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Budget AMD Gaming Rig

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

BUDGET RANGE: $600

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming-Aion, watching TV

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, keyboard, sound, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE: Newegg.com

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI: No


Hey guys...
Could you help me with my build,or advise to make it better here it is.Well upgrade Memory later to 4g....

Thermaltake Litepower W0294RU 500W ATX12V 2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Thermaltake SopranoRS VG7000BWS Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.275413

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151187

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136098

HIS H485FM512H Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161297

Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148163

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103681

GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128376


Thank you for your help..
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  1. Best answer
    This is what I would make with a $600 budget (though I ran $34 over, or $24 including rebate, can probably shave an additional $15 by using lesser but still good ram if you are that concerned about the budget, and for I think it was close to $20 more there was a combo with the CPU with a different mobo that had Crossfire)

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM : $31
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151187

    Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail : $110 (just a personal preference as I had 2 thermaltake PSU's blow out on me)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129024

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive : $55
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    HIS H577F1GDG Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail : $160
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161306

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail : $90 (can easily swap for cheaper ram if your worried about budget without taking much of a hit in performance)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276

    AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - Retail : $120
    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail : $80
    Combo discount -$10, Mail in -$10, Total combo price $178
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.272066

    Subtotal: $634.94
    After rebate: $624.94

    BTW shipping isn't all that bad as the big heavy case/psu has free shipping. (and for refernce shipping just the thermaltake case and PSU cost me $25 to ship that alone so I saved $30 that way, so it adds up quick)
  2. The above build can easily be brought under budget by swapping the 5770 for a 5750.

    SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $129.99

    Do you also need a monitor?
  3. Wow thank you both for your help..ok 2 question do i really need a

    SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102859

    or could i use..
    HIS H485FM512H Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161297

    ok..memory could i use
    Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AA800 - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148163

    And yes i do need a Monitor..19 would be good...guess a good cheap one..lol
  4. Plus would i need to buy extra fans for the case..or it has good air flow.
  5. So the monitor is included in the $600 budget? Yes you could use the 4850 if you're just getting a 19" monitor and need to save the $30. The specs on that Crucial RAM are pretty poor. CAS 6 DDR2 800 RAM is not impressive. The build recommended by assasin32 requires DDR3 RAM.

    What OS will you be using? It's pretty weird to see 2GB on a new build. I know you said you would upgrade to 4GB, but a 2x2GB setup is much better than a 4x1GB setup if there's any way to swing it.
  6. Adding in the monitor to the $600 budget, changes things a bit

    AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103688

    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392

    Mushkin XP 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146871&cm_re=mushkin_ddr3_1600-_-20-146-871-_-Product

    ASUS EAH5750/2DIS/1GD5 Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121351&cm_re=radeon_5750-_-14-121-351-_-Product

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&Tpk=f3%20500gb

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341016

    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    Plus a monitor.
  7. Ok guys how does this look...

    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151187

    Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129024

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    HIS H485FM512H Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161297

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276

    AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Retail
    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.272066

    this does look better..thank you for your help guys..heard good reviews on the HIS H485FM512H Radeon HD 4850..it should play Aion ok.if not i'll have to upgrade it later..Anymore info would be awesome:)
  8. shortstuff_mt said:
    So the monitor is included in the $600 budget? Yes you could use the 4850 if you're just getting a 19" monitor and need to save the $30. The specs on that Crucial RAM are pretty poor. CAS 6 DDR2 800 RAM is not impressive. The build recommended by assasin32 requires DDR3 RAM.

    What OS will you be using? It's pretty weird to see 2GB on a new build. I know you said you would upgrade to 4GB, but a 2x2GB setup is much better than a 4x1GB setup if there's any way to swing it.



    My bad did not read the spec on the memory..your right bud.Well this paycheck getting the Pc..Next week the monitor if i have to..just want a good computer...always can borrow one...lol
  9. Looks, good, but my understanding was that the monitor had to be included in the budget, and you've already blown the $600 max with just the above parts.

    Edit: nvm, you answered this while I was posting.
  10. Here's a decent 22" monitor for cheap and with free shipping:

    Hanns·G Hi-221DPB Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail $149.99
  11. shortstuff_mt said:
    Here's a decent 22" monitor for cheap and with free shipping:

    Hanns·G Hi-221DPB Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail $149.99



    looks like a good one...OS i'll be running is Vista Home Premiun 32bit..is that ok?
  12. Ok I'm going for the

    SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102859

    lol i'll buy

    Hanns·G Hi-221DPB Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254035


    next payday:)..you guys rock..so pumped to get the new rig:)..Wow well all these goodies fit in the case..lol
  13. You won't get to use all 4GB of RAM with a 32-bit OS. Do you already have the OS? Windows 7 official release date is this Thursday. You can also get Windows 7 for $30 if you happen to be a student.

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $109.99

    or

    www.win741.com
  14. shortstuff_mt said:
    You won't get to use all 4GB of RAM with a 32-bit OS. Do you already have the OS? Windows 7 official release date is this Thursday. You can also get Windows 7 for $30 if you happen to be a student.

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM $109.99

    or

    www.win741.com



    wow that sucks..Thought it went up to 4g..guess i'll have to wait for windows 7 next week ..but it can run vista 32 still right?
  15. Yes, it will run with no issues, it just doesn't quite take full advantage of your hardware.
  16. I just bought a full gaming setup from NewEgg I think anyone would be proud of.
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820231277
    $87.99
    . 1 AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor Model HDZ550WFGIBOX - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819103680
    $102.00
    . 1 HIS H467QS1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814161287
    $74.99
    . 1 RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEBP 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811156098
    $79.99
    . 1 Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136358
    $54.99
    . 1 ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813131402 $119.00 All this was Get this!$492.95 Plus both cores can be unlocked who ya.Plus later you can ad stuff and sell your old to the less forunate.All and all I think i did my homework.O ya I have a copy of window 3.1 I can use on this.LOL.Tell me if you think I screwed up.Going with 7 mabey
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