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1st build hopefully ~$800

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February 2, 2010 12:43:30 AM

1st-thank you for helping me!
2nd-I don't know too much about computers
3rd-I will be playing (almost exclusivley) orange box and gmod, also internet junkie.


NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

XFX HD-577A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

Sony Optiarc Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1678A - OEM
Item #: N82E16827131061

Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ... - Retail

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

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

COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail

Subtotal: $770.91

Other thoughts:

TV reccomendations? (like 22" and ~2 HDMIs)

Have a mouse, need a keyboard. Have software.

Looking for ideas on how to make this more efficient, anything im doing wrong, etc. And please give a rank as far as overall. i.e. 8.7/10

More about : 1st build 800

February 2, 2010 1:04:13 AM

antec 300: 59.99

mobo gigabyte: 109.99

CPU AMD 955:165.99
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

HDD: samsung f3: 54.99

RAM: 4 gb G skill: 108.99

GPU 5770: 169.99

ODD: sony optaric: 18.99

PSU antec BP 550: 64.99

some aftermarket cooler; 40-50$

no idea on the monitor, bu like my viewsonic VX2240w 1680x1050 monitor- also play orange box on it- amazing!