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August 30, 2010 11:30:25 PM

Hello,

I have decided to build a gaming pc for myself. I've been putting the parts into one of my other computers till I get all of the parts that i need.

I was wondering what motherboard and cpu you would recommend for gaming?
I have a radeon hd 5770 gddr5 and a 650 watt psu that i am going to put in it. and i prob got around $150 budget for each piece.

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August 30, 2010 11:35:43 PM

I would also add that i am hoping to get a dvd and cd burner added to it
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August 30, 2010 11:38:16 PM

What parts do you still need and whats the total budget? If you have $300 for a CPU and motherboard i suggest an ASUS M4A89GTD Pro and an AMD Phenom II 955, get a nice CPU cooler with the left over budget.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

edit: DVD burners are pretty cheap, here is a decent one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 31, 2010 10:16:20 PM

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What parts do you still need and whats the total budget?


well all that i know for sure is that im putting my psu and graphics card in it. so I'm prob going to buy the rest of the parts for it and my budget that i have left could be around $ 500 or more. I'm just saving dollers for parts here and there. so i really dont have a budget. just that the less money i use for the parts, the sooner i could have the pc completed. I would rather have this built sooner than later, but i would rather have quality parts put in
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September 2, 2010 8:14:59 AM

DVD burners are practically commodity items. I prefer Samsung and LG over Lite-On.
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September 2, 2010 9:20:12 AM

For 500$ you could get a i5 750 CPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and a Asus 1156 socket mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this costs about 518$, you could go with a dual core i5 for about 220$, that would be cheaper and it would be good aswell. If you want to go even cheaper than that i would go with

Mobo AM3 socket
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i got this mobo and i have never had any problems with it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the CPU i got aswell, a very good for a cheaper build.

The amd set would cost about 255$ and it would be ok. AMD fans are noisy and not very good in stock, buy a aftermarket cooler like a Zalman or something that you like :)  a good cooler i reccomend are http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... then it would be around 320$

The AMD build will not be as awsome as the i5 build but still ok.
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September 2, 2010 9:31:19 AM

Oh i almost forgot :p 

For a DVD burner go with a cheap one, just make sure it supports SATA and DVD-R so you can burn the most common DVD/CD's. I would prefer a samsung.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the one i got and i completely love it. It supports both DVD-R and DVD+R so you can read and burn any dvd.
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September 2, 2010 8:45:16 PM

just a side note, another reason i was changing my mobo was because the ram for it was 3x the price of other ram I've seen. so ill prob need to buy some new ram with this too.
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September 2, 2010 8:52:52 PM

casadilla said:
just a side note, another reason i was changing my mobo was because the ram for it was 3x the price of other ram I've seen. so ill prob need to buy some new ram with this too.


I dont really understand what you mean, why would the RAM to your mobo be more expensive? It's either DDR-2 or DDR-3 right? Do you got some special mobo or something?
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