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New to building; moderate to high powered gaming rig

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January 8, 2011 11:33:36 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next month

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) 600-700


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, printer


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.newegg

Country of Origin: United States


Parts Preferences: No real prefrerence other than an ATX case, an nVidia GPU, and a 'good' cpu


Overclocking: maybe


SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024


Additional Comments: Not going for a very new, high tech gaming build, but a sturdy medium one.
Sunbeam transformer ATX Case
ASUS M4A87TD EVO Mobo
Amd Athlon II X3 Ghz CPU
WD CG WD5000AADS HDD
MSI N430GT geforce 430 GT Video Card
Cooler master silent pro M600 PSU
ADATA XPG gaming series 4 gb (2x 2gb) RAM
Sony SATA black DVD drive

Message edited by Mackattac
January 8, 2011 12:03:32 PM

Try very hard to get at least a GTX460 (1gb).....it is worth it, even in budget gaming rigs
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January 8, 2011 12:17:11 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Samsung DVDRW drive: $17

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Antec Three Hundred Illusion: $70

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB: $60

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Corsair Builder Series 500W: $60 ($40 after mir)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit: $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA6 USB3: $90

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz: $80

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- G.SKILL 4GB (2x2) DDR3 1600: $48

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- MSI GeForce GTX 460 1GB: $185 ($175 after mir)

TOTAL: $710 ($680 after mir)

can't do much better than that... you definitely don't need a 600w PSU... as well as the GTX460 1GB is FAR superior than the 430... and will last you much longer for future gaming
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January 8, 2011 12:18:47 PM

yeah, is the gtx series the higher quality (not to mention more expensive) , because that is what i seem to have found.
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January 8, 2011 12:27:04 PM

Much thanks sir, my original price was at 700$ and the components you listed brought the total down to 530$ (after mir).
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