New AMD BUDGET BUILD

Hey guys i plan on building a new system for gaming/burning dvds, i would like to play most games atleast at medium settings, i don't plan on overclocking much, but would like to leave that option open. tell me what u guys think and btw i have a $650 budget. Thanks

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Xtreme Design w/ GPU NOS, DX10.1, DDR3 1800 OC $ 99.99

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - Retail $99.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $69.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3 $77.99

XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card $119

XCLIO Coolbox Advanced Fully Black Finish 0.5mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $59.99

PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS370X 370W ATX12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply$ 44.99

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

$26.99

total= 597.94
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  1. If you could use this format that would be helpful
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    Dont get the 500GB WD Caviar Black, get the Seagate 500GB 12 series drive or the 500GB Samsung F3.

    If you link to your parts it would be helpful, that 370 watt PSU should be enough but it would be a little close.
  2. get the samsung f3 500gb hdd and a stronger power supply like the ocz or corsair or pc power an cooling 500watts
  3. Sorry about my format, I'm new to the website. thanks for your suggestion.
  4. Defitely go with the seagate or samsung hard drives as suggested

    the xfx 4850 has a good cooler but is very expensive for a 4850 . Other models are $90 and have the exact same performance .

    Id spend some of the money you save on a stronger psu . 450 w +

    can you link us to the RAM you have selected? Not all ram is created equal and we may be able to help find higher quality items
  5. Thanks for your suggestions here's the link

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231190
  6. julio87 said:
    Thanks for your suggestions here's the link

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231190



    That RAM has 9-9-9-24 timings . Thats a measure of how many of those MHz it takes to find and transfer a bit of stored data . Lower is better with RAM timings , and so is lower voltage

    Id pay a little more for
    Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220333

    which has lower 7-7-7-20 timings for $83.99
  7. try this psu, its' only 5 dollars more, but has 420 watts.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703017

    get the seagate 7200.12 hard drive.
  8. OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227320

    The timings are how many clock cycles it takes to access data, so if something has CL 7 versus 8 it takes one less cycle to access the data. Latency is much more important than speed.
  9. Ok Thanks for your help guys this is what ill be building

    ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail \
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131398&Tpk=ASUS%20M4A785TD-V

    AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103680&Tpk=AMD%20Phenom%20II%20X2%20550%20Black%20Edition%20Callisto

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220333

    SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824

    XCLIO Coolbox Advanced
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811103021&Tpk=XCLIO%20Coolbox%20Advanced

    CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008

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


    So what do u guys think?
  10. you can also get this mobo. i'm gonna use it in my htpc build next week
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130233

    rest looks good. have you thought about the cpu cooler? i love my Scythe Mugen 2. good cooler is important especially if you plan to overclock. i find amd stock coolers to be too loud.

    thermal paste?
  11. Well I'm not going to be OCing right off the bat, so I'll buy a cpu cooler later on. as for the thermal paste got some @ home. That is a nice board though now got me thinking
  12. If you plan on OCing it later on, I'd get the cooler now. Otherwise you end up having to pull things apart to swap the new cooler for the stock.
  13. True, but I'm almost over budget with shipping and all.
  14. Ok $602.49 after ship less MIR :p
  15. Thanks for your suggestions Batuchka, do you think the x3 will be a better choice than the 550?
    I will mostly be using this comp for starcraft/starcraft2 (when it comes out), uploading, and downloading 3+GB files, Streaming and burning movies, was also hoping i could use PC as htpc so i can connect it to my 32" LCD through HDMI
  16. X3 > the 550. That's a nice combo with that PSU.
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