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January 16, 2010 4:28:46 AM

Hello all.
Im ready to do a build and have about $400 to 500 to spend.
I will be pretty strict on the cost as I am layed off and am not real sure when I will return to work.
I have a Dell Optiplex GX260 that I plan to use some parts from, case(mid tower), monitor(new HP 2009m wide screen), power supply(new 650w)
keyboard, mouse. If I can get away with it I would also keep my hd and 2 optical drives but I dont know if I can because Im pretty sure they are IDE.
If they are usable, please let me know, it would save me a bit which I could use to upgrade some of the other listed components.

Current Drives: HDD WDC WD400BB-23FJA0
Optical Drive NEC NR-7900A (24x/10x/40x CD-RW)
Optical Drive Lite-On LTN486 48x Max (48x CD-ROM)

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: over the 2 weeks
BUDGET RANGE: 400 to 500/ After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming(rfactor, delta force black hawk down, wings over vietnam), surfing, streaming videos

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tiger direct
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD based)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
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GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #:GA-MA770T-UD3P
Item #:N82E16813128392

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

$69.99 after MIR

SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 512MB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Model #:100287VGAL
Item #:N82E16814102871
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$99.99 -$5.00 Instant $94.99

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX - Retail
Model #:ADX620WFGIBOX
Item #:N82E16819103706
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$99.00

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Item #:N82E16820231277
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$93.99




Total $367.97
Will I be missing the cabling?

This is the best I can do at this time financially, and suggested changes or noted incompatibilities would be greatly appreciated.
Thanx in advance,
Jeff

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January 16, 2010 4:16:01 PM

Thanx for the info, zip.
I wanted to use my old drive because I already have xp on it, but It came with the puter.
If I will need to buy software, then I will upgrade the HDD as well.
For a price point of $100 or less, any solid recomendations as far as a GPU?
And I did change my newegg wish list to reflect a retail version of the same MB, and also
the Athlon II X4 620.
Everything is compatible then?
What about OCing with this MB/ CPU combo?
Thanx in advance for anyone offering any advice.
Jeff
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January 17, 2010 12:01:50 AM

Updated to reflect suggestions,
please let me know how this looks.

POWERCOLOR AX4850 512MD3-PH Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Model #:AX4850 512MD3-PH
Item #:N82E16814131162
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Note (Add14-131-162)

$99.99 6.98 Shipping

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #:GA-MA770T-UD3P
Item #:N82E16813128392
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card13-128-392

69.99 after rebates $7.65 Shipping

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
Model #:o CZ500MXSP
Item #:N82E16817341016
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card17-341-016

49.99 after rebates

AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model ADX620WFGIBOX - Retail
Model #:ADX620WFGIBOX
Item #:N82E16819103706
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock

$99.00

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Item #:N82E16820231277
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$93.99

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

$54.99


$462.00 Total
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January 17, 2010 3:07:19 PM

Thanx again, zip.

I'll probably start buying the parts this week, but in a series of purchases.
MOBO and CPU will probably be the first.
Trying to get away with as tight a budget as possible.
Would the ram be a candidate for downgrading or would that be a bottleneck for this build if I went with something else?
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January 20, 2010 1:02:41 PM

thanx man,
Ive decided to stick with the ddr3 1600
I went ahead and ordered the corsair 550 watt power supply, the 650 watt I got off ebay has me worried now that Ive researched a bit more.
This a great forum, lots f experienced helpful people.
Appreciate the help zipzoomflyhigh.
Jeff
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January 28, 2010 3:52:00 PM

Ok gents.
Here is my build, all parts ordered and on the way.
Please tell me what you think.
I will upgrade the GPU as funds allow, still laid off.
I figure this system will be upgrade proof for a few years to come.
Opinions very welcome
And thank you to all that offered thier opinions and advice!!
Jeff

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD322HJ 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:HD322HJ
Item #:N82E16822152096


CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
Model #:CMPSU-550VX
Item #:N82E16817139004

GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Model #:GA-MA770T-UD3P
Item #:N82E16813128392

SAPPHIRE 100296HDMI Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Model #:100296HDMI
Item #:N82E16814102855

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Processor Model HDZ550WFGIBOX - Retail
Model #:HDZ550WFGIBOX
Item #:N82E16819103680

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Retail
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Item #:N82E16820231277

NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Model #:GAMA-001BK
Item #:N82E16811146061

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support - Retail
Model #:iHAS424-98
Item #:N82E16827106335

Subtotal: $527.92
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January 28, 2010 4:33:45 PM

Best answer selected by jhandley.
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