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February 2, 2009 3:50:17 PM

Ok I have been on here a while asking for help but now I am ready to build but I don't know what to use! should I have AMD or intel? western Digital or seagate? Nivida or ATI? !!

I need a suggested build for under $600 that is able to play COD 4 on a 1024 by 768 screen with at least high graphics I also want to be able to surf the web and do some programming...I know more about software then Hardware. Please HELP! :( 

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February 2, 2009 4:01:57 PM

LOL, I think I'll steal your Yoda icon :) 

I suggest you prefer Western Digital for now, because Seagate has some technical issues.

Between AMD and Intel, probably AMD because your budget is low and AMD is very competitive in that area.

nVidia and ATI - it depends. In your budget area, a HD 4850 is probably the best we can fit. That's an ATI card. There's also the nVidia 9800GTX+, but it's weaker and usually more expensive. If none of these fit, maybe an HD 4830 or at least HD 4670.

Do you have the screen already? What about Windows, speakers, mouse, keyboard, some old DVD burner, hard drives?

Are those American dollars or Canadian?
February 2, 2009 4:02:20 PM

I already have the Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, and DVD drive.
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February 2, 2009 4:03:45 PM

Its Uncle Sam money. and i do not have windows yet. I want that included also. so thats $100 so really everything else for under $500.
February 2, 2009 4:05:11 PM

What about Windows? A copy of Home Premium 64-bit is $100 at Newegg (I'm assuming you're in the USA, btw). It would really help if you have it already or if you qualify for some student discount.

Edit: never mind, I hadn't seen your post above.
February 2, 2009 4:12:53 PM

All right, let's see what we can do with $500 then...

Antec Sonata 3 with 500W PSU $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129024

E7400 $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115206&Tpk=E7400

GA-EP43-DS3L $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128347&Tpk=GA-EP43-DS3L

HD 4850 $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102770

DDR2-800 $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231209

So far it's $500, but I haven't included a HDD yet. Do you have a HDD you could reuse, at least for a while?

February 2, 2009 4:18:27 PM

My build copied from the OP's other thread:

Case: Rosewill Wind Ryder $40
PSU: Antec EA380 $40
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L $80
CPU: Intel E5200 $73 (should easily OC to 3.2GHz+ even on stock cooler)
HDD: WD Caviar SE16 640GB $60
RAM: Crucial 2x2GB DDR2 800 $33
GPU: ASUS (includes free WOW) or HIS HD4670 $70 ($10MIR)
OS: Vista64 HP $100
February 2, 2009 4:27:50 PM

theAnimal said:
My build copied from the OP's other thread:

Case: Rosewill Wind Ryder $40
PSU: Antec EA380 $40
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L $80
CPU: Intel E5200 $73 (should easily OC to 3.2GHz+ even on stock cooler)
HDD: WD Caviar SE16 640GB $60
RAM: Crucial 2x2GB DDR2 800 $33
GPU: ASUS (includes free WOW) or HIS HD4670 $70 ($10MIR)
OS: Vista64 HP $100



Not a bad try at all. I like the bigger HDD.
However, my version has a HD 4850. That's 800 stream processors. The HD 4670 has only 320.


How about that Rosewill Wind Ryder combined with a PC Power & Cooling 500W, for a total of 40+55.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703015


February 2, 2009 4:30:13 PM

Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $72.99

GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99

G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99

G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99

SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 - $10.00 MIR

WESTERN DIGITAL WD3200AAKS 320GB SATA 7200 RPM 16MB Hard Drive
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $49.99

Antec Basiq BP500UB 500W ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99

Antec Three Hundred ATX Computer Case
http://www.buy.com/prod/antec-three-hundred-atx-compute... $53.24

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99

Total - $591.16 - $10 MIR
February 2, 2009 4:41:56 PM

aevm said:
Not a bad try at all. I like the bigger HDD.
However, my version has a HD 4850. That's 800 stream processors. The HD 4670 has only 320.

He's gaming at 10x7.

How about that Rosewill Wind Ryder combined with a PC Power & Cooling 500W, for a total of 40+55.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703015]How about that Rosewill Wind Ryder combined with a PC Power & Cooling 500W, for a total of 40+55.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703015
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Also good.
February 2, 2009 4:43:09 PM

so this is what I am looking at now thanks to you:

Case:

Rosewill Wind Ryder RZLS142A-P YE Dual 120mm Cooling Fans and Mesh Design Front Panel Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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MOBO:

ASUS M3A78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX $79

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Video Card:

SAPPHIRE 100265L Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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CPU:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6400CZBOX - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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Memory:

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL6D-4GBNQ - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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PSU:

PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500 500W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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OS:

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Total (including shipping): $530.11
February 2, 2009 4:44:12 PM

I am not planning on alot of overclocking.
February 2, 2009 4:47:07 PM

Is what I put down good? will it work together? and will I have at least medium or high graphics?
February 2, 2009 4:47:30 PM

micahjamesmesser said:
I am not planning on alot of overclocking.


Don't do it! Once you start you can't stop! :D 

But if you're planning to OC, Intel is the way to go. My E5300 is at 3.45GHz on default Vcore.
February 2, 2009 4:47:45 PM

since I am only using a 1024 by 768 monitor i should be good correct?
February 2, 2009 4:48:43 PM

micahjamesmesser said:
Is what I put down good? will it work together? and will I have at least medium or high graphics?


Yes.
February 2, 2009 4:49:14 PM

lol yeah I thought that might happen. I am only 15 but with knowledge enough to start building. but my parents don't have alot of confidence in me making the correct choices so I need a computer that won't really have any problems...
February 2, 2009 7:54:06 PM

It looks pretty good.

I can't believe you're getting all that for only $530. :) 

You need to add a hard drive, unless you're reusing an older one.
February 2, 2009 7:56:22 PM

yeah I know I already did and it equaled about $570. I agree its pretty good for the price. I have been shopping for about 1 1/2 months.