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February 8, 2010 4:46:20 PM

Hey everyone. I want to build a new gaming pc and the budget is somewhere around $600

What i dont need:
Monitor
Keyboard
Mouse
Graphics Card
Case

I dont know if i wanna go with AMD or Intel, but i did some looking around and i found somethings but cant make up my mind. I just need some input or recommendations.

This is what i got so far:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

or

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

Thank you for your inputs and recommendations in advance


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a b 4 Gaming
February 8, 2010 4:55:09 PM

HDD/PSU: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 GB and OCZ ModXStream 700W $95 after rebate
Optical: Cheapest SATA DVD burner $25
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
OS: Windows 7 $105 (didn't list as not needed...)

All of that totals: $340. That leaves $260 for the CPU and mobo. That means the i5-750 is out of range. In that case, I would go with the Phenom II X4 955 and Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H for $256 after rebate.

If Windows 7 is not needed, either of those combos would be good. To be honest, I'm not seeing much of a difference, so get the cheaper one.
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February 9, 2010 11:33:16 PM

Hey Mad thanks for you reply. I went with your advice and got the AMD Phenom II X4 955 and the G.Skill Ripjaws RAM and the OCZ ModXStream 700W. I added:

So this is what i got:

Motherboard: ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
Case: NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W
Windows 7 Home 64 bit

All ended up under $700 after mail in rebate.

Let me know what you think, btw im using my old EVGA 8800gt 512mb akimbo
Thank you in advance
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February 9, 2010 11:44:27 PM

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a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2010 12:57:04 AM

Looks good except the WD. The Samsung is not only cheaper, but also faster, quieter and cooler. It's just all around better.
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February 10, 2010 5:15:47 PM

MadAdmiral said:
Looks good except the WD. The Samsung is not only cheaper, but also faster, quieter and cooler. It's just all around better.


crap i ordered the WD 1TB Black already for 99.99 with free shipping. Is there a huge difference in the speed, noise and temp? Is it worth the time and shipping back fee to get the Samsung?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2010 5:16:44 PM

Not a huge difference, but just a little. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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