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July 29, 2010 9:36:11 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This summer

BUDGET RANGE: 500-600. I'm not sure how to do rebates so...

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (MW2 CSS FPS) Editing (Cinema 4d Sony vegas After Effects)

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, tigerdirect

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: I'm looking for a 5770 but not sure if it suits my monitor

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: some type of glow on the case(first build and all I wanted was bling)


My Build so Far:
MOBO : GIGABYTE GA-EP45T-UD3LR LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
GPU: XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM
CASE : Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower

Total : $590.64
Any advice?
IF anyone knows of any combo deals on newegg let me know.
Also a recommendation for a optical drive that's cheap and will allow me to install windows (no cd burner.)

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July 29, 2010 1:49:27 PM

- Your system looks Ok.
- Sorry can't help with newegg. Never looked into newegg, because newegg doesn't ship to europe.
-Any cheap Samsung drive with burner will do just fine. The price doesn't differ much with the one without burner.

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July 29, 2010 2:01:24 PM
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July 29, 2010 7:48:49 PM


That's a really good combo package.
Is that RAM any different than the one I wrote above?

Also that case you suggested, it only comes with one fan?
July 30, 2010 1:35:54 AM

Question: Is this GPU overkill for my resolution?
July 30, 2010 11:52:25 AM

no the gpu is excellent for your resoloution
July 31, 2010 5:32:23 AM

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