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December 22, 2009 12:18:52 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming (L4D2, EVE, MW2, AC2, fallout 3) , 3d modeling(high poly sculpts, low poly models), photoshop

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard/mouse/speakers. speakers:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com/any trusted site

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD preferably
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024+

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Heres what i have:



I'm wondering if i should upgrade the cpu a bit and i need some help on deciding what i should get for a monitor or headphones(already got speakers) also any other suggestions are welcome...
December 22, 2009 12:35:37 AM

if you get the hd5750 you should be able to confortably (not maxed out) game on 1920x1080

i suggest the dell 24-inchers (there are several) which usually can be had for about $190 on sale. Of course these would be the TN panels
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December 22, 2009 2:15:18 AM

Depending on what monitor you get, the 5770 can handle modern games at high settings at a 1900 res comfortably.


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...
$99 -Free shipping


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 2 sticks -Free Shipping


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


Sony Optiarc Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1678A - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$19

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


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$105 -Free Shipping


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

$604
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December 22, 2009 2:16:06 AM

the photoshop stuff is rather minor, so ill stick with the my original cpu... is the 5770 a much bigger improvement than the 5750 to warrant the $20 price jump? and i think ill get 4 gbs of ram so heres the new build:

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1

Linkworld 313-06-C2228 Black/ Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$20.99
1

Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System
$23.99
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
$59.99
1

MSI 24X DVD Burner Black SATA Model DH-24AAS-17 R
$34.99
1

ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
$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
$109.99
1

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX250OCGQBOX
$67.00
1

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
-$5.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$284.98
$264.98
Grand Total: $641.92

+ 54 for the spinpost f3
695
+ S&H 36.02
731.02
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December 22, 2009 2:38:20 AM

taurias said:
avenger ill look into the dells...
but anyways do u think i should upgrade the cpu or is it enough?


The 550 outperforms the 250 in pretty much everything your going to be doing:




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December 22, 2009 2:42:03 AM

lol editted my reply just a second after u posted yours moth....
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December 22, 2009 3:08:20 AM

taurias said:
the photoshop stuff is rather minor, so ill stick with the my original cpu... is the 5770 a much bigger improvement than the 5750 to warrant the $20 price jump? and i think ill get 4 gbs of ram so heres the new build:

Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1

Linkworld 313-06-C2228 Black/ Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$20.99
1

Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System
$23.99
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
$59.99
1

MSI 24X DVD Burner Black SATA Model DH-24AAS-17 R
$34.99
1

ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
$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
$109.99
1

AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX250OCGQBOX
$67.00
1

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
-$5.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$284.98
$264.98
Grand Total: $641.92

+ 54 for the spinpost f3
695
+ S&H 36.02
731.02


Depending on what monitor you get, the GTS 250 can handle modern games at high settings at a 1600 res comfortably. And the GTS 250 is stronger and cheaper than a 5750.


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...
$99 -Free shipping


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 2 sticks -Free Shipping


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


Sony Optiarc Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1678A - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$19

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


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$105 -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...
$55 -Free Shipping


Palit NE3TS25NFHD52 GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$113

Total = $609
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December 22, 2009 3:10:46 AM


The 250 is stonger and cheaper than a 5750:





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