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~$600 Gaming PC

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Last response: in Systems
May 2, 2010 4:48:16 PM

Hey, I'm looking to help a friend who wants to buy a new PC. He was going to buy some off-the-line Gateway crap, but I talked him out of it. Here's what he's looking for:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime this month. Probably ordering the parts this week

BUDGET RANGE: Anywhere around $600 (i.e. $610 is fine, but he doesn't want the price to keep going up and up. After Rebates)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, movies, internet streaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS (He has a copy of Windows 7 64 bit)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, microcenter.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: I know it's really weird, but he says his monitor resolution is 1360x768... I hope that doesn't mean much as far as compatibility is concerned.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet would be preferable.


I've done some looking around here and on Newegg, and here's what I was thinking I'd recommend to him:

AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor
& GIGABYTE GA-770TA-UD3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Combo: $158.98 After Rebate


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$54.99


Antec Two Hundred(v2) Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D Green 430W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Combo: $82.98 after Rebate


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...
$159.99


Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3K2/4GR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$104.99

Total: $583.80 (After Shipping and MIR)

Any recommended changes would be appreciated. Thank you!

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