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Building cheap gaming computer, need suggestions

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August 22, 2008 4:38:18 AM

CP1-AM2-4600 :: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Processor ADO4600DOBOX - 2.40GHz, 1MB Cache, 1000MHz (2000 MT/s) FSB, Brisbane, Dual-Core, Retail, Socket AM2, Processor with Fan
In Stock $59.99

A455-2352 :: Asus M2A-VM-HDMI Motherboard - AMD 690G, Socket AM2, mATX, Audio, Video, DVI, HDMI, PCI Express, Gigabit LAN, USB 2.0, Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID (2.6 lbs)
In Stock $79.99

C13-6082 :: Corsair Dual Channel TWINX 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB) (0.1 lbs)
In Stock $86.99

TSD-500H3 :: Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM (1.55 lbs)
In Stock $64.99

D15-9060 :: Diablotek 7.1 Tremor Digital Optical Sound Card (0.3 lbs)
In Stock $24.99

L12-1162 OEM :: Lite-On IHAS120-08 Internal Super AllWrite SATA DVD Writer - OEM, 20x DVD±R, 8x, DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 12x DVD-RAM, 48x CD-R, 32x CD-RW (1.9 lbs)
In Stock $24.99

L23-6636 :: Logitech G5 Laser Gaming Mouse (1.05 lbs)
In Stock $49.99

L23-7236 :: Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard (4.05 lbs)
In Stock $59.99

P56-8810 :: PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - Performance Edition, 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDCP, Video Card (1.55 lbs)
In Stock $119.99

TC3J-2358 :: Diablotek CPA-901 Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with Ultra LS600 600-Watt Power Supply $79.99


TOTAL= 718.01

My cousin has a LCD monitor that he will give me, I dont know anything about it though.

I also have Windows XP Home Edition SP2

This is my first time building a computer, but my cousin and my dad helped me, and they have experience. I need some other opinions though.

PS: I am shopping at tigerdirect.com
August 22, 2008 5:15:58 AM

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec 300 $60
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec BP550 $60 (modular 550W)
MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Biostar TF720 ATX $70 (can run SLI with onboard)
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AM2 X2 4050e 2.1GHz $60 (can upgrade to Phenom X3, or X4 later)
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4GB DDR2 800 A-Data $74
HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(same as you listed)
DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$24 OEM SATA 20x DVDR/RW burner
Vid: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$120 (same card you listed)(comes with free game)
Sound: (not really needed but here ya go) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$34 (better quality)
KBD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(same) $59
Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$35 (cheaper, with more options)

Total: $661 + S&H (not counting MIR, or combo/specials)(yes I rounded up to the nearest $)
August 22, 2008 5:21:10 AM

BTW that mouse is almost the exact same except without the adjustable weights and a 400 lower DPI, also the G5 is $35 after mail in rebate on newegg. So if you can buy from newegg, get the G5. (ordred mine and it'll be coming on monday :D )
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August 22, 2008 6:13:52 AM

So I added all the stuff you suggested, and upgraded to a AMD Phenom X3 and its about 100 dollars cheaper than on tigerdirect, I think I will be using newegg :) .
August 22, 2008 6:26:54 AM

BTW Newegg has a better return policy.
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