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October 29, 2010 12:53:47 AM

Hello all,

I Just Recently built a leisure computer and would like one for Photoshop/Design and gaming (AION, Starcraft 2, CIV 5)
I looked in my box of things.. this video card is probably way outdated.. but it's all i have left.. radeon x1300 512 megs. I have also been using an HD TV as my monitor as i have acquired 2 over the last couple of months. It's 26 in. and serves it's purpose. I really don't know anymore since it's been a while, but i have always used AMD computers... Any help would be appreciated as I don't even know where to begin anymore.

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: Approx $500

System Usage: Photoshop/Design and gaming (AION, Starcraft 2, CIV 5)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: AMD

Overclocking: If needed

SLI or Crossfire: Not Familiar.

Monitor Resolution: HD TV monitor

Additional Comments: Thanks for the Help

Best Regards,

Carlos
October 29, 2010 1:31:44 AM

this is what i got so far:


LG 22X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH22LS50 LightScribe Support - OEM
$16.99



Rosewill R519-BK Black Computer Case 500W Power Supply
$59.99


Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$99.99


BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
$54.99


Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1066D3K2/4GR
$65.99


AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX260OCGMBOX
$67.99


Subtotal: $365.94
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October 29, 2010 5:04:31 PM

With carefully planned combos/parts in the $35x cat u could actually get a decent low cost 1680 x 1050 gamer and by default awesome 720p one hehe Also -ve on free PSU with case

$353AR with free game @@
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October 29, 2010 5:09:50 PM

carlosvega1 said:
this is what i got so far:
http://oi51.tinypic.com/116t555.jpg

LG 22X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH22LS50 LightScribe Support - OEM
$16.99



Rosewill R519-BK Black Computer Case 500W Power Supply
$59.99


Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$99.99


BIOSTAR A880G+ AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
$54.99


Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1066D3K2/4GR
$65.99


AMD Athlon II X2 260 Regor 3.2GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX260OCGMBOX
$67.99


Subtotal: $365.94


I'd switch to this HD and get two Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Best HDD out there, fastest. + has a $15 off promo code right now making 2 of them $100
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October 29, 2010 5:48:45 PM

with that stuff i am set for decent gaming? thanks guys in advance
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October 29, 2010 5:52:33 PM

batuchka and if i go with 4 gigs of ram?
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October 29, 2010 6:17:19 PM

carlosvega1 said:
batuchka and if i go with 4 gigs of ram?


I'd get a minimum of 4GB, suggest 6GB
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a b 4 Gaming
October 29, 2010 6:39:28 PM

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 + GIGABYTE GV-R577UD-1GD Radeon HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
AMD Athlon II X3 450 + OCZ Signature 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB + OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Rosewill Blackbone + LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$501.92



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October 29, 2010 6:50:39 PM

mosox said:
GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 + GIGABYTE GV-R577UD-1GD Radeon HD 5770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
AMD Athlon II X3 450 + OCZ Signature 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB + OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Rosewill Blackbone + LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$501.92


^ I'd go with that.
OCZ>Geil
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October 30, 2010 3:04:03 AM

carlosvega1 said:
batuchka and if i go with 4 gigs of ram?



Hmm i though u had max $36x set aside for tower only but if u have more just slap on another 2 gigs :lol: 
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November 2, 2010 3:08:46 AM

well I went away for my school's homecoming this weekend, and it seems i missed all these combo deals.. back to square one? I am trying to duplicate some of these with other mix and matches.. will post soon
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November 2, 2010 3:25:48 AM

MSI N450GTS-M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Item #: N82E16814127527
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

$119.99

Nvidia Gift - Civilization V upgrade coupon to Deluxe Version
Nvidia Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 Game Coupon - Gift PC Game
Item #: N82E16800999249
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy

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


APEX AL-D500EXP 500W ATX12V Power Supply

$34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996586

$59.99

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

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119233
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$15.00 Combo

$114.98

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


ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX


AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103872
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

-$15.00 Instant
-$17.00 Combo

$136.98

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

Total:
$466.93
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a b 4 Gaming
November 2, 2010 3:40:55 AM

Wait a few days, the combos most likely will be back, they reset them at the end of each month.
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November 2, 2010 2:46:51 PM

ahh.. did not know that
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