$400 Poker Build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP

BUDGET RANGE: $400 After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Poker (Multitabling), Watching HD Videos (YouTube, MLB.tv), Web Browsing, Instant Messaging, iTunes, Documents/Spreadsheets

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD, Windows 7

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Wants: no lag when opening windows or multitabling poker, not choppy when streaming video, not choppy when playing HD video, ability to run poker, web browser, video, instant messaging at the same time without lag.

I tried to be as specific as I could.. Thanks for any help/guidance!

Derek
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  1. This is what I came up with.. Please make any suggestions.. Also please let me know if these parts are all compatible.. Is 2GB of RAM enough or do I need 4GB? Thanks again!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
    LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827106289
    $16.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134637
    Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KVR1333D3N9K2/2G
    Item #: N82E16820134637
    $36.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.514468
    OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817341022
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152181
    $99.98

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.538436
    BIOSTAR TA790GXB3 AM3 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813138163
    AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103872
    $127.98

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.437504.11-146-061
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811146061
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $129.98

    SUBTOTAL $411.92
    SHIPPING $12.72
    REBATES $25.00

    TOTAL $399.64 delivered after rebates
  2. Well u could hit 4GB and stay within budget hehe

    Tower $288AR

    OS $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    $388AR in total
  3. wow.. nice work batuchka.. i like it.. my only question is.. would this be better memory?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231253

    thanks!
  4. Where i'm at the best/most popular entry level/value DDR3 memory are Kingston and Team Elite (0% incompatibility issue with AM3 mobos to date) but if u prefer GSkill those are fine too ^^
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