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March 14, 2009 7:22:55 PM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This month probably. BUDGET RANGE: 600-750 usd

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, then movies and surfing the web

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard,mouse, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: really doesnt matter to me

OVERCLOCKING: maby SLI OR CROSSFIRE: would help to know what that meant

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1366 x 768

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i'll mainly use it for playing games and watching anime,i play wow, cs:s and l4d so i would like it to run those games at the highest settings with at least 30fps , i would like the graphics card to have an hdmi port on it so i can plug it into my hdtv, but other than that the rest doesnt matter to me, just want to get the best i can for my price range, i dont multi-task much i usually have a game or photoshop running along side the internet thats about it.

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March 14, 2009 7:44:44 PM

just found this build, http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-e5200-rad... will that work for what i need it cause that is a really good price, again i wont be playing games like crysis, left 4 dead would probably be the best graphic game i run on this other than that i will be using my ps3,
March 14, 2009 8:13:42 PM

That will do what you want but you're probably going to want to overclock the E5200.

Additionally, prices on some of those parts have gone down since the article was written (most notably the 4870) so you might be able to invest in maybe an E8400 depending on how far you want to stretch your budget.
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March 14, 2009 8:38:24 PM

Ok here ya go. Punch that cpu to 3.5GHz @ 1333 fsb (10.5 x 333) and your good to go. :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.95
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 ($49.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 Free Shipping*
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $24.99 ($19.99 after $5.00 Mail-In Rebate)
XIGMATEK HDT-S963 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $8.49
XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $164.99 ($154.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
HIS Hightech H487FN512P Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99 Free Shipping*
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... $79.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $24.99 Free Shipping*
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 Free Shipping*
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $6.99
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

Total: $790.34 (not including shipping and rebates)

Here's a decent monitor worth taking a look at. It has good response times and it's on the cheap right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99 ($149.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 5000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail
March 14, 2009 11:39:29 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... LG DVD Drive $22
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... WD 640GD HD $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Antec 300 Case $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PC Power 500W $75 - $25MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Asus 780v Motherboard $75
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... AMD 720BE $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Xigma CPU Cooler $36 - $10MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 9800GT $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 4GB DDR2 800 $45 - $20 MIR

$625 - $60 MIR + tax + shipping

Given your budet, at the resolution your monitor supports this will be a very fast system. You'll have no problem playing Crysis or any other game on high. If you want a faster GPU though, the 1GB Sapphire 4870 is $190, but other than that, I don't think anything in between would really be worth it.
March 15, 2009 9:55:36 AM

+1 to MyKc build nice and will last a while
March 15, 2009 1:33:43 PM

Buy a Xbox360 or a PS3. You won´t probably play full throttle with this rig since you added the monitor and accessories
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