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Is this a good $500 budget gaming pc?

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July 29, 2010 5:56:46 AM

i am saving up like 500 bucks for a custom build pc..
so here are the parts i am looking foward to.

website: newegg.com

asus cd/dvd burner : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

rosewill challenger computer case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

amd athlon II x3 3.0ghz triple core: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

samsung spinpoint f3 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gskill 4gb (2x2) drr3 pc3 10600: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

asus M4A785TD-V EVO motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

so this is the parts i am intrested in so let me know if its a good build for a 500 $ budget thanks,



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July 29, 2010 6:16:41 AM

^ Which graphics card will you be using ?? Have you checked for combos ??

X3 440 + CASE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Gigabyte 870A + GSKillz 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OCZ 500W + DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

And what resolution ? If higher - HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Total - ~$510 | $490 Including rebates...
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July 29, 2010 8:58:38 AM

You have to elaborate what resolution/settings u game on so we could suggest just how much teeth u require in the GPU dept.
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July 29, 2010 9:09:11 PM

Yes, you need a GPU; onboard won't cut it unless you only play very old games, 2D titles, and/or very low resolution (like 1024x768). What to get will depend on your actual resolution, game titles, and how much you may be willing to lower settings; constrained by your budget, of course. From an $80 HD4670 or HD5570 to a $200 GTX460, there are a lot of decent choices.
Your chosen PSU was favorably reviewed at HardwareSecrets: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-Green-S... although I think there's a lot to be said for modular cables like on the OCZ.
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August 3, 2010 2:27:31 AM

Onus said:
Yes, you need a GPU; onboard won't cut it unless you only play very old games, 2D titles, and/or very low resolution (like 1024x768). What to get will depend on your actual resolution, game titles, and how much you may be willing to lower settings; constrained by your budget, of course. From an $80 HD4670 or HD5570 to a $200 GTX460, there are a lot of decent choices.
Your chosen PSU was favorably reviewed at HardwareSecrets: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-Green-S... although I think there's a lot to be said for modular cables like on the OCZ.

can't i use the video card on the motherboard because probably the only game i'll play would be 18 wheels of steel or call of duty mw2
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August 3, 2010 4:26:49 AM

Check the system requirements on CODMW2. Does it say it can run off of onboard graphics?
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August 3, 2010 10:17:22 AM

Go here: http://www.yougamers.com/gameometer/10214/
It looks like yes, but not well. You could start with integrated, see how poorly it runs, then decide what discrete card to get based on how much improvement you need.
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August 3, 2010 10:53:30 AM

Only if 1024 x 768 normal settings is fine wif u ^^ Can also try OCing the IGP Frankly peeps only have to resort to this in my sub $300 configs so with $500 u shouldn't have to hehe
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August 3, 2010 2:32:56 PM

thank you zooted appreciate.
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