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Budget got cut, need help on budget gaming computer

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April 22, 2010 9:21:20 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Soon as possible

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: surfing interent, GAMING

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (Keyboard and mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (e.g.: newegg.com, Im from the US

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type dont care

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, no crossfire

MONITOR RESOLUTION: IDK what ever yall suggest

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: budget of about $700

Here is what a I got so far, please tweak it or suggest a new build. Thanks in advance

Case/proc http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 160
Vcard/PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... 250
RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 100
HD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HSF: Cooler master hyper 212 plus

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April 22, 2010 9:53:27 PM

is monitor included in that 700?
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April 22, 2010 9:56:04 PM

with monitor it can go up to $800 thanks
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April 22, 2010 10:29:09 PM

that's hard. maybe invest your money to 1k then go for a amd am3 .with that monitor. well wait. i'll try to help
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April 22, 2010 10:42:40 PM
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April 22, 2010 11:58:15 PM

thx mate
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April 22, 2010 11:58:38 PM

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April 23, 2010 12:01:53 AM

How much of a performance drop would he see going to a 5770? That would allow him the monitor. Or it might help him get closer.

How about this case? A little cheaper than the antec, saves about 30 bucks. I've never used this site before but know people who say they are great and stand behind their products.

http://3btech.net/blandsichhe21.html

Also, poke around on tigerdirect.com

Personally I used to like newegg, but been hearing too many negatives about them lately, such as a customer getting bad ram and having to pay restocking fees for returning. Not fair to the customer if you ask me. Personally even if I pay a little more, I'd rather have good service. But tigerdirect regularly runs barebones kits reasonable as well.

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April 23, 2010 12:03:21 AM

800 for computer + monitor is certainly doable. You won't be running a 5850 in that budget but you'll be fine with a 5770.

AMD Athlon II X3 435 $75

GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 $80

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1600 & XFX 5770 Combo $270

Antec BP550 Plus 550W PSU & Antec Three Hundred Case Combo $99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB $55

Sony Optiarc CD/DVD drive $22

ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor $180

That comes to $780 with change left over for shipping.
Obviously you won't get any mad overclocking with the stock AMD heat-sink, but you have to realise that the monitor puts your budget for all the other computer parts at around $600 where its hard to justify spending extra money on a after-market heatsink.

Edit: Ahh beaten by 5 minutes.
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April 23, 2010 5:03:04 AM

And to be honest...even my 9600gt still runs ok for what i need.
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