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Please advise if this build will work AMD around 600

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December 29, 2009 1:50:53 AM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:next couple of weeks
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, school work

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: .newegg.com,

PARTS PREFERENCES: amd

OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 20 inch

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:Minor games like ages of empire and wow mostly rpgs.


PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ... - Retail


Case:Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Mother board: GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100296HDMI Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor Model HDZ550WFGIBOX

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

Burner LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50

I think I did the build set up correctly, but wanted to double check before pulled trigger. I was looking at faster cpu and gpu but with the games I play it did not make sense to go up to the x4 or higher gpu. Any advise is welcomed.
December 29, 2009 5:57:36 AM

Generally looks good. Did you need an OS too??
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December 29, 2009 6:22:38 AM

No a friend of mine will get windows 7 for me cheap since his in enrolled in college now.
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December 29, 2009 6:31:56 AM

Here's an example of a build w/o the OS:
CPU - $179 shipped! AMD PhII x2 550 BE w/Asus mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


GPU - $115 shipped!!
XFX HD-477A-YDFC Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - $94 shipped!!
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - $55 shipped!!
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 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...

Case/PSU combo - $100 shipped!!
Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Burner - $41 shipped!! Comes with software to read/burn DVD's!!!
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total build - $587!!
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December 30, 2009 8:47:31 PM

Thanks will make adjustment w/ new combos
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