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Hi im trying to build a gaming pc. For the first time. i have a buget of around 900 dallors. Any tips will help. I want to try to be able to play game on a pretty high setting.

Thanks.

Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Hard drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Video card: EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power supply:CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

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

Cpu: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

Heatsink: XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included I7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible
Total: $849.88
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Where will you be buying these parts from?

You should really get the X4 955 instead of the X4 965. Here is a link to the part on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808 . You can save $30. The only difference between the 955 and the 965 is 200MHz (3.4GHz vs 3.2GHz). That is not worth $30, and can be achieved easily by the 955.

Also, that GTX 460 is way to expensive! For $200, I would suggest an HD 5870. Grab a GTX 460 only for ~$150
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I second the recommendation for the 955 over 965. I don't know anything about that heat sink - might be worth spending the difference between the 965 and 955 on a slightly better cooler.

edit: http://www.overclock.net/amd-cpus/49...x4-9x5-oc.html. That's the link to the 955 and 965 OC club on here, you can see that with good cooling you can get pretty comparable performance out of them. Just my two cents.
Edited by falconkaji - 3/17/11 at 9:49pm
    
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Your system can run on a quality 400W power supply, or 650W if you are getting a second card for SLI.

You could get the Antec NeoECO 400C for around $40-$50, or the Corsair TXv2 650W, SeaSonic S12II 620W, SeaSonic M12II 620W, or Antec TruePower New 650W.
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So I herd you want to build a winsawce rig
INCOMING...


I think this is where you can throw up your hands and jump for joy now.... even I'm particularly impressed with this build. Your total cost: $852, $802 AR. You are getting, for a lower price:
  • Better cooler
  • Great video card
  • TWICE the RAM [great overclocking kit too]
  • A solid state drive! [was never there before - but eh, I make it a habit to have SSDs in all my >$800 suggestions]
  • a great adequate PSU/case.
  • A potent, fully overclockable, expandable build.
In fact you could probably upgrade to x6 and remain within budget. However, with AMD FX (Bulldozer) on the horizon and this board supporting it (albeit experimentally/unsupported by AMD), I say stick with the x4 first since not much games use more than 4 cores anyway - and you save cash

have fun!
-xd
Edited by xd_1771 - 3/17/11 at 10:46pm
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you missed out on the ncix antec 650 power supply, was like 30 bucks with the discount and MIR and came to like 40 bucks.
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Originally Posted by unsurper View Post
you missed out on the ncix antec 650 power supply, was like 30 bucks with the discount and MIR and came to like 40 bucks.
I think that was Canada only, iwanttobuild is from the United States. Even then NCIXUS shipping is pretty pricey. Was a great deal though.
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Or checkout my for sale link in my sig can save some money.
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do you need monitor and all that or just the tower?

If just the tower you can do better

here try this build

Also I don't know if it's important to you or not, but this build maintains a nice small footprint if you plan on doing any lan parties or anything.

Also probably the best video card you can get in this price range with the opportunity to unlock it to a 6970

Edited by trulsrohk - 3/17/11 at 10:59pm
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With a $900 budget, anyone who doesn't tell you to buy a 2500K is being just plain cruel. The performance difference is significant, the cost can easily fit in this budget. At stock clocks, the 2500K is 30-60% faster than a Phenom 970 in gaming across the board, when over-clocked, the gap gets even wider because the 2500Ks seems to be hitting 4.5GHZ+ without a hiccup (many people are in the 4.8-5GHZ range on the new 2500K and 2600K chips).



2x4GB (8GB kit) 1600-9-9-9 memory + Biostar ATX 1155 mobo. , That memory should look pretty good on that mobo to boot.

750W Corsair (w 4x 6+2 pin) + 1TB spinpoint, Room on PSU for a second GPU when ready.

i5-2500K + MSI Twin Frozer HD6870, great combo savings

Any case you like ~$40-60, doesn't have to be this one. See Rosewill Destroyer as alternate.

An optical drive with free shipping promo

That's $885 shipped and you can send in $50 worth of MIRs if you want.

When you have another ~$200 available, slap another 6870 in there.

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