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August 12, 2010 7:14:57 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Probably this week

BUDGET RANGE: 700- 750 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, everything else.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com or Amazon.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States, State California

PARTS PREFERENCES: Any, heard that AMD is better for budget gaming.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, this is my first build but I will try overclocking

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not right away, but maybe in the future. Not so important right now.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Will be getting a new monitor after the computer, the resolution will be 1920x1200.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would like to have a decent looking case, doesn't need to be overly flashy or anything.

The Parts I am thinking about right now:

AMD PhenomII X4 955BE Deneb 3.2GHz 6MB L3 Quad-Core 125W

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

GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


These are just parts that were recommended by someone I know but if you know parts that would befit my computer better, please tell me.


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August 12, 2010 7:29:29 AM

^ Well AMD is indeed a good choice for budget gaming PC...
Some suggestions...
X4 955 + ASUS 870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

GTX 460 + OCZ 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But if you will be going with a single card, then you can go with say the X3 440/ X4 635 and GTX 470...This would be a better setup for gaming...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
GTX 470
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD + PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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August 12, 2010 7:43:22 AM

Thank you for the suggestions, I have one thing to add to the original specifications and that is that I would like a motherboard that has a built in 8 channels audio. Is it true that the OCZ power supplies are a bit dodgy?
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August 12, 2010 8:00:15 AM

ocz is a brand name they own pc+p psu's it's a budget line but not necessarily bad
antec, corsair, pc+p are known better quility psu's if you cam afford them you can
always upgrade your power supply next year
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a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2010 8:21:18 AM

Maybe they are not as good as the Corsair, but that OCZ Fatality series especially the 550W, is a good PSU...
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August 12, 2010 8:47:22 AM

agreed this from a review and what i meant to say
Bottom Line: If you want ultimate performance with the most stable rails possible then consider another PSU, if you want good performance at a reasonable price and you don’t want to be able to hear it… then the OCZ Fatal1ty 550w is definitely one to consider.
http://tech-reviews.co.uk/reviews/ocz-fatal1ty-550w-psu...
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August 12, 2010 8:53:59 AM

The Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB is only 5 dollars more than the 500 GB HD and offers the same PSU combo. Something to keep in mind.

Also, you kind of need to decide now if you want to SLI in the future or not, because if you plan on it or want the option open you're going to want to get a different mobo and a PSU with more watts. Otherwise you're going to not be able to SLI without upgrading the mobo and PSU. But with your budget you'll probably have to settle for a single card setup, until next build.
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August 12, 2010 8:20:17 PM

Ill select your answer, Gkay09, as the best answer by this evening if there is no other build submitted by then. Thank you, its much appreciated.
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August 12, 2010 8:49:30 PM

GTX 460 is a good card
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August 12, 2010 11:24:02 PM

How good is that Lian Li case?
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August 13, 2010 3:37:19 AM

I have one more question: I have heard good things about microcenter, and everything on there is very cheap. Does anyone have experience ordering from them?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 13, 2010 3:53:52 AM

^ If am not wrong, most of the items are only available in-store that means you have to pick them up directly...If you live nearby a Microcenter store, then you can get parts cheaper...
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August 13, 2010 4:42:13 AM

i go to microcenter in cambridge great store there like bestbuy "certain promotions are in store only" like fry's or order online pickup in store you can order anything online but won't get certian deals that say in store only you won't get the free motherboard you'll have to order bought and pay for each and the cpu's are onsale to and ordering online you get the sale price they will ship anything certain promotions are only avilable in store like fry's if you ever read somebody say i wished i lived near a fry's they have good cpu free motherboard combo's in store also same thing so good deal they have easy returns great store no problems all there building are big and modern not cheap ive bought parts from them retail cpu other stuff been there for years so they arn't going anywhere and they price match got my monitor there to
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August 13, 2010 9:09:49 PM

Best answer selected by marliaths.
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