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September 6, 2010 3:06:28 AM

Hi everyone,
As the title say I am going to attempt to build my first system as an upgrade to my 5+yr Dell XPS. I am on a pretty tight budget so the total cost is ~$570 no including shipping+other random expenses. I plan on using this rig for low to mid range gaming, photoshop, watching movies, and general multitasking. Also, if you could give me some general building tips that would be greatly appreciated. So without further ado here is the hardware. Ty in advance :D 

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

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September 6, 2010 4:17:24 AM

SteelCity said:
Hi everyone,
As the title say I am going to attempt to build my first system as an upgrade to my 5+yr Dell XPS. I am on a pretty tight budget so the total cost is ~$570 no including shipping+other random expenses. I plan on using this rig for low to mid range gaming, photoshop, watching movies, and general multitasking. Also, if you could give me some general building tips that would be greatly appreciated. So without further ado here is the hardware. Ty in advance :D 

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


Here's what I might do. My build is operated under your comment of "mid to low end gaming" and keeping in mind upgrade-ability for the future...

Case: Same case

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

HDD: Spinpoint f3, great drive, low price right now, use the promo code.

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

Mobo/DVD burner: Good Mobo w/ USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s capabilities

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU/PSU: Same CPU, much better PSU, use promo code for PSU as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU/Ram: Less power than the GPU you picked out, but plenty for mid to low range gaming, and just some basic memory.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

You'll be able to upgrade to a much better GPU in the future if you want, and you get a better hard drive and a DVD burner. Just what my line of thinking would be however.
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September 6, 2010 5:07:01 AM



My recommendation. As you can see i am combo crazy but the savings are there. Can't use the promo codes though :( 
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September 6, 2010 4:13:15 PM

I was looking through some of the combos, and found this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...
It looks pretty good pretty much identical to the build I put together before except it is cheaper, has a bigger HDD, and a bigger power supply. Also, I was thinking of switching my GPU to this just because I trust Sapphire more than Asus for GFX cards:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Tell me what you think :) 
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