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January 26, 2011 11:00:39 PM

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

Hi,

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?Sub...

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

thanks for your help

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January 26, 2011 11:06:09 PM

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.
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January 26, 2011 11:13:37 PM

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?
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January 26, 2011 11:16:20 PM

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=N82E168...
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January 26, 2011 11:32:16 PM

ok im sorry about that heres what i have

DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: HEC Blitz Black Steel Edition ATX Mid Tower: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: PowerColor AX5770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 5770 1GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 27, 2011 12:08:23 AM

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.



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January 27, 2011 12:15:26 AM

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
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January 27, 2011 12:27:54 AM

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.
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January 27, 2011 12:39:35 AM

ok thank you so much for all the help
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