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Need advice on a budget gaming pc

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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    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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

    ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboar

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

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    Sony Optiarc DVD Burner

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  2. Obsidian shoots...he scores!
  3. 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=N82E16813128411

    VS

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131603
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Best answer selected by jchambles.
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