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February 15, 2010 2:29:21 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the month

BUDGET RANGE: $700-800$ if it would make a big difference i can go up to 900

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming mostly, surfing the internet, downloading stuff, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor(http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00...) , OS(windows 7)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: anyplace is fine

PARTS PREFERENCES: don't have any

OVERCLOCKING: most likely not

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: whatever you think will be better

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 (link at top)
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February 15, 2010 4:08:49 AM

Check out the first budget build in this post.

That's where I'd start, that gets you a decent GPU and solid bang for your buck parts all around.

Note that the Samsung hard drive is currently out of stock, get a Seagate 7200.12 500 GB drive instead.
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February 15, 2010 5:47:36 AM

You can do this EZ. Go for amd phenom 2 denob 3.2ghz dual core with an msi evo motherboard, I think its like 69 bucks. Gives u one pcie 16x for a ati cypress pro card that gives u dx11 and will last u a good long time. Will be the biggest investment but the best. Get a 500 gig seagate 7200rpm with whater cd dvd drive u want. Get a 650 watt power supply, take ur pick. Get 4 gigs of crucial or corsair ddr3 1333 ram. Case is up to you but u can't go wrong with the antec 902. I would also pick up a thermaltake duo orb fan for the cpu. And guess what. If u wanna wait for better vid cards the evo has integrated ati 4200 which will play any game on med to high besides crysis etc. I priced this setup to be around 800 on new egg. U don't need quad core. 2 is fine, but if u need 4? U can unlock the other 2 cores with the deneb 3.2 with c3 revision. This is what I'm gonna go for.
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February 15, 2010 6:59:55 AM
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February 15, 2010 8:03:27 AM

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OR, he could get an 5770 by ati. and an i7 by intel!

AMD all the way. Ya a 5770 would save ya some cash
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February 15, 2010 4:42:35 PM

Check this.

ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision Model HDZ555WFGMBOX - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel X25-V SSDSA2MP040G2R5 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-AG - Retail
COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video ... - Retail
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total = $799.92
-30$ MIR

GPU is a little overkill for your monitor but you sure u have the power for Gaming and You could add HDD for storage if want to go $900 or change Mobo to a popular one.
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February 16, 2010 4:01:28 AM

Thanks for the posts guys. However i'm not very computer savvy so i have no idea which of the 2 builds(with the links) i should go with. I now know what overclocking is and will most likely not be doing that so would that make a big difference on the build? Also which of the 2 builds(if not changed) do you guys think would be the better option? thanks for the help i really appreciate it
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February 17, 2010 11:59:09 PM

Well i've thought about it and i think i'm gonna go with what terry1212 posted.
So this is what the build is most likely gonna be.

MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ965FBGMBOX - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ... - Retail
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996652B - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 24X DVD-R SATA Black 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Elite RC-332-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Does this sound like a good build that can run most games on high settings?
My current computer has 2 hard drives 350gigs each and 2 ram sticks 2g each. Do you guys think I'd be able to take 1 of each and put it in this new build?
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February 18, 2010 12:13:48 AM

Stay away from the HDD you have. Get either a Seagate 7200.12, or a WD Black, or a Samsung Spinpoint F3. The WD Blue is trash. Also try to get that MOBO in a diffrent Combo if you realy want it, or just get a diffrent MOBO with a 955. The CPU you have selected is just a rebrand of the 955 X4.
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February 19, 2010 6:07:02 PM

Best answer selected by Orlandonev13.
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