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December 20, 2009 5:05:19 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next month

BUDGET RANGE: 450-650

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Movies- I want to use this mainly for watching and story 1080p movies, Gaming, Internet browsing,

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor (I'm using my giant HDTV...), speakers, OS, Disk Drive (I'm gonna use old one)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: I do not care. AMD since its cheaper I guess

OVERCLOCKING: some

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not now, maybe in future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: As high as it gets for a 1080p HDTV so i guess that would be 1920x1080?

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm not really sure what I'm doing so don't be hating, I'd like this pc for mainly HD movies and some light gaming almost entirely an entertainment computer, also I'd like to keep it quiet and just slightly blingy with the case

HDD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal HardDrive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case (Maybe this is too much and I have no idea on PSUs)
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU (give me a lot of input on this)
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU (A little Pricey help me out here)
SAPPHIRE 100269HDMI Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dont Know: Motherboard, Ram (4 gb would be nice), Cheap wireless mouse and keyboard, and PSU
December 20, 2009 7:31:48 PM

Please help make this list cheaper as well
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December 20, 2009 8:01:17 PM


The 5770 can handle modern games at high settings at 1900 res. The 425 gives solid performance in modern games, and can handle hd movies easily. The hdd here gives the same performance as the f3, except that its $5 cheaper. There are so many choices for mice, and keyboards that I figured you want to pick that yourself.


AMD Athlon II X3 425 Rana 2.7GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$77


ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$60


Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model CT25664BA1067 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$78 for two sticks


HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$163 -Free Shipping


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$50 -Free Shipping

Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$80 with combo discount

Total = $508
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December 20, 2009 10:03:00 PM

MothMusic said:
The 5770 can handle modern games at high settings at 1900 res. The 425 gives solid performance in modern games, and can handle hd movies easily. The hdd here gives the same performance as the f3, except that its $5 cheaper. There are so many choices for mice, and keyboards that I figured you want to pick that yourself.

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/19-103-726-TS?$S180W$
AMD Athlon II X3 425 Rana 2.7GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$77

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/13-157-176-Z03?$S180W$
ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$60

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/20-148-149-S01?$S180W$
Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model CT25664BA1067 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$78 for two sticks

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/14-161-317-TS?$S180W$
HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$163 -Free Shipping

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/22-148-395-S01?$S180W$
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$50 -Free Shipping

Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/11-129-070-TS?$S180W$
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/17-371-030-TS?$S180W$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$80 with combo discount

Total = $508




Not sure if i trust that motherboard, and I'm not opposed to spending a bit more for a better processor as the computer could have potential future use
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December 20, 2009 10:07:55 PM


AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119 -Free Shipping


GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$80


Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model CT25664BA1067 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$78 for two sticks


HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$163 -Free Shipping


Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$50 -Free Shipping

Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$80 with combo discount

Total = $570
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December 21, 2009 2:44:44 AM

MothMusic said:
http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/19-103-649-S01?$S180W$
AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$119 -Free Shipping

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/13-128-392-TS?$S180W$
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$80

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/20-148-149-S01?$S180W$
Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model CT25664BA1067 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$78 for two sticks

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/14-161-317-TS?$S180W$
HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$163 -Free Shipping

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/22-148-395-S01?$S180W$
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$50 -Free Shipping

Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/11-129-070-TS?$S180W$
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/17-371-030-TS?$S180W$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$80 with combo discount

Total = $570




What about this combo instead?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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December 21, 2009 3:28:32 PM

^+1 for that and the build.

Also, if possible swap out case some thing bigger. I doubt the 5770 will fir in the Antec 200.
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December 21, 2009 5:50:55 PM

Shadow703793 said:
^+1 for that and the build.

Also, if possible swap out case some thing bigger. I doubt the 5770 will fir in the Antec 200.



are you sure? because i already bought the case.....
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December 21, 2009 5:52:39 PM

eljohno1 said:
are you sure? because i already bought the case.....


Don't worry, it will fit.
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December 21, 2009 10:23:13 PM

eljohno1 said:
are you sure? because i already bought the case.....

Yes, it will physically fit, but imo, the case is small.
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December 24, 2009 2:34:11 AM

wahoooo thanks guys, the case and power supply got here today, just waiting for everything else that should be coming in 3 or 4 days
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