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August 4, 2010 4:23:38 AM

I'm building a gaming comp and to save money, I'm reusing parts from a 1yr old hp computer I got. It's the first time I do this type of thing, so bare with me.

A quick rundown of the parts

CPU: Amd Phenom ii X4 920 2.8 GHz (hp)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit(hp)
Mobo: MSI MS-7548 (hp)
GPU?: SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 or EVGA 250 GTS
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty Edition 550w
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid-Tower Black Case
Hard Drive: 320 GB 7200 rpm SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec) (hp)
Optical Drive: 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA
RAM: 4GBs, DDR2


EDIT: My other Option will be a 460GTX EVGA 512 GB, with cheap psu with antec 300

I'm bumped on GPU. My resolution is 1900x1080 and I usually play Source Engine based games (HL2, L4D, CS:S, TF2)

I haven't purchased anything yet but if I did, the total will be around 280, where my limit is 340$


What I need is your advice on the parts that I'm using. I'm thinking of buying a new motherboard, but most good ones are too much.



My main focus is on the GPU. The scout case is my absolute favorite and I'd like to keep it in this project. I think there are some good PSU's out there, but its hard to choose (I saw one 600w for like 25 bucks)

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August 4, 2010 4:26:24 AM

Well when picking PSUs it's not advisable just to look at wattage so to aid in your research perhaps drop down to Johnny Guru?
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August 4, 2010 4:31:45 AM

batuchka said:
Well when picking PSUs it's not advisable just to look at wattage so to aid in your research perhaps drop down to Johnny Guru?


Yeah, I know this, but the GPU specifications say that it needs over 450w minimum. Is this too much for the cards?

Also, I'll be purchasing everything from newegg, microcenter, and tigerdirect.
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August 4, 2010 5:15:42 AM

oh crap
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August 4, 2010 6:41:31 AM

looks good the 25 dollor rebate ends today on the power supply newegg combo
if your windows7 came with your Hewlett-Packard i think it will only work with that motherboard might not be worth it do you have any old memory with the hp ? 4 gigs total is good for gaming
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August 4, 2010 8:56:43 AM

A $25 600W PSU does not sound like a PSU i would hit even in my sub $300 configs tbh hehe
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August 4, 2010 9:21:52 AM

Whatever you do, dont get a GTS250. A 5770 is nice, but I would probably get the GTX460, cause its very fast for the money, and SLI scaling is also very good, if you wanted to add another in the future. 5770 is still nice though - DirectX11 and faster than a GTS250 :) 
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August 4, 2010 12:19:17 PM

Nope not referring to Antec ECO line ^^
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August 4, 2010 1:02:01 PM

the OCZ is really a great PSU and modular, I have it in my setup and its wonderful but honestly this is the first time a use a branded PSU so I wouldnt know the diffrence lol
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August 4, 2010 1:17:06 PM

The ModX is fine but i would try not to compromise to the StealthXtreme line as those aren't 80+ certified
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August 5, 2010 12:12:23 PM

new rebate
Offer valid 8/5/10 to 8/16/10 at Newegg.com & Newegg.ca ONLY
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