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Approximately $800 gaming rig

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January 6, 2010 11:02:27 PM

Hey guys this will be my first ever build as I am new to building custom systems. From what I have gathered, I tried to build a pc that will last me awhile and put this together:

pc case- $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard- $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video card- $164.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory- $93.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU- $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply- $69.99 (25 mail in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive- $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive- $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS- Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium $104.99

Total comes to $818.92
Again I am new to building computers and this will be a gaming rig. Please, if there are compatibility issues or improvements/changes I can make to increase on performance or save money, let me know. Thanks guys, I appreciate your help.
January 7, 2010 2:44:46 PM

This is what I'd do. Mostly same stuff except for a few things to cut costs. No point in getting Ripjaws 1600mhz unless you overclock. It will NOT run at that speed by default. The cpu is cheaper than the other on your list, and has same cache & stuff except for core speed. However, this cpu is 95W and cooler.

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LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



$26.99

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Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811133094
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant


$59.99
$49.99

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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



$54.99

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ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131603
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$5.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card13-131-603

$84.99
$79.99

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POWERCOLOR AX5770 1GBD5-PPG Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card

POWERCOLOR AX5770 1GBD5-PPG Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814131327
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy

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Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan

The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info14-131-327.0.18)

* 1 year: $19.99
* 2 year: $35.99

-$5.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate14-131-327

$159.99
$154.99

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OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply

OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341022
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant
$25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card17-341-022

$84.99
$74.99

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OCZ Gold Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G10664GK

OCZ Gold Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G10664GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227346
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

-$10.00 Instant


$89.99
$79.99

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AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX925WFGIBOX

AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX925WFGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103656
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



$140.99

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Return Policy



$104.99

Subtotal: $767.91
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January 7, 2010 6:09:30 PM

Cool, thanks man. This helped a ton. I'm probably going to order the parts within the next week or so and then I'll get building. Can't wait to see the look on my friend's face when he comes over for our gaming night. Thanks for the pro tips and money saving options, I really appreciate it.
January 7, 2010 6:53:08 PM
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