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November 28, 2009 11:25:35 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 3 weeks BUDGET RANGE: $400-$450 AR

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Just gaming, but I don't need to play Crysis.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, and OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Anywhere.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: FL, US

PARTS PREFERENCES: None

OVERCLOCKING:
Not at this time, but I'd still like to keep the possibility open SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Old monitor that will probably be upgraded sometime later.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I've come up with a parts list from my research so far.

Case Antec Nine Hundred Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window - $60AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply APEVIA ATX-CW500WP4 500W ATX Power Supply- $15 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard/CPU Combo-AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor Model HDZ550WFGIBOX and
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard Combo- $135 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Wireless Adapter-GIGABYTE GN-WP01GS PCI Wireless Adapter- $17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD BurnerLG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner-$31
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RamOCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3OB1600LV4GK -$65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics CardGalaxy GeForce GTS 250 Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, Dual Link DVI, HDMI, HDTV, SLI Ready-$60 AR&cashback
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

Will this graphics card be compatible with my motherboard? I think it takes up two slots, but I'm not sure if my motherboard has two slots for it.
Hard DriveHITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.B HD31000 IDK/7K (0A38016) 1TB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -$65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This brings the total to about $450
Please let me know what you think of this build. It's mainly going to be used for gaming since my laptop and its integrated graphics card won't do anymore. Thanks

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November 28, 2009 11:28:09 AM

Why on earth buy such an expensive case with that build? Get a 300, save some money and spend it in a useful way.

Get a big brand power supply. Corsair if possible. It's the most important component in a system, don't skimp on it.

Other than that, it's a decent budget system.
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November 28, 2009 12:45:16 PM

Thanks. Also, is the Graphics card compatible with this motherboard? I know the card takes up 2 slots, but I wasn't able to tell whether the motherboard had those slots. The wireless adapter also has to fit in a PCI slot, so I just want to make sure there's enough room. Thanks for all your help.
November 28, 2009 1:12:22 PM

As long as a mobo has a PCIex16 slot all/every PCIex16 GPU is good to go Yep it does have PCI slots- you are welcomed
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