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Gaming System. $650 USD. 1st time build.

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June 7, 2010 9:22:47 PM

Hello,

I am finally looking to build a new pc, after 10 years with the old one!!!!!!!
I am trying to stay under $650USD, including the OS. (Before tax and shipping)
However, I do want to be able to run all current games, which I believe this system will do just fine.
I also want to be able to easily upgrade in a couple years.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated!

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within two weeks.
BUDGET RANGE: $700 After Rebates. (Including OS.) (Before tax and ship)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming. I would like to be able to play current games at reasonable graphics settings.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com. (Ship to USA.)

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference. However, low cost with good performance and reliability are important to me.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe. CROSSFIRE: No.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768. Currently have a CRT Compaq FS740. Plan on upgrading as soon as funds allow.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Thanks!
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CPU-AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor
Model ADX435WFGIBOX.Item #:N82E16819103724.
Newegg link
$70.99

CPU Cooler: Included.

Mobo:-ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD
Motherboard. Item #:N82E16813131398
Newegg link
$89.99

RAM-G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual
Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
Item #: N82E16820231193
Newegg link
$109.99

Graphics-GIGABYTE GV-R485OC-1GH Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI
Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card.
Item #: N82E16814125236.
Newegg link
($114.99 - $30.00 Mail-in Rebate Card)
$84.99

Hard D--Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA
3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822136320
Newegg link
$69.99

Sound- Integrated.

Network- Integrated.

Case-Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811147023
Newegg link
$39.99

Power-OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS
Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply. Item #:N82E16817341022.
Newegg link
($64.99 - $15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card)
$49.99

Optical-LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04
Item #:N82E16827106289
Newegg link
$19.99

OS-Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
Item #:N82E16832116754
Newegg link
$99.99

Total: 635.91
June 7, 2010 11:59:24 PM

That is an old, slow HDD model. Get a much faster Samsung F3 or Seagate 7200.12 for cheaper.

Look at a newer motherboard like the 770T-USB3, 880GM-USB3 or 770TA-UD3 or that has USB3 and SATA 6GB for the same $$ (or less).
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June 8, 2010 3:44:41 AM

I looked at the Samsung F3 and Seagate. They have the same specs on newegg. What about them is better, in particular, what makes them faster?

Thanks for the new mobo recommend. 770TA-UD3 is $5 cheaper and has the USB3 and SATA 6gb functionality.
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June 8, 2010 4:12:26 AM

The samsung f3 and 7200.12 drives run on 500 gb platters that run faster than the 250gb platters of the caviar black.
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June 8, 2010 8:50:49 PM

duk3 said:
The samsung f3 and 7200.12 drives run on 500 gb platters that run faster than the 250gb platters of the caviar black.
Right. So during the same time period the F3 head reads twice as much data as a head on an old 250GB platter would read.
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June 9, 2010 1:40:19 AM

Ah, interesting. Thank you all for the info. : )
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