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Im planning on building a topnotch gaming pc under the price range of $850. I have no idea wat to get. I need the full works on what i should buy. Im fine with he building but its the parts ive got no clue wat the best parts to get or anything are. I
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I'm no expert, but I think you're going to have a bit of trouple building a top-notch gaming PC for only $850. The techs should be able to provide a lot more information than me.
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well i dont mean TOPNOTCH i just want one better than one u can buy at the store. like good gaming parts that would help games run fast
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Heres some ideas, all at newegg.com
Asus a8nsli premium - $150(motherboard), AMDClawhammer around $200(CPU), 1gig kintgston ram $100or less, 2x6800(nvidia) video cards $200-220 for both, Powersupply $50 500-600 watt, a mid tower case $50.
There you go, that would make a really nice gaming rig for about $750. It'll more than likely be less than that so you could get another gig of ram. I wouldnt get better video cards than that since the new dx10 series is about to come out. And with those you should be able to run almost ANY game at maximum resolution.
That motherboard has pretty decent onboard audio so you dont have to worry about that. And if you dont have a computer toolkit - get one, make sure it has a grounding strap and spare screws,paper washers,etc. No point in risking all that $$$ and not using the proper stuff.
-Pete.
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http://www.firingsqu...2005/page16.asp
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Your obsessed with SLI, its not a good budget choice when you consider you have to spend more cash on a mobo($50-$60 difference between the 32x SLI boards and a vanilla and you cant get away with a sub 500W PSU) its just not as economical in a budget.

Gfx about the best budget card is this http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102645
good price especially for what it can do before and after overclocking.

Mobo, a vanilla nf4 is the budget way to go, HDD anything SATA with a 16Mb cache preferablly but 8Mb is ok if you are getting a good deal.

Cpu and memory the combo i use is still one of the best value setups anywhere as the prices were low when i put it together last july and are even lower my memory on newegg is http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145450 cheap especially when you put in one of those rebate things americans love(still dont get them just make it cheaper to start with).

A toolkit is nice to have but considering how much it can sometime add up to you neednt always bother, get a antistatic wristband from an electrician friend or a trade shop they are a couple of quid apart from that i still use a swiss army knife to build and maintain computers.(why mess with what works) and as long as you get a retail boxed mobo they give you everything you need.
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thanks guys. The thing i want to really extend my money on would be the video and graphics card. And the ram. Those things i want to get the best i can afford. The rest should be fine.
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I do lots of Photoshopping, Cinema4d-ing, Blendering, etc, with a gig of RAM and it's plenty.

If you want to overclock, look at the Opterons, but if you're into gaming, the Athlon won't be a bad idea.

Here's a simple build -
Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119068
PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817104934
Mobo: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131569
CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103535
Vid Card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130283
RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145440
DVD/CD-R/RW: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106256
HDD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148065

Case - 60
PSU - 90
Motherboard - 90
Vid Card - 190
CPU - 150
RAM - 80
HDD - 85
CD/DVD-R/RW - 40

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785$

That would do you well =].
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would it be a problem if i had a custom case i wanted? Like not just a stock like one with lights?

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811145047
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400W is rather low to run a 7600GT or something similar. If you want to use that case, I'd buy a new power supply for it.
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I included a Fortron powersupply, and you shouldn't rate a PSU by it's max output. A 350W Fortron would be much better for you than a 700W by some generic brand.

Keep that +12 at 11.71!
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True, you need to look at the ampage on it, but I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that a $29 case won't come with that great of a PSU.
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Which is why I've included a powersupply (a good one at that) in his package =].
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hmmmmm, i think you should buy a MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum, good mobo, then buy a good PSU, RAM and stuff, worry about l8r, you can upgrade those, look at Crucial or Corsair value
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