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400$ Light gaming build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Roughly next week BUDGET RANGE: 350-450 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Light gaming (L4D, CS:S), Browsing web, Multitasking (Anti-Virus, Frostwire, Internet)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, monitor, speakers, graphics card (8800 GS 384MB), PSU (PC Power and Cooling 370 w/ +12v@27A) DVD Drive, OS (sorry)

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: Newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD X3 720 or any good AMD for usage, AM3 mobo, DDR3 ram if possible

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Window preferred, good cooling yet quiet.
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    i have something thats 455

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227298

    ASUS M4A785-M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G
    AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.273369

    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.259589.11-119-077

    with 20 mir so that 435 then

    i forgot the dvd drive if u have an extra that would be good otherwise have to downgrade the hd and cpu
  2. I bumped my budget up a bit to around 470. Just trying not to hit the 500 mark
    check this out.

    RAIDMAX SMILODON
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156063

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

    Phenom II X3 720 2.8Ghz + GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392

    450 after MIRs.

    Did I forget anything?
    I feel like I am for some reason..
    Gonna pull the DVD from my PC right now.
  3. moikie said:
    I bumped my budget up a bit to around 470. Just trying not to hit the 500 mark
    check this out.

    RAIDMAX SMILODON
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156063

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

    Phenom II X3 720 2.8Ghz + GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392

    450 after MIRs.

    Did I forget anything?
    I feel like I am for some reason..
    Gonna pull the DVD from my PC right now.

    a decent GPU.
  4. btw, the last link points to a GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 alone, I hope you didn't calculated that as both...
  5. here http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-272540_13_0.html you can find a nice build for about 400 before mir, try to play with it, maybe you can get your build with a ati4670 gpu in it.
  6. daggs said:
    here http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/page-272540_13_0.html you can find a nice build for about 400 before mir, try to play with it, maybe you can get your build with a ati4670 gpu in it.



    I actually added up the bundle with the mobo and CPU. Also like in my intro I'm going to be using my 8800GS with this build. Thanks for the responses.
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