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May 19, 2009 7:08:31 PM

Hello I am going to build my first computer and i'm going to try to keep it under 500$ for now, here is my build. This computer will primarily be playing games like far cry 2. what operating system should i use i was thinking about windows vista home premium oem so that way i could keep in in budget or should i go with windows 7 beta? please give suggestions i wont be xfire ing or overclocking. and my last question is this a good build for the price?

Thank you all


Foxconn A7GM-S 2.0 $70

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

AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition $69

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

Crucial 2x1GB DDR2-800 $23

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

Radeon HD 4770 $100

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

Seagate 7200.11 160GB $39

Hard Drive-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sony Optiarc AD-7200S $22

Optical Cd Drive-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Cooler Master 534 $74

Case & PSU-http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...





SOURCE:http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2346482,00.a...
May 19, 2009 11:03:01 PM

Suggestions for an under $500 Intel or AMD build:

Case + PSU + DVD burner combo: - $93
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache - $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sub total: ~ $150

Intel (1) :
E5200 and P43 Combo - $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
RAM: ANY PC6400 or PC8500 with low latency and a good rep -not more than $50,
e.g.: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get a GPU like the 4770, 4850, GTS 250, 4870, GTX 260 (you have ~$150)

Intel (2):
E7400 and GTS 250 - $235 -$10 rebate - $225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
MOBO and RAM:
G41- $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or P45 combo - $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Total: $510

AMD: 720 BE + 790X - $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

- $130 bucks on GPU + RAM
e.g. :
4850 - $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $35
+http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Best deal is the AMD 720 if you can do it and going windows 7, it only works for a $500 budget if you can accept the mail-in rebates.

Otherwise it would be a toss up between the E5200 and the 7750/7850 (personally I would choose the 7850 combo deal here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... - $150, which leaves you with $200 for RAM and GPU

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