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January 10, 2010 8:49:21 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2-4 weeks
BUDGET RANGE: 600-800

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming/ internet/ movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard/mouse/speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or whatever else works

Country of origin USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I was thinking AMD processor past that i'm like clay and can be molded

OVERCLOCKING: probably not

My goal is to build something inexpensive that I can continually upgrade when needed and when i have some extra cash.

Thanks in advance for your comments.

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January 10, 2010 9:19:45 PM

XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboar

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core

OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Sony Optiarc DVD Burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$762.88
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a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2010 1:14:36 AM

Obsidian shoots...he scores!
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January 11, 2010 6:09:45 PM

I like what you put down. I do have a question though. What is the virtue of using a motherboard without integrated graphics opposed to using one with. Keeping in mind I would still want to use a good graphics card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

VS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the one you suggested.

I guess i'm mainly asking if i were to use one with integrated graphics would I still be able to use a good video card or would it be recomended that i don't.
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January 11, 2010 6:14:28 PM

You can use whatever graphics card you want with either motherboard. I guess you just have to ask yourself if it's worth paying for an onboard GPU that you won't be using. The answer is yes to some people. They justify the price difference by saying you still have a functional system even if your graphics card dies.
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January 11, 2010 6:23:13 PM

I tend to think it is worthwhile insurance, especially with an AMD IGP which is actually competent to play some games, even if on low settings.

An alternative would be to buy a spare low-end video card, but I don't think that makes as much sense.
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January 21, 2010 8:00:32 PM

Best answer selected by jchambles.
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