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$350-$450 budget gaming

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August 24, 2010 8:57:03 AM

Not necessarily a matter of "is this good enough money wise", but more of "What is the best I can get for this amount of money"

Few quick notes

I do not require a monitor, mouse, keyboard, headset, or a flashy case.

Portability is pointless

Operating system is optional

Hard drive space is not a necessity, I can live with 160GB(I have external options if needed)

DVD/CD writer is not a big deal(would like one, but do not care about the quality)

I plan on buying this system sometime this upcoming week.

A friend put this together, thoughts?

APEX Vortex 3620mini Black Metal / ABS MicroATX Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX GT220XZNF2 GeForce GT 220 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI 740GM-P25 AM3 AMD 740G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Elite 460 RS-460-PSAR-J3 460W ATX12V V2.31 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX245OCGQBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-2GBNQ
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3160813AS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache IDE 22X DVD±R DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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Have also considered getting this combo, and adding the video card from the previous build.

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor (Model: ADX245OCGQBOX)

ASUS AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX Motherboard (Model: M4A785-M)

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (Model:
F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK)

Western Digital Caviar Green 800GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (Model: WD8000AARS)

LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+/-R 2MB Cache SATA DVD Writer w/ LightScribe Support (Model: iHAS424-98)

Rosewill Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with 1x 80mm Fan (Model: FB-02)

Rosewill 600W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply (Model: RV2-600)

COMBO LINK - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

XFX GT220XZNF2 GeForce GT 220 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks in advance for any help.

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 24, 2010 10:10:42 AM

Have a look at this thread, and more specifically, batuchka's $427 AR build.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 24, 2010 11:05:32 AM

ASUS M4A77TD + AMD Athlon II X3 440
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CORSAIR 2GB 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W + SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner + Antec Three Hundred
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$494.88

$434.88 After rebates.
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 24, 2010 12:11:30 PM

$427AR
a b B Homebuilt system
August 25, 2010 4:16:51 AM

You are welcomed ^^
September 2, 2010 1:20:17 AM

batuchka said:
You are welcomed ^^

I purchased that same setup, got everything plugged in and setup, and my motherboard is not getting power from my power supply.

Did you have any issues when you first got this setup?
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