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Budget Gaming PC Partial Build

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September 8, 2009 8:14:35 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Already Purchased
BUDGET RANGE: $662 Shipped

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming; web surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Video Card (Reusing old 7600GS for now), OS (Using Windows 7)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: NEWEGG

PARTS PREFERENCES:

GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail
OCZ Vendetta 92mm Ball CPU Cooler - Retail51362123
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM
HP 24X Multiformat DVD Writer Black SATA Model 1260i - Retail


OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just want to see if I need to return anything and what your comments are on how I could have done better. I am reusing an old video card (PNY 7600GS) until I have the cash to buy a new 4890.

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September 8, 2009 8:31:29 PM

Everything looks fine, you MAY do a bit better on some parts like your hard drive, is it really necessary to get a "Green" 500gb? Go for a 640gb Caviar black instead.
As for your 4890, why not wait for the 5xxx series? They are just around the corner.

Have fun with your build.
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September 8, 2009 8:33:46 PM

stevensl2 said:
Everything looks fine, you MAY do a bit better on some parts like your hard drive, is it really necessary to get a "Green" 500gb? Go for a 640gb Caviar black instead.
As for your 4890, why not wait for the 5xxx series? They are just around the corner.

Have fun with your build.


I got that hard drive because it was the cheapest 500gb that had 32mb cache and 7200rpm at the time.

It was a price issue more than anything.

I will get the 640gb Caviar Black most likely when I get more cash and run a two hd system.


Good advice on waiting for the 5xxx series.

I realize my videocard is a huge bottleneck for my system.

Should I go ahead and buy a better card for 50$ as a stop gap?
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September 8, 2009 8:38:38 PM

get the samsung f3 500 gb it beats most drives to a pulp speed wise
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September 9, 2009 12:12:22 AM

Since I think I need to wait on the 5870 to come out. Should I pick up a cheap video card as a midway point between my old 7600 GS and the 5870?

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September 9, 2009 12:19:23 AM

Um ... NO, Don't get one now as the new HD5xxx is due to be released like let's say Oct. 10th, 2009 .

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