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$600 Budget Gaming Build

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July 1, 2010 6:43:37 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next month.

BUDGET RANGE: $600 USD or lower preferred

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Everything else.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers/Headset, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or anywhere else that has low prices

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference, as long as it's reliable.

OVERCLOCKING: No, but may look into it

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'd like this to be as cheap as possible yet still future proof as possible. I've looked around on Newegg and I know I'll have to go with an AMD system. I did a build that was close to $700 but I'd like to go cheaper. It included a Phenom II X3 cpu, ATI 5770, 4GB DDR3 RAM, Antec 300 case, Corsair 400 watt psu, and the rest is just whatever was a good deal/best rating. Thanks, ahead of time, to all who reply.

Edit: I'd like to also add that I have no intentions of SLI/Crossfire in the future.
July 1, 2010 7:26:40 AM

Thanks for the reply gkay09.
Those two combos you posted came back saying it was unavailable.
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July 1, 2010 9:50:49 AM

CPU - AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz - $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO - ASRock 770 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB3 - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 - $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $93.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - Antec BP550 Plus 550W - $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - NZXT GAMMA Classic - $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB - $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OPTICAL - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW - $21.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand total = $596


COOLER - Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler - $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
If you bought this, then it keeps the tems nice and low, allows for some OC in the future, and quietens down the ssytem

Grand total = $631
July 1, 2010 2:13:47 PM



July 1, 2010 4:08:08 PM

Thank you guys very much. Question, would there be enough of a performance increase to justify buying a Phenom II X3 that has the L3 cache?
July 2, 2010 4:06:44 AM

^ I dont think so...
July 2, 2010 8:33:04 AM

What do yall think of this?



July 2, 2010 8:44:28 AM

^ I wont suggest a Rosewill PSU...
Some good combos...

RAM + CASE
Corsair 4GB + NZXT M59
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

PSU + HDD -
OCZ ModExtreme 500W + WD Black 640GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Graphics card - Newer revision cooler...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And an extra fan for the case...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And get a newer chipset mobo...those have better chances of supporting the upcoming CPUs...and also not to forget the SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 support...
July 2, 2010 9:32:14 PM

Alright how about this.


After $18 off using promo codes and free shipping it comes to $556. One of those promo codes makes the hard drive go to $39.99.
July 3, 2010 5:49:00 PM

hibbiejibbie3 said:
Alright how about this.
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After $18 off using promo codes and free shipping it comes to $556. One of those promo codes makes the hard drive go to $39.99.


Swap the hdd for a Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB, its only a $ more, aside from that, everything looks good
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