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New System build - ~650 budget

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May 26, 2010 1:46:19 PM

Hi All,

Trying to build a decent gaming / general rig for as little as possible due to my now being old with kids. The build im posting below is a take off on the last system builder marathon that Tom's hardware did. You will see 3 motherboards posted below, if someone could hit me with the highlights of each or which one fits my stuff the best, thanks.

Im trying to leave myself some growth room / overclocking space to boost up my limited parts.

Wester Digital Caviar Black 500gb - 69.99
XFX HD 5750 1 GB XFire Ready - 129.99
GSKILL 4GB 240 pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 - 109.99
AMD Athlon II X3 Rana 2.9 GHz - 70.99
Artic Cooling Freezer 64 pro - 27.99
Combo
Antec 300 Illusion and Antec EQ 650w PSU - 119.98

Motherboards all Gigabyte

GA-MA790GPT-UD3h AM3 - 119.99 15 MIR avail
GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 SATA 6 USB 3
GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 SATA 6 USB 3

Thanks alot in advance
May 26, 2010 2:03:36 PM

Switch that HDD to a Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB. Its faster, quieter, and only $54.99

I would at the very least upgrade to the HD5770. Its a little more, but HD5750 is not worth the money. The powercolor HD5770 on newegg is $149.99.

The motherboards are pretty similar, the 880 uses the new northbridge, but thats not as necessary with a discrete GPU. I would say either the 790XTA or 880GA, maybe wichever one is cheaper.

Check out frostytech.com for the top rated HSF. That freezer pro is decent, but old, there are a lot better options these days.
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May 27, 2010 8:38:14 AM

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Nice find on the HIS combo thank you


You are welcomed ^^
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