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December 13, 2010 11:41:56 PM

Well I am a somewhat mild gamer, besides MMOs I dont really do anything hardcore. I have been gaming on my laptop for the past couple of months and it hasnt been any fun so I think I am going to try my hand at building a PC for myself.


Approximate Purchase Date: Before Xmas

Budget Range: $300 including shipping (Gonna be using ship2me so I cnt spend too much)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mild Gaming(Aion,Rohan,etc) internet, movies, MSFT office

Parts Not Required: Keyboard,Mouse,Monitor,HDD,CDR

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Geeks.com and Amazon (Ive bought from them before) or anywhere else that deals with International Customers

Country of Origin: Antigua(Caribbean)

Parts Preferences: Intel build please

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No plans for dual GPU

Monitor Resolution: 1280x800

Additional Comments: Nothing Fancy needed, just wanna make sure im getting good stuff

Here are the parts I've picked out already:

From Geeks.com :

Mobo
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=122-YW-E173-RX-...
CPU
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=E6300-R
CPU Fan
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=ACFP7-REV2
PSU
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=ES-650BLACK-12
RAM
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=CDN800D2D8C5-2G
GPU
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=96GFF6HUUEXV-R
HDD
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=ST3750528AS-R

Amazon.com :
GPU
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002ZLPS04/ref=ord_car...
PSU
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002956FIK/ref=ord_car...
CPU
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LM38YK/ref=ord_car...
RAM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026ZPTR6/ref=ord_car...
Mobo
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003G1J59C/ref=ord_car...

Thanks in advance

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a b 4 Gaming
December 14, 2010 12:26:43 AM

thats some old, old equipmnt.

Get this Processor:
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Athlon-Triple-Core-Desktop-Pr...

And this motherboard:
http://www.amazon.com/Biostar-AM3-DDR3-Motherboard-A770...

If you have to spend only $70 on a GPU, get this:
http://www.amazon.com/Evga-GeForce-PCI-Express-Graphics...

or This:

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-HD-5570-PCI-Expre...


don't get that cheap PSU. it;ll explode on you.
With the low end GPUs I siggested, you can get by with this which can also power a mid-range GPU like a 5770 or 6850:
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-EA-380D-Power-Supply/dp/B00...
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December 14, 2010 9:25:53 AM

Oh my...I choose that one because of its amperage but i'll take your word for it. Are you sure about that gpu? wouldnt it be best to get something with DDR5 memory, from what I read that makes alot of difference when it comes to frame rates.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 14, 2010 9:31:47 AM

something with faster memory is ok. At your resolution, the 430 and 5570 will perform well at medium to high settings.

If you can afford the difference, consider a GTS 450, HD 5770, or GTx 460 SE model (running $120-155)
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a b 4 Gaming
December 14, 2010 12:36:38 PM

Hmm if u happen to find em cheap the GT240/HD 4670 could also cut it @ this resolution ^^
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a b 4 Gaming
December 14, 2010 5:20:20 PM

Hmm $69 for a HD 4830 is a decent deal and ya Corsair VX450 is good to go
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December 17, 2010 5:27:22 PM

Best answer selected by AstroTC.
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