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November 10, 2010 3:34:38 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: today

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) around 500My build so far

System Usage from Most to Least Important: balanced computer, but i guess i would put gaming first

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

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Amd

Overclocking: If needed

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: native at 1920X1080

Additional Comments: Just want a desktop that can run games well and handle everyday tasks(word processing,music,internet,videos)

my build so far



SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152181
$54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...
Item #: N82E16817371015
-$30.00 Instant
$99.99
$69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9A G
Item #: N82E16820145251
-$5.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$69.99
$64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103872
-$5.00 Instant
$78.99
$73.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119233
SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151192
$10.00 Combo
$76.98
$66.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814102858
ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157198
$40.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate Card
$279.98
$224.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Promo Code: -$37.50

Grand Total: $522.41

If you could help me finalize this build id appreciate it

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November 10, 2010 3:40:03 PM

That's actually a really good build.

If you didn't have a decent combo on the graphics card, I would suggest looking at trying to fit a 6850 in, as they're about 50%+ performance for $20-40 more than a 5770.

Without exhaustively researching combos, I don't think you can do too much better.
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November 10, 2010 5:08:21 PM

Doesn't he still need a mobo?
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November 10, 2010 5:13:18 PM

@1-anh, no he has a combo deal with his GPU for an ASRock mobo. The build looks fine. Doubt you should upgrade to the 6850. The 5770 should be more than enough to handle everything that is out.
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November 10, 2010 6:27:30 PM

@ dandydaniel, whoops I apologize didn't see that there. Look's like a solid build to me, but personally I would go for at least an athlon x4 and an hd 6850. But his current setup definitely looks good.
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