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Trying to build first PC could use lots of help please

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August 14, 2010 2:08:06 PM

I hope to buy the parts and have it built by the end of the month but I am not in a rush to do this. I am looking to spend between 500-800 for a mostly surfing the internet and casual gaming computer. I need help on all parts except for monitor and peripherals. I am in the United States and prefer to use but the site does not matter much. I have no preference of parts and have don't plan on overclocking. I plan on running at 1024x768. Here are the parts I came up with so far none of these are set in stone.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3750528AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX635WFGMBOX

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

HEC 6C60BS Black / Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

hec HP585D 585W ATX12V Power Supply - No Power Cord - OEM

XFX Core Edition GS250XYSL4 GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - OEM

I would be grateful for any help and I apologize if I did not post this correctly.

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August 14, 2010 3:15:35 PM

Mr Pizza said:
This is what happens when people come here and do NO research...
AMD can only take dual channel ram... *facepalm*


Spinpoint F3,

You do not need a sound card, try onboard audio and if its no good, get a sound card.

with those savings ^
get this video card,

Thank you for the help. I did research the ram I just forgot that it had to be in pairs.
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August 14, 2010 4:25:22 PM

I am looking to spend between 500-800 for a mostly surfing the internet and casual gaming computer. I plan on running at 1024x768

Hmm do u turn down res or is that your current display's native resolution?
August 14, 2010 7:23:09 PM

I turn it down as I do not like sitting close to the screen.

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August 15, 2010 2:01:06 AM
August 25, 2010 6:20:51 PM

Best answer selected by kentuckyredbird83.