First Time Builder (Budget Gaming)

Selected the parts for a rig. Used Newegg and TigerDirect. Just wanted to know if all these parts together would actually work. I've never built my own computer before and wanted to give it a try.

--Xion AXP120-001P ATX Mid-Tower Gaming Case

--BIOSTAR TA880GB AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

--AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX445WFGMBOX

--PowerColor AX5570 1GBD3-H Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

--Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit

--Seagate ST3500418AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 3.5", 7200 RPM, SATA 3G, 500GB, 16MB Cache

--Asus DRW-24B1ST 24X Internal DVD Burner

I would use this pc for WoW mostly and a few FPS. Like I said, I am completely new at this so don't be too hard please.

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  1. With using TigerDirect and Newegg I got this setup to cost about $385 ($370 after a mail in rebate)
  2. I can't find the gaming performance of the 5570 compared to other recent cards, but, unless you are very sure you will want/get a Crossfire pair of 5570 gpus later, I'd look very hard at a GTX460, or, try for a faster Radeon if you can.....
  3. alright i'll look around. thanks

    --Edit: I can get HIS ATI Radeon 5770 for $99 after rebate. Would that work?
  4. 5570 is not a gaming GPU, and horrible value for a HTPC GPU. Basically a useless piece of junk.


    You also need a PSU.

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  5. Best answer
    I got this setup to cost about $385 ($370 after a mail in rebate)

    Negative on 5570 - at best it merely trade blows with previous gen HD 4670? Negative also if this was the free psu with Xion case - hit an entry level 80+ PSU

    Tower w/o discrete $286AR

    GTS 450 $90AR
    $376AR total
  6. Wow, i didn't even see that combo deal. Yea the case came with a power supply from TigerDirect, but i'll take your suggestion and get a better power supply. Is the ATI Radeon 5770 better than the GTS 450? They are pretty much the same price after rebate so I was just curious
  7. Quote:
    I would use this pc for WoW mostly and a few FPS

    5750 < GTS 450 < 5770 so if u can land a HD 5770 go for it
  8. Well, you sir just made my day. Thank you very much, and thanks to the others that helped as well.
  9. Yep happy shopping/building and u are welcomed ^^
  10. Best answer selected by rsmith726.
  11. ended up getting everything from newegg. Added a 23" lcd. After shipping, everything came out to be about $530AR
  12. Haha ok enjoy your new toys :P
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