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BUDGET GAMING BUILD 600$

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August 5, 2010 6:46:58 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime this month

BUDGET RANGE: 600 after tax

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Multi-task, Work

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, speaker, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, bestdirect

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: gigabyte or asus mobo

OVERCLOCKING: no
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: no

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Needs to be able to run L4D 2 on highest quality
a b 4 Gaming
August 5, 2010 7:32:37 AM

I can give you a rough setup that I recently built for a friend -

RAIDMAX Quantum case
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W
ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
OCZ Special Ops Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R
Samsung Spinpoint 500gb
ASUS CuCore Series EAH5770

If you work the newegg Combo Deals... you should be able to scoop that up for around $600 after tax/shipping (also AFTER about $40-$50 in mail in rebates - so your upfront cost would be around 650 with $50 in rebates)
a b 4 Gaming
August 5, 2010 7:33:15 AM

**those parts were all from newegg. :0** I love newegg discounts and combos!
a b 4 Gaming
August 5, 2010 7:44:06 PM

Do you also need an OS? That will eat $90-$99 of your budget...
Your resolution is low enough that a HD5750 would be sufficient; then even a 500W PSU is more than you need, and a 380W Antec Earthwatts would be sufficient.
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