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~$600 Budget Gaming PC

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June 25, 2010 2:03:34 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: About a month

BUDGET RANGE: ~$600 US

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, General Use

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, but probably not anytime soon.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

These are the parts I have been looking at so far, would love some advice!

Case/PSU: Antec 300+Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W Continuous Power

Mobo/Processor: MSI 870A-G54 AM3 Motherboard+ AMD Athlon II X3 Rana 440

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3

GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB

CD/DVD Drive: LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

This all comes out to just a little over $600, will this do all right for 1920X1080? Only game I really play right now is City of Heroes, so not really too graphic intensive. Another question is with that motherboard, would it work out good in the future if I upgraded to a 1055t and a 5850?

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June 25, 2010 7:59:32 AM

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June 25, 2010 4:34:26 PM

This time, I prefer the original build. The PSU is better, the motherboard, although MSI, is more current, and the CPU is a little faster.
For general use and gaming, I suspect a 955BE would be a better upgrade than a 1055T, unless you're doing really heavy multitasking.
I'm running all my games at 1920x1080 on a HD5770 or even a HD4850, and they're smooth. I don't play any current FPS titles though, but I think my games are at least as demanding as City of Heroes.
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