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Budget Gaming Build under $750

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April 22, 2010 10:18:00 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Mostly gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse and Keyboard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type AMD for its cheapness

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Idk any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

a b 4 Gaming
April 22, 2010 10:26:07 PM

So you need a monitor and OS included in the $750 budget?
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April 22, 2010 10:30:44 PM

Sorry, no os and with a monitor I can go up to $800 thanks
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a b 4 Gaming
April 22, 2010 10:53:18 PM

Here's a build that's slightly over budget, but worth it IMO.

Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $61.98 (Case + DVD burner combo)

AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $232.98 (CPU + GPU combo)

GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $114.99

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $54.99

Acer X213HBbd Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 50000:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99

Total - $764.91

Edit: I had a random $58.99 charge listed that wasn't tied to a component that was driving up the cost. I removed it and fixed the total. No wonder it came out more expensive than I thought it should. :) 
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April 23, 2010 2:29:53 AM

great "put together" and with a monitor too. i like your use of the 5770 and the antec psu. might go cheaper yet with a smaller hdd.

id like to hear from the op
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a b 4 Gaming
April 23, 2010 4:33:00 AM

Trying to save a buck with a smaller HD would be a bad idea. The 500GB/platter drives offer the best possible performance. Smaller drives are considerably slower due to lower data density. They also hardly save any money at all. The build is already under budget, why slow it down with a slow drive?
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April 23, 2010 5:45:05 AM

Ehh, I doubt he'd notice a difference if he went with a smaller drive. Hard-drive performance is so...small of an impact on gaming its not worth getting worked up about. Not taking SSDs into consideration.

I would however recommend against getting a smaller drive because 500GB is a "safe" amount to have if you consider apps, games and media stuff always get bigger and bigger every year. Five years ago I thought I'd be fine getting a 80GB hard-drive, now I have a 1.5TB HD plus a 640GB portable one.

If you want to save money but not sacrifice quality swap in this combo

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W & COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 Case $95 - $35 rebate
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