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Old December 28, 2010, 11:54 PM
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Default New $800~ Gaming Build LF Suggestions

Hey. I'm looking for some suggestions and opinions on my gaming build. So far, I have the processor, ram, and hard drive. I will not be getting an aftermarket cooler. I plan on getting a second video card in the future.

Have
Processor - AMD PhenomII 955 BE 3.2ghz

RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB 1600 DDR3

Hard Drive - 500GB WD Blue

Getting
Graphics Card - Gigabyte 6850

Mobo - Gigabyte GA 880GA UD3H

Case - PS05-B

PSU - Antec Truepower Modular 650w

+ Generic DVD writer

Any suggestions, opinions, and changes you guys can make would be appreciated :). Nothing too expensive though!

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Old December 29, 2010, 12:22 AM
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howdy and welcome. ok, so since you already have the cpu, grab yourself a nice 870/880/890 giga board, depending on how much you wanna spend.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3

6850 for gpu, you can crossfire later on. if you need to.

ps04b for case? :)

nice psu.


do try to get everything in special and free shipping, like with memexpress. or pm at ncix, but always do your math.

even if you dont overclock, an aftermarket cooler can improve acoustics.


edit : i highly suggest getting a mobo with onboard video. can give you options when the main video card is out for repairs or what not ;)
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Old December 29, 2010, 12:43 AM
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Thanks for your input!

I've chosen - Mobo - GA 880GA UD3H ( Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H AMD880G ATX AM3 DDR3 3PCIE 2-WAY CrossFireX GBLAN SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - DirectCanada)
- GPU - Gigabyte 6850 ( Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 775MHZ 1GB 4.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini DisplayPort HDMI PCI-E Video Card - DirectCanada)

Based off of your post. I'm liking it so far, though I am skeptical of that case. Probably because I have never heard of it before :S .

Any other changes to this build needed?

Edit : I just saw the inside of that case. Dang that's sexy lol. It's also about $20 cheaper than the Antec 300. I will investigate further :)

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Old December 29, 2010, 01:41 AM
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looking good. now use something like this : Results for GA-880GA-UD3H, Canada Post Comparison Shopper or GA-880GA-UD3H - Price comparison - Canada's Cheapest Prices

and find out the best price + shipping (free if possible) you can get.

for exemple direct canda, if you get to 300 bucks before taxes etc? shipping is free. so the mobo plus the video card and a dvdrw and youre there

the case is very nice, loses a bit in terms of cooling vs others but its way classier, and i find it more silent with the solid door.
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