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My last pc was a amd and i loved it so i would like to build another one for gaming. I didnt build my last one but i would like to get into it i have about $800 for the tower can people give me some specs to get so i have an idea of wat to get thanx
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hello do you have anything that you can salvage off another rig ie monitor, case, keyboard, mouse... is the 800 including everything?
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800 just for the tower i have monitor keyboard speakers headset
Do you want a DDR3 build or DDR2? And what about the the GPU, do you prefer Ati or Nvidia , or you don't care as long as it's good for gaming?
not sure wats ddr3 or ddr2 or gpu and i had nvidia last time it was pretty good but i would like just a good gaming computer
usually ill suggest 720BE for gaming but check out 7750BE first and get a gigabyte 790x UD4 mobo, corsair 650TX psu, CM 690 Case, Win XP pro or vista, 2x2gb of gskill/corsair, 4x scythe fan, 9800GT or GTX+ if its for gaming get a sound card too
or just use onboard sound card... this should be 600~700 just giving you a quick reply ill find out the price for you
and if you can get a better GPU
opps forgot CPU cooler
try the xiggy
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awsome dude that was quick haha i would like a couple more opinions then i will post wat i am gettin and c if its good
I'll throw some parts out, this will take you to about $760 after shipping.
Case - Raidmax comes with 500w PSU... has good reviews
Mobo - ASRock AOD790GX
GPU - 9800 GTX Superclocked edition
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz
Ram - Gskill 4GB ram 800mhz
HDD -Western Digital 640GB
Get 2x DVD Drives
oppps yeah HDD and DVD burner
thats another 100 ill give you figures in a few minutes... yeah im not doing anything at work lol hahahaha...
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720BE is far better than 920 for gaming, and cheaper too. Also you may get lucky and get 1 core bonus for free
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720BE is far better than 920 for gaming, and cheaper too. Also you may get lucky and get 1 core bonus for free


Not saying your wrong because I really don't know as I've never gamed with either of these 2 processors but
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Mine works perfectly fine for gaming considering it was $145 and I have it OC'ed to 3.4 on stock volts and stock cooler.
CPU 720BE 144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103649
cpu mobo combo deal ta790GX 203
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.165025
mobo GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4 114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128381
CASE CM 690 79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119137
PSU corsair 650TX 99.99 20.00 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005
gpu 9800GT 129.99 15.00 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130435
HDD seagate barracuda 7200 250GB 54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148262
RAM gskill 1066 59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231246
CPU cooler xigmatek s1283 36.99 10 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003
Sound Card x-fi xtremegamer 7.1 75.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102006
cd/dvd burner 25.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151173

o_O cutting close but with taxes and shipping youll hit above 800
or check the combo deal for mobo + cpu or not get a sound card but for gaming ill suggest you get one
you will also need sets of fans for the case
if you want you can save getting a 7750BE 63.99 atm and upgrade to 940BE in 3 months
okie i got a patient now ill update you later...

Update:
If you go with the biostar TA790gx combo for 203 then youll save 56 dollars that should cover taxes and shipping
or save 81 dollars with 7750BE or save 75.99 without soundcard for crappy directional sound
just a reminder you will still need CASE FANS atleast 1 more or get 2
8~15 a fan... Good luck also check other GPU cards... with this setup you can still go to 940BE with out a problem if you choose to upgrade to quad core...
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Grab this for the GPU while they are Super cheap! Notice the promo code under the title.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121288


Theres your Proof. Where it says "Høyere er bedre", it means "Higher is better". It's in Norwegian
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Those are some good configs... I like Gigabyte but will say this. For your first build I HIGHLY recommend an ASROCK board. The 780 GXE or similar would do fine. It is AM3 ready and will take massive voltage changes with its power design, further more they almost assemble themselves and Asrock support is the best I have found next to EVGA.
Combine that with the HD4870 DK in the deals forum for 159, a 7750 X2 BE 2.7 GHz and the raidmax case mentioned above along with 4GB G.Skill and 1 dvd burner. This will be an easy build and an outstanding gamer for you with plenty of room to upgrade as you grow.

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price

ASUS 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-22B1ST - Retail
Item #: N82E16827135187
Return Policy: 30 Day Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options|hide options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info27-135-187.0.18)

1 year: $9.99
2 year: $14.99
$24.99

ASRock A780GXE/128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813157139
Return Policy: 30 Day Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options|hide options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info13-157-139.0.18)

1 year: $14.99
2 year: $19.99
$94.99

SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102810
Return Policy: 30 Day Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options|hide options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info14-102-810.0.18)

1 year: $24.99
2 year: $39.99
-$35.00 Instant
$199.99
$164.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231122
Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy -$5.00 Instant
$49.99
$44.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor Model AD775ZWCGHBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103300
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options|hide options)
Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan
The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info19-103-300.0.18)

1 year: $14.99
2 year: $19.99
-$5.00 Instant
$68.50
$63.50

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 32-bit for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116490
Return Policy: Software Return Policy
RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811156078
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

Grand Total:* $654.44


This leaves you a little room for perhaps a new keyboard mouse combo or some decent speakers.... at 800 dollars for your budget you can almost find a 22 inch monitor around OB maybe to round it up if you wish...

Chris
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@ Christalnet: 32-bit vista and 4gigs of ram? hmm..
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Not saying your wrong because I really don't know as I've never gamed with either of these 2 processors but


there are lotsa reviews and benchmarks where the 720be beats the 940be and the i7 920 in games. you can try googling around.

to the OP, get an ati card. it will give you more value with amd 790 chipsets since you can crossfirex them just in case you may want to add another card in the future. there are price drops with the 4850 and 4870. you can even get a 4870 for around $150.
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Well here is the rig i cam up with good overclocking head room and grad up-grad head room

System Case: Antec 900
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021

Motherboard: EVGA nForce 780i
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188043

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Processor BX80570E8400 - 3.0GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

PSU: Corsair 650w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 650gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136319

Memory:Geli ram (2x4gb) 800mhz ddr2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144073

Graphics Card: Evga 9800+ they have the step-up program so if you want to u-grad to somthing like a 260gtx
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130376

DVD/CD Drive: Good sata cd/dvd burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827129032
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