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November 18, 2009 8:03:16 PM

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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November 18, 2009 8:26:36 PM

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=N82E168...

Antec Basiq BP430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.2 Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $145.99 (CPU + RAM combo)

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $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?Product... $54.99

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $144.99

Total - $537.85 - $10.00 MIR
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November 18, 2009 8:48:26 PM

+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.
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November 18, 2009 8:57:23 PM

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It's very hard to put together a decent build at that budget


Yeah, but its fun!
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November 18, 2009 9:23:09 PM

Wouldn't the 4850 be better for pure gaming needs than a 5750?
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November 18, 2009 10:22:48 PM

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!
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November 18, 2009 10:30:48 PM

my resolutio currently is 1024x768
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November 18, 2009 10:32:31 PM

I like the specs but could i get some more posts?
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