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$700 Gaming PC

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March 13, 2010 3:57:46 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 Weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming is the most important

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, OS, Monitor, etc.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: TigerDirect(Because of no tax), do not prefer newegg, but will have to buy a few things from there.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Mid Tower Case, AMD(phenom preferably),

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like to have a case with a side window and pretty LED's, but it's not necessary. I would also like have a Radeon HD 5770.


Here is my plan right now. I'm trying to buy most things from TigerDirect, because I don't have to pay for tax from there, but I'm willing to buy from Newegg if I have to do.

Case: NZXT M59 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

PSU: 500w eXtreme Power Plus 500w http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Mobo: ASRock M3A770DE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: OCZ DDR3 1333MHz PC3-10666 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 5770 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500GB 7200RPM http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Optical Drive: Lite-On Internal DVD Writer http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ w/Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total After Shipping/Tax: $710.58

Any improvements I can make? Thanks. I'm planning to overclock the CPU, maybe unlock the 4th core, I'm not sure if my PSU can handle it. I'm trying to go the cheapest I can. The mobo is a worry for me. It was recommended to me by a friend, but it seems really cheap. It has mixed reviews. I'm planning to get some case fans later down the road.

Also, I'm only going to play games like COD2, and COD4, and get Crysis(not expecting to run it well) later, and a few more games. But primarily, COD2 and COD4.

So if there are improvements I could make, let me know. Thanks a lot.

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March 19, 2010 1:07:34 AM

a much much better build.




However for $40 more you can get a crossfire 8x8 mobo with 890GX which will support the hexacore processor.

March 20, 2010 3:18:12 AM

whitefang said:
a much much better build.


http://i39.tinypic.com/sepovk.png

However for $40 more you can get a crossfire 8x8 mobo with 890GX which will support the hexacore processor.

http://i40.tinypic.com/28k3itt.png


As much as I would like to have those 2, it's over my budget, and i'm on an extremely tight budget right now. It also doesn't come with a CPU cooler :) . So, I would basically want my subtotal around $650-670.
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March 21, 2010 3:36:22 PM

http://i39.tinypic.com/103svhe.jpg

Theres one that I just made, with the OS, keyboard, mouse, monitor. It's such a pain in the ass that I live in TN, one of the three states that are charged tax o_o. It would almost be $100 off if I didin't have to pay for it.
March 22, 2010 12:20:22 AM

http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy229/YumaDoi/yaaaun...

Okay, so after doing some final revisions, I put some stuff on TigerDirect, because of tax AND shipping(FREE :) ) Now with the things you told me to get, it ended up being $45, almost $50 cheaper than just buying from newegg.

It's $1088.13 in total.
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