Need help on Budget build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week (November 20-30) BUDGET RANGE: 500$ Before and after rebates and shipping (No more than 530!)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Games(World of warcraft. Cs, Left 4 dead 2), youtube, movies, internet, school

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.Newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD with Any name brand motherboard and 4 gigs of ram

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE:Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Unknown

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: First build would like all name brand stuff if at all possible and i hope i can build a decent gaming setup.
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  1. We really need to know what resolution your monitor runs at in order to offer good advice for a gaming computer. Without knowing that info, here's a build that comes in right around your budget:

    Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129070&cm_re=antec_two-_-11-129-070-_-Product

    Antec Basiq BP430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.2 Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371023

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.285167 $79.90 (CPU + Case combo)

    AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103687

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231180

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.286541 $145.99 (CPU + RAM combo)

    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392&cm_re=gigabyte_770-_-13-128-392-_-Product $79.99 - $10.00 MIR

    SAMSUNG HD502HJ 500GB SATA 3.0 7200 RPM 16MB Buffer Hard Drive Retail
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10011016&prodlist=celebros $54.99

    Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030&cm_re=sony_24x_sata-_-27-118-030-_-Product $31.99

    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&cm_re=5750-_-14-102-859-_-Product $144.99

    Total - $537.85 - $10.00 MIR
  2. +1 for above build, except for the Basiq, which stinks. I know its a combo but i just hate them, they always die on me. Try one of Antec's earthpower series, or for a little extra cash, the corsair ones.
  3. I agree. The only reason I used the Basiq PSU was to get the build at the target budget. The Corsair 400CX would be a nice PSU for a little more money.

    CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail $49.99 - $10 MIR

    It's very hard to put together a decent build at that budget.
  4. Quote:
    It's very hard to put together a decent build at that budget


    Yeah, but its fun!
  5. Wouldn't the 4850 be better for pure gaming needs than a 5750?
  6. The 5750 is an all-around better GPU. In addition to supporting DX11, it also outperforms the 4850 in nearly every game while at the same time running cooler/quieter and consuming less power.

    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3658&p=1
  7. shortstuff_mt said:
    The 5750 is an all-around better GPU. In addition to supporting DX11, it also outperforms the 4850 in nearly every game while at the same time running cooler/quieter and consuming less power.

    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3658&p=1


    Thanks for the link!
  8. my resolutio currently is 1024x768
  9. I like the specs but could i get some more posts?
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