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First build, advice please.
Dec 20, 2009, 7:52 PM
Was originally planning to build one over the summer, but I was too busy, so here's what I have now:
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Week
BUDGET RANGE: 600-700
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, regular use(internet and such)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:neweegg, zipzoomfly
PARTS PREFERENCES:no preference
OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
320GB WD HDD
500w OCZ PSU
4GB DDR3 RAM
Phenom II X3 720
Gigabyte AM3 AMD 790GX mobo
Not sure about which case to get. I was thinking about getting it from microcenter so I can actually see it.
Also, Zipzoomfly has a 4890 for the same price as the 5770, would that be worth looking into?
Dec 21, 2009
first build advice please
Dec 20, 2009, 8:23 PM
take a look at this system:
i think that thats pretty good
and stick to the 5770 if you want future proofness, and if you want a little more performance get the 4890.
Dec 20, 2009, 9:54 PM
Those parts are slightly pricier. Would rather not spend any more money, but thanks.
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Dec 20, 2009, 9:58 PM
it only cost 681$ after mail in rebates, isnt that in your 600-700$ budget.
Dec 20, 2009, 11:55 PM
While you are waiting for your parts, look at this thread:
The first part may stop you from making noobish mistakes.
Dec 21, 2009, 4:26 AM
Alright, sounds helpful.
Are all my parts compatible with each other?
Dec 21, 2009, 11:10 AM
yep, all of your parts are compatible. so are the ones in my build.
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