$700-$800 Gaming Rig

vito030293

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I am building a computer and I don't know a good motherboard for this system any suggestions on the motherboard or changes to the system would be great.


Case: COOLER MASTER Mid Tower - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz - $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115207

Motherboard:



Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 - $174.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102810



Ram: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $45.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122

Hard drive:Seagate Barracuda 500GB - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395



Power Supply:APEVIA 500W - $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148027

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R - $23.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151176

Wireless Card:Rosewill 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Card/54Mbps - $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166021

 

uhyu

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I have close to the the same budget as you, but I chose to go AMD. I can't really help you with Intels, but you should check out some of my AMD Phenom II builds. They both out perform the Intel Q8300.

*You can change my up some things on my build to fit your budget.*

Phenom II 940:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/262202-31-phenom-build

Phenom II 720:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/262209-31-phenom-build
I'm most likely going with this build because its upgradeable in the future. (waiting for the Phenom X4 AM3 processors)

For people like us (low budget) I think AMD wins.
More Bang for the buck.