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Building $800-$900 gaming computer

By scottybobo
Mar 1, 2011
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  1. scottybobo

    scottybobo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Hmm, I see route44. Im having trouble finding a motherboard without onboard video that will run 2x4GB corsair sticks. Ill keep looking
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,167   +37

    Onboard video really isn't a big deal. You'll be fine.

    You could do 4x2 sticks. That is what I did with by brother-in-laws system using GSkill.
     
  3. scottybobo

    scottybobo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    What about these guffers:

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145325 A bit steeper in price but DDR3 2000

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145315 Its DDR3 1333 so that should work aswell. AMD Phenom II or Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 "Dual Channel systems"

    Sorry for asking ya all these questions Route44 >.<
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,167   +37

    Absolutely no problems with the questions. That is how we all learn.

    Go with the 1333 because if you want the 2000 you will have to overclock them. I would still go to Asus' website and find this motherboard and look at their compatible memory list. Then look for this particular Corsair by it's model # CMX8GX3M2A1333C9. I don't believe you will have an issue with the Corsair, but nothing wrong with doing more research.
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

  6. scottybobo

    scottybobo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Well I researched and found that the M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 supports all memory stick, however with a windows 32 bit it is not advised to have more than 3GB.

    Corsair's website says they have a guaranteed compatibility with the M4A89GTD PRO/USB3. I used their memory finder and got this http://www2.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.aspx?id=1820621

    Looks like all is well!! Super excited!
     
  7. scottybobo

    scottybobo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    I meant that they're probably exactly the same anyway.
     
  9. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,167   +37

    I like GSkill as well. As for your OS Windows 7 64 is the way to go. It will utilize your RAM.
     
  10. scottybobo

    scottybobo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Well after making a post on Overclockers, I got really bad reviews on AMD. Most said switch to intel sandybridge 1155.

    However theres no motherboard to compliment, and insisted on upgrading to a SSD.
     
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Woa I just read the part about buying in a couple months...if that is true, I would just drop it for now and start a new thread later. Things will definitely change, including AMD's new bulldozer chips.
     
     
  12. scottybobo

    scottybobo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Ya thats what i was thinking, I just want to know whats good now, so I can refer back to later.

    The sandybridge are new, and so im guessing in the future there may be some better mobo's released for it.



    Sorry for not stating it clearer.

    Thanks a million!
     
  13. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,167   +37

    AMD makes fine processors and there are very good motherboards as well. In fact AMD is going to be releasing their Bulldozer core in a couple of months. Since you are holding off wait and see and then return.

    I run both Intel and AMD so I am no fan boy but beware of fanboys in both camps.
     
  14. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Try getting the HD 6950. You could cut down the 8GB RAM to 4GB and get an AMD 870 based motherboard.
     
  15. scottybobo

    scottybobo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Thanks a ton guys, i think the peeps over at OC's are intel biased. With that talk of the "bulldozer" amds I will definitly hold off.

    I really liked the reviews for AMD, so its definitely my top pick.

    Ritwik: I definitely want the power of the 6950, hopefully it comes down in price :O

    Not 2 mention in a couple of months or so i could bring some more cash to the table.

    I'll be back! :)
     
  16. scottybobo

    scottybobo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Heres what the final build would have been:

    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan $59.99


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders $109.99


    Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL40GB-DX 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $104.99


    CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 $92.49


    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT55TFBGRBOX $179.99


    ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $149.99


    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply $129.99


    HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity $174.49
     
  17. winterwolf1223

    winterwolf1223 TS Rookie Posts: 73

    Get set of ddr3 1600 ram
     
  18. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    That powersupply is unnecessarily strong, but you're planning on being able to add in a second graphics card right?
     
  19. scottybobo

    scottybobo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Yes hopefully
     
  20. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 152

    Well I can tell you that you won't really need a second graphics card for long, I'm still running of a 4850, and can run most games on high/ultra at 1920x1080p with playable framerates, the 6850 should be even better.
     


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