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Whats the best gaming setup I can get with $650?

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June 10, 2010 4:11:37 PM

Im building a new computer and I already have picked out all the parts I want in newegg but I want to see if somebody can come up with a better build.

Use: Mostly gaming and surfing

Parts not needed: Monitor, keyboard, mouse

I dont care which brand CPU, whichever ones better for gaming.

Budget: US 650

I would like to buy from newegg, frys, or microcenter.

Just trying to see what I can build...

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a b 4 Gaming
June 10, 2010 4:15:58 PM


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June 10, 2010 4:18:27 PM

the 955? I had a athlon 635 because most everyone said it wouldnt make too much of a difference in gaming for the $60 more.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 10, 2010 4:24:28 PM

Hmm are u saying u have a 635 on hand and planning to build a rig around it?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 10, 2010 4:24:53 PM

goalguy876 said:
I had a athlon 635
Uh ohhhhhh. Did you blow it up?
Do you have any parts you can carry over from the old computer into the new one to reduce cost?

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June 10, 2010 4:28:13 PM

batuchka said:
Hmm are u saying u have a 635 on hand and planning to build a rig around it?



Yes. After a two page debate on this site :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
June 10, 2010 4:31:40 PM

I think the OP was saying he had planned on using a 635. EDIT: Guess I was wrong. Do you have parts that you have already bought that you want to use? Do you need a monitor or anything?

Honestly, I'd go with batuchka's build (the deal on that GPU & PSU is insane), and if you need to buy Windows 7 as well, just get an Athlon II X3 435 or 440. The savings on that should just about cover the $99 for Win7 64-bit OEM.

If you could post in the format linked in my sig (I hope), that might help.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 10, 2010 4:31:54 PM

OK; that makes more sense.
You were challenging us to build you a better list for the same price.

Wasn't quite fair of you to not post your list though.

I have to say though - I think batuchka wins. His build is better IMO.
You lost major points including an APEVIA PSU.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 10, 2010 4:31:59 PM

1. Ditch the Apevia for an 80+ certified PSU
2. If you're thinking CF that ATX Asus 785G is 16/4
3. Rest looks fine ^^
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June 10, 2010 4:36:02 PM

Yeah I figured somebody would tell me to get rid of the PSU. It just looked really cheap. I might crossfire eventually but im not sure. As for an OS, I dont need one. That build is more then I want to spend, and it will just take longer for me to obtain the money. But if its worth it, I can wait.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 10, 2010 4:42:11 PM

Exactly how much do you want to spend?
Sometimes the 'best' $650 gaming setup is one that only costs $500.

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June 10, 2010 4:44:02 PM

I want to spend $600, but Im willing to pitch in the extra $50 bucks if needed. I only have about $450 right now, but I should be able to purchase in the next 2-3 weeks.
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June 10, 2010 4:53:47 PM

great, guess I'll have to build another one later then. Thanks for your help :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
June 10, 2010 4:54:35 PM

There are usually some excellent bargains to be had in the 'back-to-school' sales of late summer. Keep that in mind.
In a budget build like this the sales, rebates and combo deals usually mean it's best to wait till you're about a week out. What you have right now on you list probably won't be the best options later.
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