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July 16, 2010 8:41:20 PM


Are these parts compatible? Its my first build...I dont know if my PSU is enough either

Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 159.99 Shipping: FREE
Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 69.99 Shipping: 7.56
Graphics Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 154.99 Shipping: FREE
Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 95.99 Shipping: FREE
PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 55.00 Shipping: 1.99
HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 54.99 Shipping: FREE
Optical:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 23.99 Shipping: 2.99

I don't really want to take suggestions for parts that are at a higher price since I'm already over my budget.
July 16, 2010 8:45:04 PM

Please fill out the sicky so we know more in what you intend to do, just saying gaming computer can mean alot of differnet things.

-Proc is good
-Mobo is a 16x, 4x board. If you were every going to crossfire get a 8x/8x minimum.
-Video card will be good for mid level settings.
- Better ram for not much more money.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Were you going to crossifre? If so get atleast a 600w psu for two 5770s. If you wanted to OC and add a few more components then bump it up another 50w for safe room.
- Everything else is fine

- Have you considered an aftermarket HSF and lube for overclocking?
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July 16, 2010 8:47:27 PM

Is your budget $600? If so, I'd build something more like this:

CPU/Mobo: X3 440 and HD Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $183 after rebate
RAM: GeIL 2x2 GB 1333 mhz CAS Latency 9 $83
GPU/PSU: HD 5770 and OCZ StealthXStream 600W $215 after rebate
HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
Case: Rosewill Wind Knight $35
Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $18

Total: $589

The CPU is downgraded a bit, but the board is upgraded to one that will support Crossfire (adding a second GPU), which makes it better overall for gaming. The reason for this is games are mostly dependent on the GPU, not the CPU, so you could easily drop in a second 5770 and nearly double your performance for a cheaper price.
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July 16, 2010 9:07:32 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 20-30 Days

BUDGET RANGE: Under 600

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (everything from hl and css to fallout 3 and crysis)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Case, Mouse, and Keyboard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: prefer ati and amd

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Sometime in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Haven't picked out monitor yet, looking for the highest resolution

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July 17, 2010 1:06:03 AM

So here's an updated one with new mobo, RAM, GPU, PSU, CPU

Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 159.99 ($10 gift card ends 7/19) Shipping: FREE

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 99.99 Shipping: 1.99

Graphics Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 154.99 Shipping: FREE

Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 93.99 Shipping: 1.99

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 79.99 ($10 Rebate) Shipping: 1.99

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 54.99 Shipping: FREE

Optical:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 23.99 Shipping: 2.99
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July 17, 2010 1:06:23 AM

So here's an updated one with new mobo, RAM, GPU, PSU, CPU

Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 159.99 ($10 gift card ends 7/19) Shipping: FREE

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 99.99 Shipping: 1.99

Graphics Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 154.99 Shipping: FREE

Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 93.99 Shipping: 1.99

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 79.99 ($10 Rebate) Shipping: 1.99

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 54.99 Shipping: FREE

Optical:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Price: 23.99 Shipping: 2.99
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