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~600 Gaming Build... Suggestions?

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June 2, 2010 12:48:35 PM

BUDGET: 550-650

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime within few weeks

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, interwebz, poker, movies, music


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, tigerdirect, Bestbuy


OVERCLOCKING: Probably none

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not currently, but in the future it will possibly be looked at

MONITOR RESOLUTION: whichever monitor i buy

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: mobo with usb 3.0 is a must, future proofing and what not. Also would much prefer DDR3 over DDR2 for memory

Here's what i have so far and i need to knock 100 bucks off somewhere...

GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3250318AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD3U1333B2G9-DRH

COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Writer - Bulk - LightScribe Support - OEM

ENCORE ENUWI-G2 IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 802.11G Wireless Adapter Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, WPA, WPA2

SpecResearch MKS-301(USB) Silver/Black 104 Normal Keys 15 Function Keys USB Standard MultiMedia KB + Mouse + Speaker 3-in-1 Combo

Acer - 20" Flat-Panel LCD Monitor

Parts = $737
Shipping = $28
Rebate = -$15


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June 2, 2010 1:31:07 PM

Thanks for the Proc/GPU combo, and i know its a bit overkill, but its there in case of crossfire later on, and its a combo deal in and of itself. i couldnt pass up 65 bucks plus another 20 off for a combo with the hard drive