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500ish build

Ok can any1 suggest any part changes or a case for this build?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Before Christmas BUDGET RANGE: 500ish After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (mainly MW2, Darkfall, oblivion, fallout 3, Assassin's Creed 2, Borderlands.. basically most new games) Blender/ 3d max/Zbrush ... Im fine with playing most games with medium-high settings....

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com basically any sites that have good prices... COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES:
HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725050GLA360 (0A35415) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822145215
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$5.00 Instant


$59.99
$54.99


ASUS M3A78-EM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131324


-$4.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card13-131-324

$78.99
$74.99



POWERCOLOR AX4770 512MD5-M Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card


$109.99


G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231166
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

$90.99

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX250OCGQBOX

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX250OCGQBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103681

$67.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade - Retail
Item #: N82E16832116713
Return Policy: Software Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant


$119.99
$109.99

Subtotal: $508.94

Picture:

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: OC maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680 X 1050


need suggestions on a case + PSU
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  1. Did you already buy the stuff listed? Because frankly, half of the parts you chose are all wrong.

    DO NOT BUILD A DDR2 BUILD!!! This tech is on its last foot, and is not worth it. You can get a DDR3 build for the same price. Switch the mobo for an ASUS M4A79XTD EVO ($120 on Newegg). Pick up a set of G.Skill's Eco RAM (DDR3 1333 CAS Latency 7). This is $98 dollars for a 4 GB set.

    Next the HDD. Switch it for a Samsung Spinpoint F3. The is the best drive available and is an extremely good value. It's the same price as the Hitachi, but loads faster and quieter.

    Third, you CANNOT use an upgrade OS for a new computer. You need the Windows 7 Home Premium OEM. It's the same price.

    Look into an Antec 300 case for $55. This is high quality and fairly cheap. If that's a little too expensive, there are usually some Antec cases that come with Antec PSUs.

    For the PSU, you'll need at least 450W, 550W to be sure to expand later. Get it from a major brand (Antec, Corsair, OCZ).

    To lower the price, make sure to look for combos of these parts (or similiar).

    EDIT: Added links.
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  3. no i havent bought the parts yet cause i always ask for a 2nd opinion on anything electronic lol.

    i like batuchkas build with the spinpoint HD... . could i go with only 2 gigs of ram now and expand later if needed?
  4. Ya sure you can ^^
  5. would this case be viable? it compines a PSU with the case with a price less than the combined price of a seperate case + PSU u suggested batuchka and it has 500W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147129

    and madadmiral, they have run out of stock on that HD, though i may be able to get it through another site... batuchka wat do u suggest for a 500gb HD?
  6. A good substitute if you must have it now, is the Seagate 7200.12. It's the same as the Samsung, just the previous version (7200.11) had quite a bit of trouble. Can't speak for the current one though. I haven't really looked anywhere else, but you can check TigerDirect.com or ZipZoomFly.com.

    I'm not sure about that PSU. Generally, the reason it's suggested to get a case and PSU separate is the PSU in those are usually crap. I'd recommend sticking to getting on separate.
  7. hmm the seagate 7200.12 reviews arent looking good... i think i mite buy the samsung 1 from amazon....

    I would personally like to get a cheap PSU and case so thats y i was considering that case. could u suggest a cheap combo that is near its price?
  8. A dependable PSU is seen as a very good investment so not worth cutting corners as a blown PSU may take out other hardware...
  9. ok final decisions are thus:
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    + for a harddrive this: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SATA-Hard-Drive-HD502HJ/dp/B002J65AHQ
  10. Only suggestion I have is if you can spare an extra $30 is to pick up an HD 5750 instead of the 4770. The 5750 will have slightly better performance and be more future proof with its DirectX 11 support.

    To make up the difference, check to see if there are any combos with Windows 7 (or in general). A few weeks ago, there were an incredible amount of combos for it (usually $20-25 off).

    Another money saver requires you to be a college student. If you are (or know one), you can get Windows 7 for $30. Check it out here: http://www.win741.com/.

    EDIT: All you really need is a valid university email address.
  11. anymore suggestions? also for a montior, wat should i be looking for?
  12. new with 5750 added:

    have not added HD which remains the same... any1 wanna suggest a better monitor?

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    Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
    1

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7

    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W Power Supply compatible with core i7
    Item #:N82E16817341016
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$25.00 Instant
    $25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $89.99
    $64.99
    1

    Rosewill R223-P-BK 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Rosewill R223-P-BK Black Computer Case
    Item #:N82E16811147109
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $29.99
    1

    SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C

    SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C
    Item #:N82E16827151192
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $26.99
    1

    ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

    ASRock M3A770DE ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #:N82E16813157176
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $59.99
    1

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
    Item #:N82E16820231278
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $109.99
    1

    AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX250OCGQBOX

    AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor
    Item #:N82E16819103681
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    $67.00
    1

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Return Policy

    SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5750 100284L Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814102859
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    -$15.00 Combo
    $249.98
    $229.98
    1

    OCZ Diesel 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBDSL4G

    OCZ Diesel 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive
    Item #:N82E16820227331
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    $13.99
    Grand Total: $588.93
  13. need suggestions for keyboard/mouse/speakers...
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