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Budget Gaming build <800$

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June 15, 2010 11:54:04 PM

This is my first build for gaming and I am pretty noob. So give me some recommendation and such please thank you and provide me with parts.

I am going to probally use this computer for moderate gaming and sufficient media usage

Budget:<800$+Shipping. No rebate


Parts Not Required: Mouse
Parts NEEEDED!!!!: Keyboard(light plz?). Moniter and Speaker.

Prefered Website: Tigerdirect newegg amazon

Overclocking: Probally take it to 3.5ghz which is sufficiently little

SLI or Crossfire: Probally not.

Intel i3-530 combo with
Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 LGA 1156 P55 mATX Motherboard
$174 at local microcenter
GPU: POWERCOLOR PCS+ AX5770 1GBD5-PPG Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card

MEMORYOCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3OB1600LV4GK
Combo deal $245
PSU:o CZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Optical Drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SH-S222L LightScribe Support - OEM
Combo deal $70
Case: Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Combo deal $130
Total: $619 before shipping and before 40 dollar rebate. And need moniter and speaker and such can you plz help look for part? Cheap and good? lol

Also should i get the antec 600?
it seems to have better fans?
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June 16, 2010 6:53:45 PM

I feel as crossfire is not needed? i mean the Radeon HD5770 should be able to support most games at high quality i believe? i'll probally be mostly playing sc2 and COD then just some basic school work and office work.

And if i do go AMD build and i go for the Phenom ii x2 555 or the Athlon ii x3 440. The price comes out to be about the same the only main difference is that the board that comes with the AMD build has a better crossfire configeration.

However the other part is that the intel i3 is better than both of those processors and intel is a overall better performing brand than AMD.

But overall is this build sufficent?
June 16, 2010 7:10:32 PM

whoops, in my above post i meant $800, not $1000

the main reason for suggesting an x3 440 and a board capable of xfire is futureproofing -- you give yourself more headroom to upgrade. the AM3 socket will be around longer than 775/1156/1366. you may also find that a single 5770 isn't sufficient for your needs a year or two down the line.

one last bit -- it sounds like there's also a pretty decent chance of unlocking the 4th core on an x3 440.

i do like the build regardless of whether you go intel or amd.
June 16, 2010 8:35:11 PM

now is there any good moniter thats about 130 bucks? b/c i am also looking for a good keyboard (maybe with backlighting)