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May 4, 2010 2:37:17 AM

My budget is $600

Could someone help me out with the parts and such?
- where i could find the parts?

excluding monitor

I want it to run team fortress 2 beautifully. Or any other games that require a some what good-great computer.

Since building a computer tend to be cheaper..i am going to give it a try.

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May 4, 2010 2:43:59 AM

Not sure about cheaper, but better quality for the same money.
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May 4, 2010 2:43:59 AM

FALC0N said:
Not sure about cheaper, but better quality for the same money.


Yeah that's more accurate :D 
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May 4, 2010 2:44:01 AM

for real. save up at least 750. Two of the greatest cpu's out there for the money are the i5-750 and the AMD 955 BE.

Look those two up. They are both pretty popular.

A good entry level graphics card that will provide amazing performance is the Radeon 5770.
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May 4, 2010 2:57:32 AM

agree with kingneptune 117....i use i5 570 + ATI HD5770 + 4GB DDR3..the perfomance quite impressed.....

but juicy_g you have to spend a little bit more money.... : )
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May 4, 2010 3:05:40 AM

at84 said:
agree with kingneptune 117....i use i5 570 + ATI HD5770 + 4GB DDR3..the perfomance quite impressed.....

but juicy_g you have to spend a little bit more money.... : )


I'm sure that i could get the parts for under $600 excluding the monitor because i have one already. Just the important parts to be good..like the processor, video card and ram...I think. I am a computer noobie so i need expert advice.
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May 4, 2010 3:46:50 AM

ATI 5770 - $160
Athlon II x3 440 3.0GHz - $88
Gigabyte 785g mobo - $76
4GB Corsair ddr3 - $95
PSU Antec 550w - $60
Case Antec 300 - $60
HDD Caviar Blue 320 - $50

That put's you just under $600 using quality components.
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May 4, 2010 10:47:44 PM

any other suggestions
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May 4, 2010 11:56:44 PM

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is the 600 with a monitor? lol


nope
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May 5, 2010 2:00:57 AM

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ATI HD5770 - $160
Athlon II x3 435 3.0GHz - $70
Asrock 770 -$60
4GB A-Data DDR3 - $105
PSU Corsair HX400 - $50
Case Nzxt Gamma - $30
HDD Samuug F3 500GB - $55
Cooler CM 212+ -$20

Top-notch perofrmance for $550.


I am a computer hardware noobie so try to help me out here. I know that core 2 duo is 2 cores which means that 2 cores are running at the same so one doesn't get pressured on. Some how that is better, how about the Athlon II x3 435 3.0 GHz(the one you recommended). Will that be as good or better than core 2 duo?

Dual core< Core 2 Duo

Core 2 Duo <?> Athlon II x3 435
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May 5, 2010 2:14:36 AM

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The Athlon is definitely better than the Core 2 Duo At the same clock speeds.

When comparable architectures are compared, (Core & K10(the one for Athlon), more cores is better.

However, the Athlon isn't as good as a core i5(dual core+HT) at 3.0GHz, as the i5's architecture is better than the Athlon.



So for my budget, the Athlon would be the best? i5's way more expensive?
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May 5, 2010 2:21:14 AM

If i have 2 monitors...could i connect the 2 monitors to that one PC? And use the other monitor as an extension sort of.
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May 5, 2010 2:26:55 AM

20" and 22"
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May 5, 2010 2:32:02 AM

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Yes, the 5770 supports up to 3 monitors actually. What are their resolutions may I ask?


does power supply play a big role in how the computer functions? Or could i just pick any cheap one?
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May 5, 2010 2:46:41 AM

alright i trust you. I am not rushing to build one, i just want to maximize the performance with a low budget. =D
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