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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.
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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
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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.
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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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March 17, 2010 11:38:59 PM

^ haha. yeah it looks cool. thays why i picked it :D 
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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.
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March 17, 2010 11:53:45 PM

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

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