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March 27, 2010 6:29:11 PM

Have been reading the forums for a while (great information) and have been thinking about building for a while. Now I find myself in a situation that my current system is on its last leg and need to do something quick. I was hoping to hold off until there was more in the budget to play with. I need to keep this under $600. Thanks for the help.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (itching to pull the trigger) BUDGET RANGE: (450-600) Before Rebates


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Work from home, viewing live sporting events, internet, interest in getting back into some gaming in the future.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: ( keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like to use an AMD CPU

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (Acer X223Wbd Max Resolution: 1680 x 1050 / 60 Hz and ViewSonic Optiquest Q19wb Max Resolution 1440 x 900)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Looking build solid system for home that I can use now and possibly upgrade and tweak as money allows just for the fun of trying something new. Current OS: xp pro, with intention of upgrading to 7 in near future)
March 27, 2010 7:38:11 PM

AMD 770 with 5770 602$ (unlock possible):

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151192
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$19.99


Recertified: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 HDD-ST3500630AS-R 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (Perpendicular Recording) -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148516
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$10.00 Instant
$59.99
$49.99


GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128431
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$89.99


POWERCOLOR AX5770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814131330
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$10.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$159.99
$149.99


Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3K2/4GR - Retail
Item #: N82E16820134792
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$104.99
$94.99


AMD Phenom II X2 550 Callisto 3.1GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Model HDX550WFGMBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103847
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
$87.99


Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817371015
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Antec TWO HUNDRED S Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129074
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo
$149.98
$109.98
Subtotal: $602.92

Athlon II x3 build with Integrated(unlock possible) 480$:

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151192
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
$19.99


Recertified: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 HDD-ST3500630AS-R 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (Perpendicular Recording) -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148516
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$10.00 Instant
$59.99
$49.99


Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3K2/4GR - Retail
Item #: N82E16820134792
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
$104.99
$94.99


Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ... - Retail
Item #: N82E16817371015
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Antec TWO HUNDRED S Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129074
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$20.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo
$149.98
$109.98


GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128435
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor Model ADX440WFGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103843
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
-$15.00 Combo
$224.98
$209.98
Subtotal: $484.93

Also check out my thread it might give you ideas (it's a bunch of cheap specs with good performance):http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...
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