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$600-700 build need some help on parts/critique

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August 9, 2009 5:43:59 PM

MSI 770-C45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX + OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W
Combo Price: $129.98

Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $79
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 300 $60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

whats a good cheap optical drive? i saw all the samsung were gone and i'd rather not wait. is there another good one or another site?

for hardrive i want 640-750 gb pref 750 as more space is better but 640 can suffice as well

for the videocard i was thinking a 4850

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for monitor Hanns·G Hi-221DPB Black 22" 5ms

is that monitor any good? i havent heard of that brand but its cheap....

Mostly going to be used for 3d modeling, photoshop and gaming. thanks
August 9, 2009 5:53:16 PM

For that resolution monitor a 4850 will give you medium-high on most games but you need a 4870/GTX260 for high on all.

For a hard drive consider the 640GB caviar black,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This combo will give you a good motherboard, a great processor, and tons of graphics power to work with
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
For about the same as a 945, the MSI 770 board, and a 4870.

Any sata burner that burns the types that you want should do, the differences arent a ton.
August 9, 2009 6:23:42 PM

"whats a good cheap optical drive? i saw all the samsung were gone and i'd rather not wait. is there another good one or another site? "

My first choice is Samsung. My very close second choice is LG. For me, it mostly depends on availability. If I am home in the States: Samsung. In Saudi Arabia, no one where I live carries Samsung. I buy LG there.
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August 9, 2009 6:53:18 PM

jsc said:
"whats a good cheap optical drive? i saw all the samsung were gone and i'd rather not wait. is there another good one or another site? "

My first choice is Samsung. My very close second choice is LG. For me, it mostly depends on availability. If I am home in the States: Samsung. In Saudi Arabia, no one where I live carries Samsung. I buy LG there.


lg is fine for a bit better sony are at agood price
August 10, 2009 7:39:32 AM

hunter315 said:
For that resolution monitor a 4850 will give you medium-high on most games but you need a 4870/GTX260 for high on all.

For a hard drive consider the 640GB caviar black,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This combo will give you a good motherboard, a great processor, and tons of graphics power to work with
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
For about the same as a 945, the MSI 770 board, and a 4870.

Any sata burner that burns the types that you want should do, the differences arent a ton.


although that combo looks nice i think it would put me over my budget. And I don't think I need all that power as well.

how does this setup look instead?

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

are there any good combos for the budget/midrange computer?
August 10, 2009 8:15:35 AM

It's all pretty good except for the CPU. I would get a 550 minimum or a better yet a 720... You can combo the MOBO with the PSU. Also, it looks like you forgot RAM:
OCZ Flex EX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Enhanced Bandwidth Desktop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 10, 2009 9:14:08 PM

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM$29.99

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Reta $59.95

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM$64.99

Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retai $159.99

XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $109.99

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM$6.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ - Retail$74.

AMD Phenom II X3 710 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor Model HDX710WFGIBOX - Retail $99.00

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
MSI 770-C45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail COMBO $129.98

$735.87 TOTAL

How does this look? Monitor good? and actually i think i need a cheap cheap keyboard and mouse



August 10, 2009 9:23:43 PM

I have a doubt with the monitors you chose acer and hanns g because they aren't that good. I would think Samsung or Asus would be a better choice. Newegg sells some good asus for cheap price.
August 10, 2009 10:28:34 PM

i see. well i was thinking that one was pretty decent because its a top seller and had a Winner of Customer Choice Award - LCD Monitors thing.

can you recommend a specifc samsung or asus monitor??
August 10, 2009 10:31:12 PM

For 3d modeling you really want more than an athlon II 245, its not going to perform nearly as well as a phenom II would, and the quad core would do a lot better.
August 11, 2009 12:04:35 AM

yeah i figured....i made the switch to an AMD Phenom II X3 710 so it should be pretty good. thanks though
August 11, 2009 2:12:50 AM

any idea on the monitor though?
August 11, 2009 3:08:14 AM

thanks for the suggestion but i hate those type of resolution monitors. sure theyre nice for movies but id rather have a less extremem widescreen for normal viewing stuff
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