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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

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?
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?

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 
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.
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.
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 ^^
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.
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.

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.
June 10, 2010 4:53:47 PM

great, guess I'll have to build another one later then. Thanks for your help :) 
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.