Solved Building Gaming/Low-End CAD Machine - $600 Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: December 7, 2009 3:09 AM in Systems Share sicuro December 5, 2009 5:22:39 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Dec 2009 - Jan 2010 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Photoshop work such as Illustrator, Map Design and so forth). PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Graphics Card (GPU - Currently have a nice PCI-E Card), Power Supply (PSU), DVD-R Drive. PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com! Free Shipping is always nice but, you know if you can end up shaving (yes shaving not saving) some off the end price by going to another site, that is lovely. PARTS PREFERENCES: CoolerMaster Corsair OVERCLOCKING: Nope. MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is part of tecmo34's guide, sorta. I liked the setup but, changed some things out like the Case. CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail HSF: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail This Heat Sink and Fan are out of stock, so I would like to know which alternative to buy. HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive PSU: Antec earthwatts EA430 430W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail GPU: XFX HD-465X-YAF2 Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail DVD: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM Operating System: AMicrosoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders Right now the price is $535.94 without the HeatSink Fan. So if someone could please give me a new build or tweak the one above, I would be happy. Thanks! More about : building gaming low end cad machine 600 Best solution batuchka December 5, 2009 6:25:54 PM Since u have a nice discrete GPU a suggestion ^^ sicuro December 5, 2009 8:10:10 PM Oh I am so so sorry! I really did mean to post my current GPU and PSU. What is on there now was a placeholder and I guess I missed it when I previewed the message as a whole. MY PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I have two GPU so here you go: Gaming (which serves me well): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CAD Work (currently in my work station, I doubt I will be switching it out but, I am posting it anyways): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Related resources $500 CAD Machine - Forum 600 $ CAD Budget gaming PC build questions. - Forum CAD Machine - $ 600 for the start - Forum First time PC build for CAD and gaming - Forum Building CAD Stations, Need Input - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer batuchka December 6, 2009 3:47:26 AM Hmm then this for a $20 top up? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... sicuro December 6, 2009 10:05:33 PM Thanks Much, Batuch. Bought everything in your first suggestion, except the HD. batuchka December 7, 2009 3:09:06 AM Happy building and you are welcomed ^^ Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumtecmo34's guide ForumBuilding 3D CAD Computer ForumCAD build , £1000 - advice appreciated ForumIvy Bridge First Gaming Build Version 2.0 $1400-$1900 CAD Forum[New build ] CAD /Modeling/Gaming rig ForumHomebuild for 3ds max/ cad professional....but i'm not! ForumHelp me config CAD workstation for 3.5k ForumBuilding my 1st machine (long post) w/ questions ForumHelp with a sub $ 600 Gaming / CAD Build ForumAdvice on CAD build ForumBuilding a gaming rig (~$ 600 CAD to spend, already have videocard) ForumBuilding an $1000 Dollar gaming PC Forum$600 budget ForumGaming PC build *updated* ForumNeed a gaming computer under $600-700 More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !