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This all I need for making my gaming PC?

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March 17, 2010 11:09:06 PM

Seagate 7200.12 500 GB
$54.99

MSI R5770-PM2D1G-OC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
$150.00

G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7
$115

CPU/Mobo: X3 440 and Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 $160 after rebate


Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion & Antec EA-650 $125


Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $23

Total Price: $625.92.

I've seen pictures of custom computers and I saw some extra parts like a fan on top of the CPU. Is this stuff not included? In other words, if I buy all this stuff, will I be able to build a working, good computer?

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March 17, 2010 11:13:38 PM

u mean a amd 3core right in the cpu? well i think its ok. but whats your budget? you should go for a i5-750 build a much more gaming.
March 17, 2010 11:15:18 PM

This is the highest I can go, already I am going over my $600 budget, but is this all I need?
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March 17, 2010 11:23:46 PM

Needs:

Case
PSU
Motherboard
CPU
Videocard
RAM
HDD
Optical drive
March 17, 2010 11:25:35 PM

Your CPU as long as it isn't "OEM" and its a retail item, it will come with a stock fan for the CPU (Called a heatsink and fan-HSF). Stock HSF will be fine for you if you don't overclock.

You need a monitor too, but i assume you have one.
March 17, 2010 11:26:44 PM

Your X3 440 will come with a stock hsf (extra fan on top of the cpu...).

But yeah more or less your $625.92 system is complete.

I would recommend you get an aftermarket HSF and some thermal lube. Artic 5, MX-2/3 ...
March 17, 2010 11:27:29 PM

Makre sure your motherboard comes with at least 2 SATA cables, 1 for hard drive and one for dvd burner. It should be listed or pictured in the specs of the MoBo. If it only comes with 1, buy a second.
March 17, 2010 11:29:59 PM

If you are already over budget and don't plan to OC your processor, don't bother with thermal paste. the stock HSF will come with some already applied.

They sell it with a stock cooler for a reason, because at stock speeds it will work just fine.
March 17, 2010 11:31:23 PM

xrome said:
Your CPU as long as it isn't "OEM" and its a retail item, it will come with a stock fan for the CPU (Called a heatsink and fan-HSF). Stock HSF will be fine for you if you don't overclock.

You need a monitor too, but i assume you have one.



If I want to overclock, what is a good cheap fan I could get? Newegg link please. Thanks
March 17, 2010 11:31:57 PM

xurwin said:
+1 ^ also. change to this vid card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Same card plus he loses the little facotry OC MSI did for him. IMO, save the $10 here too. Remember he's $126 over budget...

That sapphire cooler looks pretty though.

EDIT: oops thought his budget was $500 not $600. So he's $26 over budget. Still $10 is $10. Meh, MSI looks fine.
March 17, 2010 11:38:59 PM

^ haha. yeah it looks cool. thays why i picked it :D 
March 17, 2010 11:44:03 PM

OP, look through the CPU coolers by what fits an AM3 socket. Unless someone knows the Antec 300 very well, it will be too hand to say whether a specific cooler will fit well in that case for you. Among other complications.

When picking a cooler decide how big you can handle (case and taste specific) read reviews (filter by typing antec 300). Look for high air flow, low decibels, and good user ratings.
March 17, 2010 11:53:45 PM

Xurwin the GPU he selected is fine, there's no reason to switch.
March 17, 2010 11:57:59 PM

yeah, sorry. i just liked the looks of saphaire .
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