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November 2, 2010 12:50:48 AM

Hi, this is a repost from my noob thread at: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/298071-31-please-buil... (note that i've excluded a monitor)
So here's the formatted details of my build.

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: USD550-615 or RM1700-1900 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://images.lowyat.net/pricelist/czone.pdf

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Parts Preferences: AMD phenom or Intel i5 and above (no preference really).

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (21.5" Dell Ultra Sharp Monitor)

Additional Comments: I don't mind using an integrated sound card... And if guys wanna use a newegg prices I don't mind too. But please don't include any combos...


Thanks for the help guys...

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November 2, 2010 5:22:04 AM

I doubt for your budget, you will be able to get an X4 955/ the i5(Not without compromising on the graphic card and other parts...)
Here is a config -
CPU - X3 440
Mobo - GIGABYTE 770T-ES3
RAM - 4GB kit from Corsair/ Mushkin - which ever is cheaper
CASE - The Cooler Master Elite 430
PSU - SILVERSTONE 500W STRIDER ( A/80+ )
HDD - Samsung F3 1TB (1TB SAMSUNG 32M 7200 RPM)
GPU - HD 5770

The above setup would come within your budget and will play games at good settings @1080p...
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November 2, 2010 6:51:02 AM

As Gkay said, an is 750 is a bit above your range since the entry level is ~$800+ depending on choice of graphics card. At your budget level, an AMD will give you more performance per dollar.
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