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$700+/- Light Gaming PC

Last response: in Systems
December 15, 2009 4:21:47 AM

Hello everyone.
Last time I built a system was around 5 years ago, and I definitely need a new system.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Two to four weeks from now. Also depends on deals or availability of items

BUDGET RANGE: 500-700 Before Rebates (Lower the better and would not mind if budget goes over a bit)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Light coding (Visual studios, SQL, etc), Gaming (Not intense), Movies, Internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, Speakers, OS, Keyboard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:, Fry's or any other reputable place is okay.


PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel Core I5 with P55 mobo with 22~23" LCD


MONITOR RESOLUTION: Currently 1280x1024. Hope to get a 1900+ with this build or later depending on budget.


I would definitely want a quiet PC

The initial budget was intended for the system only, but I would probably need a new monitor.

As for games, I don't plan on running intensive games such as crysis or fallout etc.
Games I'm thinking on running on this system would be mass effect, Diablo 3, and Mass effect 2.

I already have Windows 7 Pro (both x64 and x86). I just have to decide on which one to use. (Recommendations please!)

List of Parts I'm considering:

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz (199.99)

SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB ($164.99)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA ($54.99)

Parts like mobo, RAM, and PSU seems to largely depend on the entire build, so I really couldn't get a hang of what to look for.


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December 15, 2009 1:12:37 PM

Corsair 550 --$69 after MIR.. or the 450 when it becomes available again.