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Want to build a gaming PC with $800

By XxTashToshxX
Dec 13, 2010
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  1. hi I want to build a pc gaming that would run games at maximum setting with less than 800$.

    I have the following thing in mind :

    -Processor:
    AMD Phenom II X6 1055T Thuban 2.8 GHz 6x512 KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Processor - Retail HDT55TFBGRBOX

    -Motherboard:
    Gigabyte Socket AM2+/AMD 740G/DDR2/A&V&GbE/MATX Motherboard GA-MA74GM-S2

    -PCI-Express Video Card 1 :
    Sapphire Radeon HD5770 Vapor-X 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card 100283VX-2L

    -PCI-Express Video Card 2 :
    EVGA nVidia GeForce GT 220 1 GB DDR3 DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card 01G-P3-1226-LR

    -CPU Cooler:
    Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus 775/1156/1366/AMD/AM2/AM3 Universal Direct Contact Heat-Pipe 120mm Fan CPU Cooler

    -Internal Hard Drive:
    Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST3500418AS-Bare Drive

    -Dvd Driver:
    Samsung Internal Half Height DVD-W Supermulti SATA 22X Lightscribe (Black)

    -Power Supply:
    Cooler Master eXtreme Power Series 460W ATX Form Factor 12V V2.01 Power Supply - (RS460-PMSRA3-US)

    -Case :
    Cooler Master Elite 310 ATX, MATX Mid Tower Case with Window RC-310-SWN1-GP (Black/Silver)

    thats what all please tell me if it is good or not. 'cause this is the first time i build a PC.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,141   +31

    Why an AM2+ board? Because of costs?
  3. XxTashToshxX

    XxTashToshxX TS Rookie Topic Starter

    is this a better mother board

    MSI Socket AM3/AMD 740G/DDR3/Hybrid CrossFireX/A and V and GbE/MATX Motherboard 740GM-P25

    if not do you have any suggestions
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,141   +31

    Save yourself money by: Forgetting the GT220 and stick to a single card at this time. Also, unless you are overclocking you don't need a cpu cooler. The stock one that comes with the 1055 will be more than sufficient.

    We assume you'll be gaming, correct? Give us your exact budget the best you can.

    Is that Seagate the 12 series?
  5. XxTashToshxX

    XxTashToshxX TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes i will be gaming alot and i have a total of 1200$ budget but i also want a gaming mouse, keyboard and router

    yes it is the 12 series
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,141   +31

    Okay, because the Segate 11 series was a nightmare but the 12 is fine.

    Does the motherboard have to be a hybrid or is either SLi or Crossfire fine?
  7. XxTashToshxX

    XxTashToshxX TS Rookie Topic Starter

    which is better ?


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