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First build budget $900 gaming, movies, surfing PC.

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July 23, 2010 6:13:40 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: mid November
BUDGET RANGE: under $900
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, some video editing.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
PARTS PREFERENCES: don't have any really. I might change my mind along the way, depends on you're recommendations.
OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like this build to be as quiet and cool as possible, the only games that I might be playing on this PC would be Call of Duty games and Counter Strike GO.

I don't know really have my mind set on anything yet. I would like to run Counter Strike GO on max settings with no hiccups at all. Please help me choose the right components for the right price as I'm not too knowledgeable on current computer hardware.
July 23, 2010 6:39:01 PM

Optical/Case
CM 690 and Samsung $73
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HD
F3 500gb $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo/CPU
Ga 890 UD4 and Phenom II x4 $275
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU/PSU
5770 and OCZ 550 w 80+ $190 w/ $40 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM
G SKill Eco $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total: $670 after shipping and $40 Rebates
$698 before
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July 23, 2010 6:40:24 PM

No need for thermal compound if you don't plan on high OC.
Can xfire the 5770 if you need more gaming performance down the road.
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July 23, 2010 6:49:07 PM

Thanks for the thermal compound tip, didn't know i didn't need it if I'm not OC.
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July 23, 2010 8:18:22 PM

Just a thought the better 5770 is the MSI 5770 Hawk. Its a little more expensive but cooler and nice to OC
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July 23, 2010 8:25:32 PM

MSI customer service is nonexistant.

If your GPU has an issue, you have a better chance of newegg accidentally shipping you a free new one, than getting a replacement from MSI.
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July 26, 2010 4:16:35 PM

Well then, I guess I'll stay away from MSI cause good customer service is a must.
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