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Advice for a Budget AMD Gaming System

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August 4, 2010 10:35:09 PM


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 2 Weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $600 - 750

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Movies/Music, Programming, Web Surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse, Speakers.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com and Pricewatch.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD CPU, ATI Card
OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Its my first build. I was just wondering if my parts look decent and if I should do something different.

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Parts:

CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics:
HIS H575Q1GD Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo:
GIGABYTE GA-770T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive:
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 4, 2010 11:22:56 PM

The GPU is not very strong for a gaming build.

For that resolution you want a 5770 minimum, probably a 460 would be ideal, even a 768MB one. To do this without going over budget is to look for good combos.

I'd suggest this: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W & Gigabyte GV-R577S0-1GB $200 Only increases the price by $30.
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