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June 3, 2010 3:33:28 AM

Hello fellow PC building maineiacs, I am looking to build a budget gaming computer. The graphic card is going to be offset right now because i sold my old comp for 300 bucks. $300 will be my graphic card budget aside from the bare system. For the bare system im looking at a total parts cost of around $600 or less without shipping and taxes. I want an AMD machine because it seems it's best suited for the purpose and price. I want the best comp for this amount of money please. Heres my build ....

$130 - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard ====

$80 - Mushkin Enhanced Volta MKNPS600-A 600W ==== Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817812008]

$115 - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ====

$170 - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition ====

$50 - Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb ==

$20 - Sony Optiarc Black ====

That equals 566 + $100 shipping and taxes = $665

Also, i am using the raid max smilodon mid tower case which will be hopefully housing an ati 5850... possibly a 5870. If anyone has the raidmax case and wants to inform me of any obsticles... please do. My monitors resolution will be 1900 * 1600.
I am hoping to overclock the CPU to 3.8 gHz.

Any suggestions, advice or information will be very appriciated.
Thank you

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June 3, 2010 12:47:50 PM

Hey, thx for the reply!!! what motherboard model would you propose ??? For some odd reason i cant open the links.
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a b U Graphics card
June 3, 2010 12:56:54 PM

Asrock 870 Extreme3
June 3, 2010 1:08:53 PM

Alright i see what your saying about the motherboard.
What do you think about the build overall?
a b U Graphics card
June 3, 2010 1:12:12 PM

Well looks fine as per budget but your GPU choice would depend on what resolution u gaming on ^^
June 3, 2010 1:19:30 PM

Im planing to game on 1900 * 1600. I was thinking about waiting abit for the ati 5870 to go down in price :p  There is a possiblity that i might try doing crosfire with an ati 5870 or 5850. Hoping to play crysis 2 on this rig really....
a b U Graphics card
June 3, 2010 1:34:48 PM

The current pricing for HD 5850s look good - some are dipping under the $290 mark
June 3, 2010 1:50:52 PM

Thats probably for the US... on the canadian Newegg website there abit over $300 mark unless your looking on a different website that i do not know about.


I just noticed the SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 7200rpm 16mb cache on newegg for $45

Btw thx for the Motherboard advice
a b U Graphics card
June 3, 2010 1:57:05 PM

You are welcomed ^^
June 3, 2010 2:31:14 PM

btw where can you get a 5850 for $290?
a b U Graphics card
June 3, 2010 2:36:58 PM

Newegg USA but disregard as u in Canada
June 3, 2010 2:50:13 PM

Do you think i would be able to run crosfire with two 5850 with that psu???
a b U Graphics card
June 3, 2010 2:58:17 PM

I doubt it but why not hit an Antec/Corsair 80+