Build a PC Building a budget gaming computer

so about a year or so ago i started to build a computer and kinda stopped quickly got into some debt got other toys insted and now im trying to finish what i started and what better place to waste time than at work. so far here is what i have

case cant remeber brand but its a mid tower atx

psu again cant remeber brand its and 80 bronze certified 800W or 850W all i know is im sure its enough

hdd its a WD want to say 500 gb right around there

graphics i know its out of date but an EVGA 9800gts

core amd phenom II 955 or 965 black edition doesnt matter i plan on OC

keyboard and mouse i have

i know the gpu is out of date but money is tight and i plan on an upgrade once the money fairy leaves some cash under my pillow set a budget of $500US any input would be nice and if i am in the wrong area for this post please move
 
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so once i got home i started looking around and i was thinking of this set up

the 990 sabertooth mobo
8gb (2x4gb) gskill ddr3
and gtx460 and a little later on get a second one in sli

so any thoughts would be great
 

Mirrorz3dge

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Hi :D

if youre building a 'budget' gaming computer, you won't need the sabertooth mobo.
also 8 gigs of ram is kinda overkill

please answer these questions:

What are you going to use the PC for?
How much is your budget?
Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile)
Are you willing to buy online?
Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?
Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
Have you already bought any parts?
Do you have an Operating System (OS)?
Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?
 
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What are you going to use the PC for?
GAMING
How much is your budget?
300-400ish
Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile)
ST LOUIS MO USA
Are you willing to buy online?
YES
Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build?
YES TOWER PSU HDD
Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others?
MONITOR BUT I WILL BE BORROWING ONE
Have you already bought any parts?
YES
Do you have an Operating System (OS)?
NO
Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?
MAYBE GOING TO OC THE CPU
 

hellokitty[hk]

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