Who will take on this Epic Quest to build a comp under 900$


Dec 22, 2008
Umm hi guys, I've had my Celeron D Dell computer for awhile now and I seriously need a computer change... I can't run any of the new games that's coming out, so I figured it's time for a change. This is my first time building a computer... and I really don't know much about it eithere... I've read about it in many places but still don't know which parts to choose. Anyway I am sorry if I am not putting any build on here but as I said I just don't know WHAT TO CHOOSE.
Anyway I am thinking about an Phenom 2 build... Can you help me?
I am going to buy from Newegg so things from there would be nice :sweat:.
Oh yeah one thing I need to be able to run for sure is games like Assasins Creed, empire total war, and GTA 4 on max, I really get irritated when I can't run games at full settings >_>. Also it's not really required but I would like it if it had a decent enough sound card. So please take on this quest PLEASE!
do you need a monitor /keybord/mouse or are you using the ones you have ?

whats its resolution?

You probably wont need a sound card . Most MB's have decent onboard sound these days . At least as good as cheap sound cards anyway
Phenom 720 + GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H $240.99

2x2 gb G Skill 1066 MHz Ram $52.99

WD 640 Gb black $79.99

XFX Radeon 4870 1 gig $239.99

Vista premium 64 bit $99.99

Corsair 650 TX $94.99

Antec 300 $59.95

which adds up to a shade under $869 not counting shipping or mail in rebates
which gives you $31 for the dvd drive .
Cant seem to find the CPU in xthekid's list...
The mobo, RAM, the cooler, case and the optical drive are very gud...
But a 550W PSU will not be enuf if he adds another card in crossfire setup...he will need atleast a 700W PSU...so as to avoid upgrading his PSU when he adds another card...
So u can get any one of the PSUs


or better one


Better to invest $30 more now than buying a new $90 PSU later...
But if u are not planning to crossfire at all, then stick with the PSU thekid has given...

As for the graphics card, mayb for $5 more u can get the 4870 1GB...
xthekid mayb u were looking at this combo...

1. ASUS EAH4870 DK TOP/HTDI/512MD5 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

2. AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX - Retail

1. ASUS EAH4870DKTOP/HTDI512: $194.99

2. AMD HDZ940XCGIBOX: $219.00

Combo Discount: -$40.00
Combo Price: $373.99
$30.00 Mail-In Rebate

Then go wit this combo...looks the ASUS has better GPU cooler...


Oct 13, 2006
heheh, I ordered the linked combo on Monday, Im gonna throw it all together (I got an ASRock board a couple weeks ago) tomorrow morning and let the good times roll :D