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March 15, 2010 9:37:44 PM

Hi guys

I´m new in forums, but I´ve been reading TH for a few years.

As the header says, i want to build a budget and low power consumer gaming system.
I want a good balance between brute force for gaming (1600x1050 and maybe 1920x1080), low noise and low energy usage.
Not planning to overclock, crossfire neither, I just want an stable system.

No needed parts: monitor, keyboard, mouse.

I have about US600

These are the parts that i´m considering:

-CPU
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition


-Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX


-Video card
XFX Radeon HD 5750 XXX Edition 1GB


-Ram
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600


-HDD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM


-Dvd burner ?

-Power supply ?

-Case ?


Thanks for your help!
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March 15, 2010 11:14:58 PM

DVD Burner... Cheapest you can find on Newegg, which should be around $25

Case / PSU Combo... Antec 300 Illusion and Antec EA-650 The Antec 300 Illusion is quiet for the amount of fans and the Antec EA-650 is a great power supply at the price of this combo and gives room to grow.
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March 16, 2010 1:35:01 AM

Thanks tecmo. I´ll look at them. Any ideas for the rest?
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March 16, 2010 6:33:07 PM

Hello.... I´d appreciate more help!
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March 16, 2010 8:31:18 PM

Looks good to me! I'm no expert though ;)  If I were you, I would consider the 5770 in lieu of the 5750. Not too much more expensive, and worth it IMO! Good budget CPU choice IMO. Check out http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?b=2&c=1 for a good site to compare your different CPU options. You may find something that will perform as well as you want and allow you to save some $ to get the 5770!! GL
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March 16, 2010 9:17:47 PM

Here's a much better build.

By the way, the processor you selected needs a HSF. so you would have to add $10-30 to the total price if you were to get that processor.

1. 5770 crushes 5750
2. Cheapest 4GB DDR3 ram with the best timings.
3. USB 3.0 Sata 6GB motherboard.

Total is $610 after MIR, so your $10 over. But you would have had to buy a HSF with the processor you chose, which this setup already has one.

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March 17, 2010 2:59:27 AM

whitefang said:
Here's a much better build.

By the way, the processor you selected needs a HSF. so you would have to add $10-30 to the total price if you were to get that processor.

1. 5770 crushes 5750
2. Cheapest 4GB DDR3 ram with the best timings.
3. USB 3.0 Sata 6GB motherboard.

Total is $610 after MIR, so your $10 over. But you would have had to buy a HSF with the processor you chose, which this setup already has one.

http://i44.tinypic.com/mr9qw7.png



Thanks whitefang.

1. I didnt realize that the phenom II X3 needs a fan. What do you think about this CPU It seems 65w and it has fan.

2. I chose radeon 5750 over 5770 because I read that it consumes less power.
Link
Dou you agree?

3. That Ram seems great with those timings, even though it is 1333mhz.

thx a lot

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March 17, 2010 3:03:21 AM

willmalcom said:
Looks good to me! I'm no expert though ;)  If I were you, I would consider the 5770 in lieu of the 5750. Not too much more expensive, and worth it IMO! Good budget CPU choice IMO. Check out http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?b=2&c=1 for a good site to compare your different CPU options. You may find something that will perform as well as you want and allow you to save some $ to get the 5770!! GL


Thanks for the link man. I´ll search in there more information
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