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August 13, 2010 2:13:57 PM

Hello,

I am interested in building my own PC for the first time. Primarily for Civ V, I've been waiting for the system requirments to pull the trigger on anything. They are:

Recommended Requirements

Operating System: Windows� Vista SP2/ Windows� 7
Processor: 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free
DVD-ROM Drive: Required for disc-based installation
Video: 512 MB ATI 4800 series or better, 512 MB nVidia 9800 series or better
Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
DirectX�: DirectX� version 11

I would like to keep the cost between 700-900 (not including monitor, mouse & keyboard)

Thanks In advance for your help!

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August 13, 2010 2:23:47 PM

AMD Phenom II x4 955 $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A78T-E $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB $86
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Cooler Master 690 + Samsung DVD Writer $73
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB $170 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: about $750 + $100 for OS = about $850

EDIT: LINKS WORK NOW (YAY!!)
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August 13, 2010 2:26:51 PM
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August 13, 2010 2:37:29 PM

sorry, didn't mean to just dump that on you. :-/

thats a build from another thread with a little tweaking for your budget. forgot the OS.... oops. my links arent working... grr. ill edit that.

EDIT: ps, Im a really big civ 3 fan myself, first real game i played.
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August 13, 2010 2:40:25 PM

$682AR +$100 for OS
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August 13, 2010 2:42:42 PM

what is up with the BIOSTAR, i don't care what anyone says, that is a bad brand.
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August 13, 2010 2:48:48 PM

and the F3 is preferable to the Barracuda.
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August 13, 2010 2:49:05 PM

If u have to know others dun listen to me all this while because i state brand A>B but because i worked with most brands and understand all brands have gems/lemons at different price points/features ^^
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August 13, 2010 3:15:05 PM

rainvie1 said:
AMD Phenom II x4 955 $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A78T-E $115
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB $86
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Cooler Master 690 + Samsung DVD Writer $73
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB $170 AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: about $750 + $100 for OS = about $850

EDIT: LINKS WORK NOW (YAY!!)



This looks like the preferable build in terms of price & quaility. I'll do some background research into all the parts listed to make sure in the mean time other suggestions are more than welcome.

Cheers!
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