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$500 Semi-Gaming PC ($600 Maybe)

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July 2, 2010 3:37:12 AM

I have started working this summer so I finally have started getting money to get a new computer. Most of my time will be spent on the internet with occasional gaming but I don't plan on running anything serious. I should have all the money by the end of this month so that's when i'll start shopping. I don't have any preferences on brands but I would like to buy the parts from Newegg. I have a Mouse, Keyboard, 17 Inch Moniter, and Speakers from my current Dell 4600. Right now my resolution is at 1024x768 but it can go up 1280x1024. I won't be doing any overclocking or using SLI/Crossfire. I currently have an Optical Drive, Hard Drive, and Case in mind but feel free to suggest something else if you feel it's better. So I need a Motherboard, a CPU (i'm looking at a Dual Core but if I can get a Triple Care in my budget then i'll buy it), RAM, a Video Card (Must have atleast 512 MB), and a PSU.

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD2500AAKS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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July 2, 2010 4:27:25 AM

CPU - X3 440
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - GSKillz 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - OCZ 500W -> If this combo is still available by the time you make the purchase, then get it as you get a free DVD...maybe you can sell it somewhere...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Graphics card -
HD 5750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But the HD 5770 is about ~$30 more and is well worth it if you upgrade your monitor later on...and also it will still be within budget...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - That Antec 300 is a good choice...but check out the Antec 300 Illusion too as sometime it would come with free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And here I have not included any combos as they tend to change ...so look out for those too...
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July 3, 2010 3:09:12 AM

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