First time Building a Computer

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In the next couple months

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or any other suggestions.

PARTS PREFERENCES: no preference

OVERCLOCKING: don't really know what overclocking, sli and crossfire is...lol

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

I mostly will be browsing, watching movies, and play a little bit of starcraft 2 when it comes out
want to keep it around 600-700
no preference on parts
thanks for the help
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  1. im goin with something like this... although i didnt get much feedback so something may be able to be improved upon... but it should be a good starting point

    http://i39.tinypic.com/5w9gsl.jpg

    with rebates was 540.... so you could add a different case/psu if you wanted (Personal preference ?) and get a better graphics card( as that one isnt amazing) look at the ati 5770 5850 ?? 4770 ? should put u at about 6-700

    make sure to check the responses after me as i have no idea what im talking about
  2. bintopaulshin said:


    OVERCLOCKING: don't really know what overclocking, sli and crossfire is...lol



    Here ya go. Crossfire/Sli
  3. bintopaulshin said:
    APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In the next couple months

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or any other suggestions.

    PARTS PREFERENCES: no preference

    OVERCLOCKING: don't really know what overclocking, sli and crossfire is...lol

    MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

    I mostly will be browsing, watching movies, and play a little bit of starcraft 2 when it comes out
    want to keep it around 600-700
    no preference on parts
    thanks for the help


    Here is a good build for what you need:

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    Update14-131-330 POWERCOLOR AX5770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card
    Model #:AX5770 1GBD5-H
    Item #:N82E16814131330
    Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
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    Save Cancel $159.99 -$10.00 Instant $149.99
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    Update11-129-066 Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Model #:Three Hundred Illusi
    Item #:N82E16811129066
    Return Policy:Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    In Stock
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    Save Cancel $69.99 -$10.00 Instant $59.99
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    Update13-128-419 GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Model #:GA-770TA-UD3
    Item #:N82E16813128419
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
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    Save Cancel $94.99 -$5.00 Instant $89.99
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    Update17-341-016 OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...
    Model #:OCZ500MXSP
    Item #:N82E16817341016
    Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
    In Stock
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    Save Cancel $89.99 -$25.00 Instant $64.99
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    Update19-103-724 AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor Model ADX435WFGIBOX
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    Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
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    Update22-152-181 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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  4. Actually diregard that last build, alot of that stuff was on sale last week, lemmie find you a new build. Hold tight.

    I lied, all those are still on sale, also there is a MIR on the PSU!
  5. thanks cmcghee358 :)
  6. woot i was right :) -> check out the psu / case combos for the ocz psus i got the one with the haf922 just go to ocz brand and hit the "80+ certified" and the good ones will come up then check out all the combos ... also there was a combo deal with the spinpoint f3 and an ocz power supply i think with like -20 discount
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