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System on extreme Budget: $400 (have some stuff alrdy)

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March 19, 2010 2:34:29 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within the next 3 weeks
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: light gaming, nothing heavy at all, (World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, music, word processing, chat, surfing)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, case, optical drive, PSU, OS, monitor
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, zipzoom, open to anything
PARTS PREFERENCES: best bang for the buck
OVERCLOCKING: not really, i want my rig to be ultra quiet, and cool running
SLI/CF: no, not really
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
I have this:


COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 500W ATX12V SLI Ready Modular Power Supply - Retail







After looking at other threads I came up with:

Graphic Card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...]SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 512MB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

CPU+Motherboard Combo: (more future proof)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
OR

CPU+Motherboard Combo Possibility #2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OR this motherboard with Rana 440 Athlon II
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...]G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail
OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...]A-DATA Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model AX3U1600GB2G9-AG - Retail


I also need a hard drive. 320gb will do fine, since i have a 160gb and a 80gb spare
March 19, 2010 4:55:25 AM

More teeth in GPU for 1680 x 1050 hehe
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March 19, 2010 1:33:09 PM

This is a better build IMO.

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