Building a PC $500 - 800

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: March 2010

BUDGET RANGE: up to 800 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: light gaming (e.g. SIMS), surfing the internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor and OS - I think

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: I don't really have a preference, but either of these will do - newegg.com, ncix.com

PARTS PREFERENCES:

OVERCLOCKING: No

CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050 or 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like a quiet pc and a tower that aesthetically pleasing
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  1. Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

    Maybe this configuration can help you.

    CPU $ 98.99 Here
    MOBO $ 178.99 Here
    RAM $ 108.99 Here
    GPU $ 134.99 Here
    HDD $ 54.99 Here
    PSU $ 99.99 Here
    CASE $ 109.98 Here

    Total: $786.92
  2. Here is a config...
    CPU + Mobo
    Phenom II 945 + Gigabyte 790XTA - USB 3.0 + SATA 6GB/s
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.335030

    RAM
    Corsair 4GB DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145263

    Graphics card
    HD 5770 - This card will satisfy your gaming needs without any issues...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.320995

    HDD + PSU
    Samsung F3 500GB + OCZ 600W - The above mobo and this PSU will allow for Crossfire in case you want to...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.328613

    DVD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    CASE - There are so many cases which are aesthetically pleasing...but personal preferences vary...If you want clean and subtle looking cases, then surely the Lian-Li's...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112238
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112235

    Total - ~$744 | $719 Including rebates...
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