Help With First Build

bustapr

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Ok heres the deal, my dad's gonna give me $800 to make him a decent gaming pc. This will be my first build after pc build classes 2 years ago. And i'll get $300 from him if it plays good. So here are some ideas on what i should buy(all from tigerdirect):

 

bustapr

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Mobo-Asus P5Q Motherboard $130
Graphics-XFX Radeon HD 4850 Video Card - 512MB DDR3 $450
PSU-Corsair TX650W 650-Watt Power Supply $90
Hard Drive-Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB Hard Drive $90
Optical-Sony BDU-X10S Internal Blu-ray Disc™ BD-ROM Drive and DVD-ROM $100
RAM-Corsair 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 $30
Proccesor-Q8300 / 2.50ghz $190
Case- ATX alienware clone case at home
Cooler Master X Dream 4 CPU Cooling Fan $15
Sound onbard
 

IzzyCraft

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Seagate>WD in speed compaired drives built at the same time why would you use such an old drive.
Does he like rip dvd's to his computer most poeple never go over 300gb unless they store massive amounts of movies and shows on their computer
500gb seagate 7200.12 Cheaper too
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

Graphics-XFX Radeon HD 4850 Video Card - 512MB DDR3 $450
450 for that card? i assume you ment to put two? How big is your monitor i suggest a single very powerful gpu over and sli/crossfile any day of the week the performance is more consistant.

24 and under for monitor single gpu i would swear by it + sli and crossfile relays off a decent cpu to carry it which 450 is a budget breaker

at 450
280 at $349.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143145
4870 at $249.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121291

Quad if he wants to play newest of the new games and RTS heavy object games i'd get a E8500 or even a E8600 w.e it's price is if he just plays fps all day that are a bit aged.

I'd consider to get some better ram sticks
 

xthekidx

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Because Seagate has proven to be very unreliable recently, no one really knows how well the firmware will fare on the .12 drives yet, but on the .11 drives they were a complete disaster. WD is very reliable and the platter density of that drive I suggested is very high, it will be quite fast.
 

Helloworld_98

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Never get 775, it's a dead socket but intel fanboys have a connection with denying that.

Get him a AMD 720 BE based pc, with an am3 board and ddr3 ram if you can get it into your price range.