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Anonymous
September 3, 2010 4:57:24 PM

Hey all, I'm looking to build my first PC and would like your opinions.

I'm a gamer - not crazy high end, but bit more than casual. But, price is a big deal. I plan to use parts from my existing PC to reduce the cost. My price range is $500 - $600.

Here's what I'm thinking:

Mobo: $108
GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: $150
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: $155
SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE/PSU Option #1: $185

PSU: $95
Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-D-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: $90
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE/PSU Option #2: $109
Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 120mm ...

Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-D-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I know it isn't the most amaxing build in the world, but it's an upgrade from my 4 year old XPS.

So, what do you think? Good? Bad?
Are there places I could upgrade the choices but stay in budget?
Could I cut back on something and still be good?
What about the different case options? Is one definitely better than the other?

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Anonymous
September 3, 2010 4:59:32 PM

I already have the hard drive, DVD drive, memory, network card, monitor, keyboad, and mouse.
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September 3, 2010 5:05:21 PM

Do you need OS? If so that GPu you linked combos with win 7 64 bit OEm
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Anonymous
September 3, 2010 5:30:29 PM

Don't need OS, but if the price is right...trying to find that combo, but no success...mind adding the link
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Anonymous
September 3, 2010 5:35:16 PM

Nevermind
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Anonymous
September 6, 2010 2:17:07 AM

True, but then I would need an Intel Mobo, and those are generally more expensive, right? So would I really save anything in the long run?
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September 6, 2010 2:29:03 AM

IMO grab an Asrock 880g extreme for the mobo, and an XFX black edition 750 watt PSU.

Same price, but nicer.
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September 6, 2010 8:40:36 AM

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True, but then I would need an Intel Mobo, and those are generally more expensive, right? So would I really save anything in the long run?



Err no Nvidia cards runs just as well on AMD mobos :lol: 
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