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June 5, 2010 2:03:16 AM

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=N82E168...

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

GPU:XFX Radeon HD5750 1GB 128 Bit $129.99 pretty decent
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:G.Skill 4GB 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 $114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hardrive: Western Digital. 500gb 7200 rpm 32mb cache $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Rosewill Cruiser $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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=N82E168...

OPTICAL:Lite On CD and Dvd Drive $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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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June 5, 2010 2:30:40 AM
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June 5, 2010 3:06:50 AM

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.
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June 5, 2010 4:09:43 AM

Doesn't Intel have a better overall performance?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 5, 2010 4:17:03 AM

Yes, Intel provides better overall performance... but AMD provides a better budget
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June 5, 2010 8:16:23 AM

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
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June 5, 2010 1:11:55 PM

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.
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June 5, 2010 1:29:02 PM

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.
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June 5, 2010 3:35:24 PM

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=N82E168...

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1Logitech LS11 2.0 Stereo Speaker System - Black
$13.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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=N82E168...

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1SCEPTRE X226W-1920 Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor
$129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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?Ite...


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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?Ite...

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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?Ite...

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Grand Total:$737.90
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a b 4 Gaming
June 5, 2010 4:40:15 PM

No... Adding the X1055T will not require a new PSU. You be better off getting the X4 955 though, which out performs the X1055T.
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June 5, 2010 5:03:19 PM

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.
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June 5, 2010 5:15:06 PM

Overall is the AMD build okay for the buck? i mean i'll probally be mainly playing COD and SC2.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 5, 2010 6:22:22 PM

Yes... It is an acceptable build :) 
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June 16, 2010 12:16:53 AM

Best answer selected by jasonrock194.
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