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Budget gaming PC help - $800 (with S&H, but not tax)

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May 23, 2010 5:53:40 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: The closer the better BUDGET RANGE: 800, including S&H, Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Surfing internet, watching high-quality movies (Blu-ray kind, massive slowdown with my current comp). gaming

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.CA - If using canadian prices, budget can go to 850$ before tax

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: No, but nice if possible

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is my first custom PC, so if you could make sure all the parts work well together and thank you.

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May 23, 2010 11:56:15 PM

Well, I just ordered these exact items someone on here suggested. Price comes in under $800. Take a peek

955 + 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.383421

785G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 63938&SID=

4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 63938&SID=

500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 63938&SID=

520W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 63938&SID=

300
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HSF
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May 24, 2010 8:45:11 AM

Hmm what sort of games? For something like Crysis you might have to tone settings a wee bit if on Full HD with a HD 5770
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May 24, 2010 11:08:38 PM

batuchka said:
Hmm what sort of games? For something like Crysis you might have to tone settings a wee bit if on Full HD with a HD 5770


Yea, I would like to be able to play Crysis, but it's fine if I can't and if I can and can do it with less than perfect settings - super. What I NEEd to play is Starcraft II, Diablo III, TF2, CSS, and some newish games.

Um... kingbrodij, something's wrong with your links.
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May 25, 2010 2:53:03 AM

Here's a trial build, not sure if you want the Blu-ray reader, but it's included. It still needs the proper software since it's OEM. Under $750, $0 shipping.

Mobo/CPU - $160 - AthlonIIx3 440 and MSI AM3 870.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM/GPU - $390 - G.Skill 2x2 GB DDR3 1333 CL7, XFX HD5850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case/HD - $70 - Rosewill Case with 2- 120mm fans, Seagate 7200.12 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU/DVD burner - $60 OCZ 500w, Lite-On burner.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Blu-Ray reader - $65 Lite-On
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could substitute a 5770 for the 5850 and get a small SSD for your OS and a game and still stay under budget.
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May 26, 2010 3:56:56 AM

Actually, I browsed some threads and found a build and ordered it yesterday, but thanks anyway.
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June 2, 2010 2:50:29 AM

OK, so I got myself a build

ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Heka 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor Model HDZ720WFK3DGI - OEM
SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply1100126376
SAPPHIRE 100283-2L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card1100126376
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard1100126376

Wondering if I should run 32-bit Windows or 64-bit, and whether or not it should be WinXP or Win7
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June 2, 2010 2:59:11 AM

64bit win7 in my opinion.
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July 2, 2010 6:52:02 AM

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