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First Ever Build Semi Gaming Budget Build. HELP

So this is my first ever build. I am pretty newbie. What i am trying to build
is a budget gaming pc for not high end gaming but rather part gaming part normal usage

Budget:<800$+Shipping. No rebate

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next month ish.

Parts Not Required: Mouse,Keyboard, moniter,Speaker, OS

Prefered Website: Tigerdirect newegg amazon

Overclocking: Probally not SLI or Crossfire: Probally Yes in the future


Motherboard. Asus P7P55 LX LGA1156 Socket.ATX Supports Crossfire. $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131604

Processor:Intel i3 Dual Core 2.93 Ghz $99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0325943

GPU:XFX Radeon HD5750 1GB 128 Bit $129.99 pretty decent
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150448&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Video+Cards-_-XFX-_-14150448

Ram:G.Skill 4GB 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 $114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

Hardrive: Western Digital. 500gb 7200 rpm 32mb cache $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320

Case: Rosewill Cruiser $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147145 idk recommend one? i want one that looks kinda cool and works.

PSU:APEVIA ATX-AQ700W-BK 700 Watt 12V supply (2 much wattage?) $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148040

OPTICAL:Lite On CD and Dvd Drive $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289


Grand Total 678.93$ without Shipping and Tax

Thats what i have so far and i guess help me out comment on it. And find me a better case or case with power supply?
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  2. techmo34 has it right on if you want to stick with Intel. I would not use an Apevia power supply at all. Good suggestions by Timop for an AMD build.
  3. Doesn't Intel have a better overall performance?
  4. Yes, Intel provides better overall performance... but AMD provides a better budget
  5. Comparison benchmarks, not overclocked.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/112?vs=118
  6. if you want a intel build i definitly agree with tecmo build!

    but i would really consider samsung 1tb spinpoint not a huge price difference
  7. Technically Intel provides better preformance but we're talking about a tiny i3 vs the Rana 423 2.9 ghz x3. 3 cores vs 2? for gaming + there's a clear winner. And you're shaving about $55 off your budget.
  8. Outside of the cost savings, the i5 530 owns the X3 435 (except on a few benchmarks where they tie)... http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/112?vs=118

    You have to remember AMD's X6's match Intels i7 930, so one would expect their tri-core to equal or be beaten by the i5/i7 dual cores. AMD is the clear winner in price to performance, so on a tight budget... They are the BEST option.
  9. Well i made an AMD build and here it is it cuts down the price and i was able to get a moniter and speaker which is good. for around 140ish bucks.

    Now if i add in the AMD's 1055T X6 the price will be just sub 830ish and i would need a better power supply so idk.


    1SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

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    1Logitech LS11 2.0 Stereo Speaker System - Black
    $13.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121020

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    1LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04
    $19.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

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    1SCEPTRE X226W-1920 Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
    $129.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824112017

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    1MSI 870A-G54 ATX AMD Motherboard+COMBO DEAL
    AMD Athlon II X3 435 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor
    $155.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.394162


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    1Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Computer Case+COMBBO
    Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W Continuous Power "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply
    $119.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.410730

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    1POWERCOLOR PCS+ Radeon HD 5770 AX5770 1GBD5-PPG Video Card+ COMBO
    OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
    $242.98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.416730

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    Grand Total:$737.90
  10. No... Adding the X1055T will not require a new PSU. You be better off getting the X4 955 though, which out performs the X1055T.
  11. the new EGG PSU calculator givs me 440 Watts and thats only including other simple companets lik 1 harddrive 1 dvddrive and such.
    550 Watts seems to be cutting it too close.
  12. Overall is the AMD build okay for the buck? i mean i'll probally be mainly playing COD and SC2.
  13. Yes... It is an acceptable build :)
  14. It's a good build. To me it's worth the extra $15 to get a XFX double lifetime warranty 5770 in a combo build with your choice of RAM.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.417134

    either way it's a good, solid build.
  15. Best answer selected by jasonrock194.
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