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Need Advice On Building a Budget Gaming PC

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December 21, 2009 6:52:15 PM

What I'm really looking for here is some replies entailing details on cheaper, more cost effective deals that anyone knows about (preferably under $600, if not $700), as well as if there are any problems in compatibility in the parts below:

RAIDMAX SIRIUS ATX-701WB Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HIS H487Q1GH Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
$174.99 (159.99 after mail-in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
$18.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

hec HEC500TEWX 500W ATX12V Ver2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - OEM
$54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Gold Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G10664GK - Retail
$74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Tuniq CR-T120-EX-BK 120mm Magnetic Fluid Dynamic Bearing Tower 120 Extreme CPU Cooler - Retail
$59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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...
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Combo Price: $193.99 (178.99 after mail-in rebate)

Basically, I need help in determining if there are any better deals for a gaming computer under $700, such as if there are any combos I don't know about. Please tell me if there are any compatibility problems in this selection. I'm fairly new to this forum, and I am new to building computers.

I do not need a mouse, but if there is a good deal for a monitor please let me know.

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December 21, 2009 6:54:13 PM

By the way, the total cost is $679.19 after shipping and mail-in rebates.
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December 21, 2009 7:08:19 PM

That CPU cooler is horribly overpriced and just not worth it. Get a cheaper, but still good one like the Cooler Master 212 for example.

You can save some more by getting a 785 chipset, which is roughly equal if you don't intend to add a second GPU.

Use some of the money saved to get a good PSU (aka big brand name). 500W is plenty, but make certain to get a good brand like Antec, Corsair or OCZ.

DDR3-1066 is significantly slower than 1333 and the price gap is small.

Other than that, keep an eye out for combo deals.
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December 21, 2009 7:14:56 PM

The only additional recommendations I have to lower the price would be to wait and buy a HSF later.

You could also get a cheaper case. The Antec Two Hundred would save you $10.

This is a cheaper mobo/CPU combo: Phenom X2 550 and ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO for $179. Not cheaper after rebate. I would look into some combos with the X4 550 though. This would be a little cheaper, and still an excellent CPU.
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December 21, 2009 7:25:28 PM

all im getting with the x4 550 is a type of printer XD
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December 21, 2009 8:39:43 PM

What about an O/S ? When you build a system like this don't you have to add another $100-$125 for the O/S?
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December 21, 2009 9:49:35 PM

I have a disc for windows xp somewhere, and my dad is planning on getting windows 7.
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