$600 Poker Build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Late November

BUDGET RANGE: $600 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Poker (Multitabling), Watching Videos (YouTube, MLB.tv), Web Browsing, Instant Messaging, iTunes, Documents/Spreadsheets

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: It seems like AMD would be the best choice for budget on CPU/Mobo, I think I want Windows 7 but definitely open to suggestions there as well

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Wants: no lag when opening windows or multitabling poker, not choppy when streaming video, not choppy when playing HD video, ability to run poker, web browser, video, instant messaging at the same time without lag.

Hopefully this is possible.. I tried to be as specific as I could.. Also, the $600 is not a firm budget but what I would "like" to stay under. Obviously if I can build it cheaper and it would suffice I would love to do that too. Thanks for any help/guidance!

Derek
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  1. that 700w psu gives you room to buy a good graphics card should you find that the integrated Radeon HD 4200 isnt enough

    a suggestion- Saphire Vapor X Radeon HD 4850 1GB for $94.99 AR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102834&cm_re=4850-_-14-102-834-_-Product
  2. AMD Athlon II X3 440 + ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.456240
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 + LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.469378
    SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151175
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB + OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.466067

    $429.93
  3. wheres the OS mosox

    my build may be more expensive but it includes OS and double the Hard drive space
  4. How about this hard drive, yes it is slow but has a lot of storage
  5. Try this build. Should work very well for your needs.
    EDIT: Realized I included 2 DVD drives, removed one and adjusted price.

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152185
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$15.00 Instant
    $74.99
    $59.99


    SAPPHIRE 100253HDMI Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Low Profile Ready ...
    Item #: N82E16814102829
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$13.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $68.99
    $55.99


    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT
    Item #: N82E16820231253
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $81.99


    OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...
    Item #: N82E16817341016
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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    LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827106289
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$30.00 Instant
    -$20.00 Combo
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $109.98
    $59.98


    ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131603
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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    AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX440WFGIBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103843
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$5.00 Instant
    -$17.00 Combo
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $161.98
    $139.98


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811146061
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    -$10.00 Combo
    $149.98
    $129.98

    Subtotal: $527.91
    Calculate Shipping

    Shipping: $2.99

    Grand Total: $530.90
  6. He needs for storage ^
  7. thanks a lot for the help guys.. i'm checking it all out right now.. i actually don't need a terrabyte of storage.. i think i would rather have a faster hard drive.. 320gb or 500gb should be plenty of space
  8. dpeaz said:
    thanks a lot for the help guys.. i'm checking it all out right now.. i actually don't need a terrabyte of storage.. i think i would rather have a faster hard drive.. 320gb or 500gb should be plenty of space



    you may not need 1 tb of storage but for $5 more than the 500gb version i think its a steal
  9. ok yeah.. i totally agree with that.. i was thinking i was giving up speed for storage.. i guess the SSD's are still pricey
  10. dpeaz said:
    ok yeah.. i totally agree with that.. i was thinking i was giving up speed for storage.. i guess the SSD's are still pricey



    no you are not giving up speed for storage and yes at your budget an ssd is too pricey
  11. So after lots of analyzing and comparing this is what I came up with.. please make any suggestions..


    LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827106289
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    $19.99


    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT
    Item #: N82E16820231253
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
    $81.99


    OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817341022
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152185
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$35.00 Instant
    -$20.00 Combo
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $159.98
    $104.98


    ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131603
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX440WFGIBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103843
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
    Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
    -$5.00 Instant
    -$17.00 Combo
    $15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
    $161.98
    $139.98


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811146061
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant
    -$10.00 Combo
    $149.98
    $129.98

    Subtotal: $476.92

    Shipping: $5.89

    Total AR: $452.81
  12. looks good but my mobo & cpu combo are cheaper and just as good
  13. Hmm also not a functional config as yet as no discrete GPU was stated and 770 chipset has no IGP
  14. ok so if i go with dan's mobo i would be good?.. i would save some money and have an IGP right? thanks again guys, i'm a total newb but i like to think i'm catching on quick
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