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Building my first Gaming/Home use PC on a budget

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November 25, 2009 2:17:43 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: After X-Mas

BUDGET RANGE: $800.00

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming and surfing.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Logitech G7 mouse and Dell 20" and Acer 17" LCD's

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Been looking at both Tiger Direct and Newegg mostly. No preference.

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I dont need the bling. I just want to be able to watch Blu-rays on it and play Counterstrike and Half Life 2. Will be using for an all around entertainment machine.
a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2009 3:00:07 AM

^+1
Or even this...

CPU + Mobo
X3 720 + Gigabyte 790GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

OS + Case with PSU -
WIN 7 + Antec Sonata III 500W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Graphic card - That HD 4890 that batuchka listed is a very good one...Or this is - A good DirectX 11 card that still would suffice for your needs
HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - I would go with a more faster HDD -
Samsung F3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

BD - If you need one...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2009 3:52:35 AM

^ Why would you want to buy a LGA 775 based CPU when its at EOL...
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a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2009 6:34:01 PM

That combo doesn't impress me. I don't see why you would build around AM2+ and DDR2 RAM. It also uses a slow "Green" drive.

My work blocks the images that batuchka posts, so I can't see what he recommended. An AM3 build that uses DDR3 RAM would be the best in your price range. gkay09's suggestions are good.
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