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Newegg budget build

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August 16, 2010 2:58:30 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Very soon

BUDGET RANGE: <$350 after rebates, the cheaper the better

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, etc.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Peripherals, Windows 7 64-bit, ATX case, monitor, CD/DVD drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768

Alright, here are the parts that I think will work well. My current system is an ancient relic (P4 Northwood, 7300GT) so anything else is a significant upgrade. With the combo deals, coupons and rebates, this comes out to about $280 on Newegg. Please tell me if I've made any terrible errors :) 

Biostar A770E MOBO

AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

EVGA 512-P3-1240-LR GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified

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August 16, 2010 3:15:06 AM

change the rana 445 for rana 440...

ddr2 for dd3

seagate for samsung

ocz modxstream pro 600w for ocz fatal1ty 550w

and get ethe fastest gpu u can
August 16, 2010 3:16:54 AM

ohh and dont get that ram... get a g.skill ddr3 cl7 or cl8 1333mhz
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August 16, 2010 3:18:44 AM

gpu: ati raeddeon 4670
August 16, 2010 3:19:33 AM

Diff. ram requires a diff. mobo. You're not going to be able to game enjoyable on 350$.

August 16, 2010 3:42:18 AM

The difference between the Rana 440 and 445 is only $1 currently, so I figured I might as well go with the 445.

Considering my low monitor resolution, and how crappy my current rig is, I think I my gaming will be quite a bit more enjoyable than now.

I've heard that the performance difference between DDR2 and DDR3 still isn't that great. Is there much of a difference?
August 16, 2010 3:48:06 AM

$349AR- good to go for even 1680 x 1050 no AA most current game titles hehe

DDR3 for fresh builds as the sun has gone down on DDR2 with current and future platforms all DDR3 ^^
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