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Building first system for around $700

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Anonymous
December 15, 2010 6:27:02 PM

Primary interest is gaming - prob. things like CoD, ME2, Fallout, etc. I'm transitioning from console to PC so not too familiar with newer games. I have a monitor (23") already. Would the build below be okay?

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
59.95

Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
69.99

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
54.99

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
19.99

SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
136.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
59.99

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
99.99

Windows 7 +
MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
184.98

Total: 686.97

Is there a better mobo for the Athlon II X4 640? I see a lot of recs for a couple of Gigabyte ones.

Also, I tried adding one of the mobo/CPU bundles from micro Center (http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl...) to my cart, but the discounted price doesn't show up. Any reason why? If I can get it to work, which bundle would you suggest for my price range?

Thanks!!!

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December 15, 2010 7:16:28 PM

I dislike that choice of psu
IF you must get one (antic) , get it in a budle with the case.
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Anonymous
December 15, 2010 7:58:22 PM

Thanks so much, guys!

@christop Yeah, you're definitely right.

@builder Hm, I thought Antec EarthWatts was pretty highly recommended. Any decently priced alternatives?

Any comments on the motherboard selection?
Anonymous
December 16, 2010 12:42:37 AM

Instead of X4 640 Go For X3 455 and unlock the 4th Core.
And Instead of 5770 go for 6850
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