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September 21, 2009 8:16:55 PM

Hello, just a question, as per what the title suggests, i'm looking for a Build that is cost effective but will fit an matx case, it also has to let me game but not with the most superior graphics, i've been looking but all i see is very limited, am i just looking in the wrong places. Is it still a viable option to go with the 775 socket, or should i try and go with the i5.

Cooler Master case - 44.99

ASRock Mobo - 97.49

CPU dual core E5300 - 75.99

Ram GSkill 4x1gb ddr2-800 - 80.99 - I have a 64 bit OS.

GPU ATI 4650 512mb - 58.99

PSU Do i need a Matx ps, or can a regular 1 fit.

I have everything else.

Thank you, i would like some advice if you could spare it about Matx.

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September 21, 2009 9:14:46 PM

save some money and get 2 x2 gig of ram

Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $57

the g43 mb is a good choice if you are using the onboard gfx , but since you have a gfx card as well you may as well use
since the performance will be the same

Spend the money you save on those items to get a better gfx card
Ideally a 4770 but maybe a 4670

It looks like the cae can fit an atx psu

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September 21, 2009 9:16:24 PM

If your budget is that low, then an I5 rig is not an option. It's gonna have to be either Intel C2D or alternatively you can go for an AMD Phenom II build. Something like this:

AMD Phenom II X2 545 Callisto 3.0GHz $96.99

ASRock A780GMH/128M AM2+/AM3 $76.99

Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 $56.99

This Phenom II build would perform better overall, and cheaper too.

What games do you play and what resolution is your monitor?

A regular PSU will fit in an mATX case.

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September 21, 2009 9:27:16 PM

I have an LG 22" i play 1680x1050, but sometimes i play on a 40" lcd tv, which is why i need a space saver.

As for games its just WoW, Unreal Tourn, NWN2, and maybe a few others, there is no top notch gaming to be had. use to play fallout 3.
September 21, 2009 9:56:40 PM

I recommend Build's AM3 build. Do you need a hard drive or DVD for your system? You don't list those components or if you already have them. As for a hard drive, I recommend the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB hard drive. It is a great price and faster than the WD Blacks.
February 6, 2010 1:57:24 PM

Best answer selected by beruli.