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Less than $600 computer. help

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October 25, 2009 12:04:21 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: long term "project". i should say

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers [i only need the INSIDE of the computer]

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: intel, nvdia, [good brands]

OVERCLOCKING: Arghh idk what that is.. Ill go with No, im bearly starting out

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900+


Heres what I have so far:

Intel E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz Dual-Core -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... --$67

Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... --$53

Corsair XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM 800 (PC2 6400) -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... --$123

Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... --$48

Video Card -- ??

Sunbeam 750W psu-- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -- $76

Antec 300 Case -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -- $60

ZALMAN 120mm CPU Cooler -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... --$67

Budget: less than $600

Any suggestions on what to keep or lose?

For the video card, I was thinking of going with nVidia but its expensive.. What I'm looking for in a video card is playing games like Combat Arms, Counter-Strike etc..

OS: I'd like windows vista 64bit home premium, ill probably get that at costco =P

Thanks!

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October 25, 2009 1:17:15 AM

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz
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GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3
Combo Price: $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ Special Ops Urban Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600mhz CL8 - $87.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER RC-690
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Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB
Combo Price: $99.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

MSI R4850-2D1G OC Radeon HD 4850 1GB - $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W - $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner Bulk Black SATA - $28.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand Total:* $571.93 (before $40 MIR's :)  )


Try to get Windows 7 if you can.
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October 25, 2009 1:58:44 AM

andreax3 said:
PARTS PREFERENCES: intel, nvdia, [good brands]


At your price point, Intel and Nvidia are simply not competitive, the GPU and CPU suggested by build will destroy the E5200 with a similarly priced Nvidia card, the GTS 250.
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October 25, 2009 2:48:22 AM

Build has given you a better list for sure. Right now it's AMD for lower budget builds.

You need a good PSU, not a large one. I think you can trim this down closer to your budget though.

Win7 and X2 545
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Foxconn 780G board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 1066 DDR2 RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ 500W SXS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The famous 690 + WD Caviar Black deal
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Optical drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire 4670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

After rebates that's going to be about $600.

That gives you a nice case and hard drive, an adequate PSU capable of handling a video card upgrade, and a CPU and motherboard that are adequate. The motherboard can take a better CPU when you can afford one.

You do not need a CPU cooler to start. The cooler that ships with the CPU is OK.

The video card will do fine at your resolution.
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October 25, 2009 5:47:03 PM

thanks guys...
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