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Rate my budget gaming build -$540

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August 6, 2010 1:04:52 AM

Processor~AMD Phenom II X2 555-$100

Mobo~MSI 785G3 AM3 ATX mobo
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... (comes free with my processor)

PSU/OD~OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - $40

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU~SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card -$140

RAM/Case~G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL 469343

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -$147
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

OS~ windows 7 premium 64-bit-$85

HDD~Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive -$38

Total price=$560

Monitor= dell ultra sharp 17'inch res=1280x1024
August 6, 2010 5:35:06 PM

Not bad at all. What sort of games are you planning to use it for? Planning to overclock? If not, I would opt for a tri-core. Keep in mind that the slowest part of your system will be your HDD
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August 6, 2010 5:51:59 PM

Dump the cassing, Get Cooler Master HAF 922. Good, REALLY good and bit cheaper.

Otherwise nice setup. get it soon.
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August 6, 2010 7:52:40 PM

the case i already got : (

but i will use this computer for gaming mainly...i play games that are not very demanding like dota, heroes of newerth, half life 2, starcraft 2, roller coaster tycoon 3, and maybe mass effect 2.

I also use for web browsing, watching vidoes, and general schoolwork.

I think i might get a different HDD but can you recommend me a good HDD under $50? I dont care about hard drive space too much i don't use that many gigs of storage anyway.
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August 6, 2010 7:54:13 PM

i will also try to unlock to a quad core so what cpu cooler should i get?

I would prefer to spend below $35 for a cpu cooler.
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August 6, 2010 8:03:07 PM

I don't see any option of good hdd in 50$, may be lowest Velociraptor.

In 35$ you can get a good HSF (Heatsink Fan for noobs), pretty good. try Xigmatek, Scythe, Zalman &

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2+ sik!
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August 6, 2010 8:16:45 PM

hdd = Samsung Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB.
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August 6, 2010 8:26:01 PM

yeah that cpu cooler is the one i am going to get..thanks! Ill go to the store today and see what hardrives i can find....ill reply by tommorow on a final build.
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August 6, 2010 8:30:12 PM

hard drive is only 5 dollars over budget and free shipping
$54.99
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