400-600 "daily driver" some gaming more movies Tags: New Build Movies Systems Product Last response: December 6, 2010 3:39 PM in Systems Share jrobie79 December 6, 2010 3:14:57 AM Approximate Purchase Date: before christmas to use sales Budget Range: 400-600 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Watch movies, web surfing, games, listening to music, video/picture editing (or trying to at least) Parts Not Required: Monitor, Mouse, speakers Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ignorant to good parts sites, anything trustworthy and cheap, from what i remember pricewatch was pretty popular Country of Origin: USA Massachusetts Parts Preferences: claiming ignorance again.....construction worker tough finding time to research parts and up to date technology Overclocking: maybe? SLI or Crossfire: dont know what it means Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 i think Additional Comments: would like to run newest version of windows, very familiar with XP and want to stick with the windows theme, currently using XP pro More about : 400 600 daily driver gaming movies gkay09 December 6, 2010 4:01:51 AM ^ SLI/ Crossfire means running 2 similar cards together(on supporting h/w) to get more performance, but if you are not a hardcore gamer, a single card setup would suffice IMO.. Here is a build... X3 450 + Biostar 770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Mushkin 4GB DDR3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CASE + OS http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GTX 460 768MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Or something cheaper HD 5770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Samsung F3 500GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... DVD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l ScrewySqrl December 6, 2010 3:39:47 PM GKay's build is pretty good. If you plan to watch movies, you probably want to hook it up to an HDTV, which will be 1920x1080 (1080p) and might want a ~$50 Blu-Ray Player as well. If you do that and still want games, stick with the GTX 460 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSony Bravia KLV-32R407A for PC Gaming/Movies/Daily Uses Forum Laptop advice (+FAQ) $400-$600, mild games, movies, take on trips, school Forum Gaming/Daily Driver Build - need feedback Forum Solvedis this monitor good enough for light occasional gaming and more movie watching? Forum John Milius on Games, Movies and More Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !