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[NEW SYSTEM BUILD] $600 Gaming PC

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May 20, 2009 10:14:12 PM

PPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within a week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, movies, web

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: I need everything, monitor, os, keyboard and mouse, included in the budget

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: doesn't matter

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe a little bit

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I just need a decent build that'll run WoW at low/med settings.




PARTS:

Rosewill ATX Mid tower case and Rosewill 430w PSU combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$70

Gigabyte EP43 mobo and Intel pentium E5200 combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$140

EVGA 9500 GT 1g ddr2 pcie 2.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$70

Gskill 2 X 1gb ddr2 800 ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$30

Western Digital 320 gb hdd and vista premium 64 bit combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$130

LG Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$24

AS5 thermal compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$9

Logitech keyboard and mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$13

Hannsg 19" WS monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$120


Ok, so feedback, opinions?

I'll probably get an aftermarker cpu cooler like artic freezer 7, in a few weeks.

And the total comes down to $617 including shipping.
I've got enough to push a little over $700, but I'd like to keep it as low as I can.
a b 4 Gaming
May 20, 2009 10:31:33 PM

I would just download the 64-bit Windows 7 RC and use it for now so you can put a little more money into the core components of your computer. Rosewill PSU's are a very bad idea. The 9500GT is a pretty slow GPU. You wouldn't be happy with your gaming experience with just 2GB of RAM either.

Here's a build that comes in around your budget with some upgraded parts:

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...

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $139.98

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

Antec earthwatts EA430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $94.94

SAPPHIRE 100265HDMI 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... $89.99 - $10.00 MIR

G.SKILL HK 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

WESTERN DIGITAL WD3200AAKS 320GB SATA 7200 RPM 16MB Hard Drive
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $51.99

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $23.99

Logitech 967973-0403 Black 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Standard Deluxe 250 Desktop - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $12.99

Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99

Total - $613.86 - $10.00 MIR
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May 20, 2009 10:54:58 PM

Cuz i couldn't fine one that isn't sold out :)  on newegg atleast
May 20, 2009 11:05:22 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
I would just download the 64-bit Windows 7 RC and use it for now so you can put a little more money into the core components of your computer. Rosewill PSU's are a very bad idea. The 9500GT is a pretty slow GPU. You wouldn't be happy with your gaming experience with just 2GB of RAM either.

Here's a build that comes in around your budget with some upgraded parts:

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...

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $139.98

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

Antec earthwatts EA430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $94.94

SAPPHIRE 100265HDMI 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... $89.99 - $10.00 MIR

G.SKILL HK 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

WESTERN DIGITAL WD3200AAKS 320GB SATA 7200 RPM 16MB Hard Drive
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product... $51.99

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $23.99

Logitech 967973-0403 Black 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Standard Deluxe 250 Desktop - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $12.99

Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 2500:1 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99

Total - $613.86 - $10.00 MIR





How would I get windows 7?
do I just download it, burn it to a disk, and use that on my new comp on the first boot up?
May 21, 2009 12:58:23 AM

shortstuff_mt said:
Yes, you can download it here:

http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/Windows-7/download.asp...

You then burn the ISO image to a DVD and install it on your new computer. It is good until March, 2010. After that you'll have to buy a full copy and do a re-install of the OS.


It lasts until June; you are just forced to restart your computer every 2 hours starting at March (obviously to encourage you to buy the OS by then; Microsoft needs high initial sales of Win7).

Although for long raids and whatnot in WoW, that can get very inconvenient very quickly (also, is the compatibility ok with WoW on Win7? You might want to check that first, before biting the bullet).
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