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650 gaming build

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August 4, 2010 9:05:20 PM


BUDGET RANGE: 650 -+15 w/out tax

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: General media, and most importantly SC2!!!

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any trusted site that wont rip me off.


PARTS PREFERENCES: Open to any suggestions



MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900 at the least, or whatever I can get for the price, the monitor upgrade which will come in the future will depend on system compatibilities that fit within the price range.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This is a system I am building for my cousin so he can partake in gaming sc2 with me, so would just like to thank whoever posts ahead of time. This is the general build I have right now that I put together from newegg, if there are changes that can be made, or full rework I am open to hearing them. Two things I am concerned about is not upgrading the PSU and not investing into an upgraded heat sink. I can safely say his climate is bay area climate, so it's not like ambient room temperatures rise too high.

DVD Burner - ASUS Black Bulk - OEM

HD - Spintpoint F3 1tb

Video Card - MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

OS - Win7 64bit oem builder

Combo for CPU/Mobo/Memory/Case
1. AMD ADX635WFGMBOX: $100.99 -

2. MSI 785GTM-E45: $69.99 -

3. G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK: $99.99 -

4. Rosewill R519-BK: $59.99 -

The full price comes to about 660!!

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August 4, 2010 11:48:40 PM

I wouldnt get an old motherboard and DDR2 RAM. For almost the same price you can get a newer motherboard with USB3 and DDR3 RAM.

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August 5, 2010 12:25:31 AM

here is a build for $661 after rebates



gpu+free game:



since we don't know what resoloution u will play at it will be safer to get a gtx 460 because it can handle games at 1080p
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August 5, 2010 12:30:35 AM

i havent followed nvidia, i'm a user of a 5870 myself so I guess i'm just an ATi fanboy, how does that Evga compete with the 5770 which I had planned?
August 5, 2010 12:37:10 AM

the gtx 460 1gb is more powerfull than a 5830 and if oced it can beat the 5850
August 5, 2010 3:46:42 AM

Best answer selected by jrel209.
August 5, 2010 3:47:34 AM

thanks for help mrhosthos, i think i might go that route, looks pretty good, just sucks the case is ugly as helll lol.