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My $650 Gaming PC Build - TODAY

When: Ordering tomorrow.

Don't need: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers.

Goals: Gaming PC. Not hardcore but gets the job done.

Already have: An XFX ATI 5770 video card (valued $150). That leaves $500 to complete the build:



Promo discounts explained: -$20 for Hard drive, $-6 for 2x2GB RAM.

What do you think?
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    Spend the extra money for a quality RAM kit.

    $105
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321

    Better off spending a few more $ and getting a f3 500gb for $55.
    Much better performance.

    You should also consider a better case.

    Antec 300 illusion + win 7 combo.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.437504.11-129-066
  2. That case has $15 shipping. Here's another Antec case with free shipping and a better overall rating (although there's only 7 reviews):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129084&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL070810&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL070810-_-EMC-070810-Index-_-ComputerCases-_-11129084-L06A

    I made a correction about my GPU in OP.. I actually have a 5770, not 5570.

    Regarding RAM, I'm going to install this one (already have):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231180

    The Crucial RAM that I'm buying will just be for another computer build (I need new RAM without heat shields due to clearance issues).



    Hows it look?
  3. The 2 hundred has worse cooling and fewer features than the 300 illusion.
    Not a huge deal though, rest looks fine.
  4. Best answer selected by smittyline.
  5. Done, thanks.
  6. I installed a $90 Nvidia GTS 250 instead and overclocked it. It's cheaper than the 5770. Bad Company 2 at 1920x1200 resolution runs as smooth as butter with this system. Very nice. Better than the 5770 in my computer with a faster CPU.

    Total build cost including video card: $575.91. Way under budget!
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