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Little Help Building A Custom Computer for Gaming


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coryjannis

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So i Finally have the money to build my own computer, my budget is 700-1000$. I live in the U.S. I know nothing about computers! going to have a friend help me build it, but first i want to Find the best parts. Best Bang for my buck staying in my price range.

This computer is geared pretty much towards all gaming.

I posted on another forums i use and somebody posted this to me

Assuming that you live in US and these are American Dollars


CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Code:
http://www.newegg.co...3-674-_-Product

160$


Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3
Code:
http://www.newegg.co...8-443-_-Product

100$


Memory
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Code:
http://www.newegg.co.....platinum 1333

105$


Storage
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB
Code:
http://www.newegg.co...6-284-_-Product

100$


System Drive (Optional)
Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2R5 2.5" 40GB
Code:
http://www.newegg.co...7-025-_-Product

125$



Case
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP
Code:
http://www.newegg.co...9-196-_-Product

80$


CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper TX3
Code:
http://www.newegg.co...3-064-_-Product

20$ + 3$ Shipping


PSU
OCZ StealthXStream 700W
Code:
http://www.newegg.co...x...019&Tpk=ocz stealthxstream 700w

75$ - 25$ Rebates


Optical Drive
Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with LightScribe
Code:
http://www.newegg.co...8-032-_-Product

27$ + 7$ Shipping


That's a total of 777$ After Rebates, Including Shipping

About Graphics card Get One Of Those

MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770
Code:
http://www.newegg.co...7-490-_-Product

180$ + 7$ Shipping

or

GIGABYTE GV-R583UD-1GD Radeon HD 5830
Code:
http://www.newegg.co...5-317-_-Product

230$ - 20$ Rebates

or

GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850
Code:
http://www.newegg.co...5-318-_-Product

310$



Notes:
Of course with this budget I kow you can get an I7 or I5 build, But It won't give you much improvement in gaming over this AMD Build
but you should better invest in vga card and ssd drives
you can also get a hexa core amd cpu if you like, It's your call


So this is what somebody posted to me, all looks good. Again i know nothing about computers.
So What are you guys opinions on what this guy told me i should get for gaming? are all these components compatible with each other? Anybody have first hand experience with building computers that problems i might be facing?

Thx and godbless.


**also i live near a micro-center and realized lot newegg parts i can get for cheaper there. SO any recommendations.

Edited by coryjannis, 23 May 2010 - 11:32 PM.

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Get a 5850, in some ways the extra price is worth it.
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