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Building Gaming/Low-End CAD Machine - $600

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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!

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    December 5, 2009 6:25:54 PM
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    Since u have a nice discrete GPU a suggestion ^^
    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...


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    December 6, 2009 10:05:33 PM


    Thanks Much, Batuch. Bought everything in your first suggestion, except the HD.
    December 7, 2009 3:09:06 AM

    Happy building and you are welcomed ^^
    !