$400 gaming rig

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: None set, hopefully soon BUDGET RANGE: $400 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD, Asrock

OVERCLOCKING: No e SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024 x 768 or a bit higher

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I just need an average case and decent psu and I'm set

Mobo: ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157176&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

CPU: 440 Rana triple core

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103843

GPU: ATI radeon hd 4850 1gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161289&cm_re=4850_1g-_-14-161-289-_-Product

RAM: 2gb of this RAM it is actually Randomly picked, I want 2gb but is this a little too good, I saw led's somewhere

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148311&cm_re=2gb_ddr3-_-20-148-311-_-Product

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD5000AAKS ( I know it's Amazon but it's very cheap)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q82PIQ?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&tag=hardwarevol03-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000Q82PIQ

OD:SAMSUNG SATA 24x DVD Burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151193&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

case and psu: can you help me get both of these for no more than $80 all together? THANKZ
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  1. Guy in another thread saw this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121004&Tpk=N82E16811121004
    Should be fine though with what you picked out.

    Just a side of warning anything from VIA is always a pain in the ass and hardly ever works. This board has VIA audio. Might want to get a cheap sound card.
  2. Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147135

    Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016
  3. THanks man, I'll always be plugging my headset and headphones into the speakers and usb though, so no sound-card?
  4. Eh, assuming you can get the drivers to work sure no sound card lol.

    leyshadow said:
    THanks man, I'll always be plugging my headset and headphones into the speakers and usb though, so no sound-card?
  5. Wait, that case is micro atx my motherboard is just atx? what about this http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.437616
  6. Ya that would be a bit small wouldn't it. Nah keep the board you have just wanted to warn you about the audio. The common complaint with that board is getting the audio to work that's all. That was from the newegg comments.

    As for case just pick out something you like. That's more of a aesthetic thing then performance. Just make sure it supports standard ATX motherboards. I guess the name brands people like are Antec, coolermaster, thermaltake to name some. I'm sure others here have/can mention additional ideas for you. My favorite case is the ANtec performance series. I would so get the Antec p193 if I had money to burn.

    Ya know have fun picking out a case. that has nothing to do with how fast or stable your system is. Although there is the power supply but *shrug.

    leyshadow said:
    Wait, that case is micro atx my motherboard is just atx? what about this mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157177&cm_re=micro_atx_motherboard-_-13-157-177-_-Product since it's microatx
  7. Decent combo but I won't trust that PSU in the case as far as I would could throw it!!

    I still support my previous recommendations: Rosewill Wind Knight Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case and Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply
  8. so expensive though, hmmm I'll look into it
  9. Remember... There are two items that can be used in all your builds over the next 2 to 3 year, if you buy good ones now... Case and PSU.

    Plus, you NEVER want to buy cheap on your PSU. It will cost you more in the end, once it dies and takes other components with it! You should always look to get a quality power supply for any build.
  10. 80-100 bucks for a case is pretty standard. What he picked out is good though.

    leyshadow said:
    so expensive though, hmmm I'll look into it
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