 965 are the exact same processors except that the 965 has a higher multiplier than the 955. you can easily bump up the multi on a 955, I have a friend who got his to 4.35 GHz really easily.
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Made a few changes so I could get combos with a high rated memory more compatible with an AMD system and threw in a 8GB flash drive for an extra $10

RAM and Case(Antec 300)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.406670

5770 Video and flash drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.417059

Motherboard and 1055T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.397503

Power Supply and DVD drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.418929

1TB HHD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

CPU Cooler
Not sure about the fan since it is compatible with the AM3 socket but does not mention AMD x6 under CPU Support( Do i really need an extra fan is is that only for OCing)
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-.../dp/B002G1YPH0

Total: $750 (includes shipping. before $45 MIR, total does not include fan)

Any last suggestions?
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:38 PM   #9
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Crimsoneye, your final build looks very good. The hexa-core is overkill, but you'll definitely be future-proofing!
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:35 AM   #10
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Anyone know if i need that fan. I ordered the rest of the parts but the fan was going to take a lot longer and i got pissed off. Is there an equivalent choice from newegg that i can get or do i need it at all if im not going to be overclocking for a while or should i get that amazon fan and just install it later?
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