New rig

hey guys im new here and im want to ask what do you think about this new rig (prices are of im not a gamer but i want to play good games lika gta 4, prototype, by the way my budget is arround 800-900 dlls:

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

MSI 790X-G45 AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

Palit NE3TS25NFHD52 GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Diablotek PHD Series PHD550 550W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply

Antec P183 Black Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  1. Here's is a pretty good build for <$600. You can substitute the CPU for a the Athlon II x4 620 (same $) or even upgrade to a PhII x4 955 for $65 more. Or you can upgrade the GPU to a 5770 for an additional ~$50-70 more. You can decide what you might want to do.

    Here's an example of a build w/o the OS:
    CPU - $179 shipped! AMD PhII x2 550 BE w/Asus mobo

    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

    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

    HD - $55 shipped!!
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    Case/PSU combo - $100 shipped!!
    Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail

    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

    Total build - $587!!
  2. ok very thx guys but i think that i will keep the antec p183 and the 1tb HDD because i had to make a backup of 367gb of music and 158gb of videos so i have 1 more question for you:
    500w or 550w?
  3. the antec 500 is better then the diablotec 550
  4. With a $800-$900 budget, and assuming you don't mind spending that much.... I would suggest going with a 955

    But like lunyone stated, if $900 is your hard limit, and you would rather save than spending the whole budget, then you could definitely pick up AMD's entry quadcore x4 620 or a x3 720, which has an extra (guaranteed) core over the CPU you listed but a higher clock speed than a x4 620.

    I can't recommend a MOBO without knowing if you plan on overclocking, do you want to run SLI/CFX in the future, or if usb 3.0 and sata "3.0" are important features to you.

    The video card you chose is good for the money, but if you want something with newer technology, is energy efficient, and comes recommended by many home brewers in this forum (including myself), look into a 5770.

    When deciding on your RAM, it is important to look at the cas latency and timings. Tighter (smaller) timings should be your aim.
    These have nice timings with a low voltage, which is good if you want to save energy or if you plan on overclocking.

    The reason the previous HDD was suggested is not because of the 500gb, rather that the spinpoint f3 is an incredibly fast HDD. The 1 tb spinpoint f3s are out of stock, but the 7200.12 is a good alternative.
    You can just buy the 7200.12 itself, but the link I provided comes with a free dock.

    I don't blame you for stickign with the p183... it's a nice case. 500w is fine for a single 5770 (card I listed), you might want to consider going higher if you plan on a crossfire setup in the future. The important thing to consider here is that paying premium or more for a better psu is a wise investment. Diablotek makes crappy, generic PSUs. Look into the good psu brands: corsair, antec, pc power and cooling, seasonic, enermax, etc.
    ocz is a popular budget brand, but if I were you and had extra money, I wouldn't hesitate to go corsair or enermax (my personal favorites).
  5. vznoobie12 you are the men you are very much help for me and.. in new year! im from mexico (sorry for the bad english) and im going with my friend tomorrow, he has an account in and the products come to his house.

    By the way my dad was seeing that i was make a computer in a white sheet and he want to make his own rig with a budget of $400 and watching on i make a configuration with him and he took an amd, sempron (36dlls) and reading, i discovar that i can unlock a second core, really it doesnt matter really much, because my dad only uses his computer for writing and rarely edit photography, but not pro just for hobbie we used to had an old pentium 4 1.8ghz with (for fun) adobe photoshop cs3 so you will recomend me a configuration of $400 please?
  6. SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

    Antec New Solution NSK3480 Black/ Silver 0.8mm cold-rolled steel construction MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case 380W Power

    AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor

    . OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model

    ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

  7. BSOD!!!! FTW!! thx but he wants a 80gb hdd and a 16¨ monitor!! he is selfish and fool so he want that specifications im sorry for being so annoying and for the bad english bot.. this is all my best effort
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