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Building a PC $500 - 800

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February 9, 2010 3:05:21 AM

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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February 9, 2010 3:52:11 AM

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
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February 9, 2010 4:06:00 AM

Here is a config...
CPU + Mobo
Phenom II 945 + Gigabyte 790XTA - USB 3.0 + SATA 6GB/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM
Corsair 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics card
HD 5770 - This card will satisfy your gaming needs without any issues...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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?Ite...

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

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

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