Budget Gaming PC build

Approximate Purchase Date: within 2-3 weeks

Budget: $550

System usage from most to least important: gaming (MMOS like WoW, guild wars 2, and starcraft 2), multitasking, animation editing

Parts not required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred website for parts: newegg

parts preference: not much preference

overclokcing: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

1280 x 720

Additional Comments: I would like the machine to be quiet if possible


I have been posting a lot of forums here cuase i am building a budget gaming pc and i want to get it right.

Here is what i have so far: http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Submit=view

please tell me what you think and where i can improve and/or save some money

thanks for your help
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  1. looks good, but do you really want a small case? Its just fine, but for any future expansion or adding full sized cards wont work.
  2. ok im really new to this so i wouldnt have known that. thanks for the tip. would all mid-towers be be that size... or is that just a small mid-tower?
  3. I am sorry, but I hit that link and it brought up my cart in Newegg, you are going to have to manually put in the cart, since your cart only shows on your PC.

    Oh here is a great case (I have it myself) that fits full sized cards and has plenty of room. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144&Tpk=Rosewill%20Destroyer
  4. you should look this site up it has a really good build and you still have 40 bucks over this build for tweaking http://newbcomputerbuild.com/computer-builds/gaming-builds/530-second-tier-gaming-build/
  5. ok im sorry about that heres what i have

    DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177

    Case: HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid Tower: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121096

    HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    MOBO: ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157176

    Video Card: PowerColor AX5770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 5770 1GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131330

    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035

    Ram: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146748

    Processor: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103886

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754
  6. Lol, the cases are pretty much the same.

    Overall the system looks good, just so you know, the second PCI-EX slot cant be used for Crossfire.
  7. ok thanks and i have one question i dont need crossfire for the second slot now right? and also... i know this is gonna sound very stupid but i am very new to this so when i build the system, to install the OS do i just put in the dvd into the dvd drive? lol
  8. For the motherboard you will have the primary PCI-Express slot that you will use for your HD 5770, the second one is not for another Video Card, since its only a 4x slot and it needs to be at least 8x to run Crossfire. This isnt a problem though, because you dont have 2 video cards.

    And to install the OS, just put the DVD in the Drive and it will automatically start the installation.
  9. ok thank you so much for all the help
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