$450 Poker Build


BUDGET RANGE: $450 After Rebates

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

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers







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.

This is the 3rd and final time I will be posting this.. I just want to make sure this is a compatible build before I order everything..

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Item #: N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811146061
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817341022
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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-$20.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231277
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

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
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-$5.00 Instant

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131646
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116754
Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
-$35.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo

Total AR: $453.92

I know the hard drive is now listed for $69.99 but I bought it yesterday while it was still $54.99. Please make any suggestions where I might be able to cut costs and let me know if anything I have listed will not work. It would be sweet if I could get it closer to $400 without giving up much but I'm okay with spending $450 also. Thanks in advance!

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  1. Also, what components do you think I might be able to hold out on until Black Friday to get a little cheaper?
  2. Quote:
    I recommend the Coolermaster, I have one and they are nice.... (not that model, but of the Elite series... a 310...) Rosewill is an "unbrand" of Newegg, and is a BIT junky.
    PSU - Yes it is a 600W, but a very good deal...
    Got my vote, +1.

    And check this RAM + CPU Combo
    Never heard of Wintec, ever. CAS latency is 9... Also a bit slow at 1333... but if you can't find a better combo... snatch that one up.
  3. My recomendations as a poker player.

    1. Get a somekind new (not high end) video cards, and dont work with onboard video, it will enable multiple monitor feature for a later upgrade, wich is very handfull for multitabling.

    2. Grab an SSD if u find a good deal, this is good for two reasons, one its in case of a sudden disconnection or a freeze you will be able to restart the PC really fast, and second becouse hand histories are written on the hard drive, it will boost performance by a lot and you will be able to load the database faster.

    I know its not gonna be possible to get a good machine around $400 with a $80-100 video cards and a $80-100 SDD, but if poker its your main system usage its really worth it.
  4. Dpeaz, advise, don't bump.... Mousemonkey will close your thread if you do.

    Do what Pipe says. Get something like the 5770....
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