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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


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

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


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

OVERCLOCKING: No, but may look into it


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

MOBO - ASRock 770 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB3 - $89.99

GPU - HIS H577FK1GD Radeon HD 5770 - $149.99

RAM - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $93.99

PSU - Antec BP550 Plus 550W - $79.99

CASE - NZXT GAMMA Classic - $29.99

HDD - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB - $54.99

OPTICAL - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW - $21.99

Grand total = $596

COOLER - Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler - $34.99
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...

Corsair 4GB + NZXT M59

OCZ ModExtreme 500W + WD Black 640GB

Graphics card - Newer revision cooler...

And an extra fan for the case...

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.

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