First Build: Budget Gaming PC for around $500

Hey guys, I'm starting my first build hopefully by the end of this upcoming week and I would love to get some advice on what to get and if what I'm thinking is compatible. Any suggestions/comments would be greatly appreciated.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within this coming week

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming: Pretty much WoW & CoD MW2, websurfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

OS: Windows 7

Case+Power: Xoxide X-Purity exe edition w/ 580W power supply

CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz


Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD DDR3 Motherboard

Memory: Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB

CD/DVD ROM: Samsung Black 22x

Video Card: HIS H467QS1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3


thanks in advance for your help!
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  1. ^ The setup is fine but is weak on the graphics card though...And at what resolution will you be playing ?
    Maybe a HD 4770 or HD 4850...
    And change the HDD to this...for $5 more, you get 500GB and this is faster than that WD...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

    DVD - Don't buy IDE...but SATA instead...Thinner cable less clutter...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177
  2. And what is the PSU brand ? you wont need 580W...Instead go with Corsai 400CX... can easily handle HD 4770/ 4850/ 5750/ 5770...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139008&Tpk=corsair%20400cx

    And as you will be overclocking, get the X2 240...You can easily get this running at 3GHz...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103688
  3. ^ Good idea...
    @sprite3 like glaex has listed, go with 2GB for now and later on add one more 2GB stick...
    And I would wouldn't suggest that PSU that comes with the case...
    Instead get this...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.304806
  4. 245 and a 4670? you wont be doing a whole lot of gaming on that.

    if you lower settings to bare minimum you may get decent framerates. but icant imagine youll be able to win many MW2 games on that.
    dont mean to sound harsh, but thats just not good. id highly recomend waiting a little longer and spending a little more. if you can get up to a 620/550 proc, with a 5770 gpu, youll be doing well.
  5. wow yeah thats a good deal on that case+psu combo, really worth the extra 10 bucks. i recommended that combo because i personally have that psu and have tortured the crap out of it, but it uses really basic technology and the build quality is just acceptable. both the case and psu gkay09 listed are really high quality, in another league and cheap too, bonus!
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