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January 31, 2011 12:46:17 PM

Hi everyone! I'm looking into buying a new Rig and I wanted to know If what I chose will all work together. Please look over the list and let me know if I made a mistake or if I can modify parts to cheaper models or need to upgrade them. Thanks!
(The computer will be Used for Lan/Internet gaming On a Sharp 42" HDTV. Diablo 3, Borderlands, Mass Effect 3, Dragon age 2)

BIOSTAR A780L3L AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI R5770-PMD1G Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ StealthXstream II OCZ600SXS2 600W ATX12V v2.2/ EPS12V:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



EDIT: I've changed a couple things.
New Lian Li case is $30 from craigslist:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the power supply is now Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And I'm TOTALY getting the gtx 460!:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, instead of the mushkin RAM I'm getting WINTEC AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I figure I needed better power supply since the GTX 460 requires two 6 pin power cables. And the Wintec DDR3 had way better reviews for the same price as the mushkin. So, the total so far is... $340 (after mail in rebates)

Any tips or suggestions? I'm getting ready to buy in 2 days
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January 31, 2011 1:31:02 PM

Oh Sorry! Here you go.


Approximate Purchase Date: Feb 4, 2011 (Next Week)

Budget Range: Making a $300 Gaming computer (After Mail-in rebates)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming)

Parts Not Required: (OS, Monitor, Hard Drive, network card)

Preferred Website for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: AMD

Overclocking: NO

SLI or Crossfire: NO

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: A couple Items I'm buying off craigslist. x4 Processor and Case are $70 together.
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January 31, 2011 1:33:05 PM

That's a good deal on an Antec.
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January 31, 2011 2:06:33 PM



This is 262.96AR +70 for the case/cpu = 332.96
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January 31, 2011 2:51:12 PM

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January 31, 2011 3:03:35 PM

zooted said:
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what about the BIOSTAR A780L3L AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard that I listed up top? could I still use ite to save a little money? would it still work with the new graphics card and PSU? I really have no use For SLI ever.

Is there anything other than SLI that the ATX board u mentioned has?
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January 31, 2011 3:13:03 PM

The one I mentioned is not SLI capable, in fact AMD and SLI do not work well at all (the only sli capable boards are old chipsets that are not very optimized for current gpu's)
I suggested that mobo because it is the best cheap am3 board out there, it is from Asrock which is a subsidiary of ASUS, very good quality for the price.

The Biostar board will work.
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January 31, 2011 4:32:51 PM

Great! Thanks a bunch. It looks like the extra $25 for the GTX 460 is totally worth it! I saw some benchmark comparisons and it is a whopping 65% increase in performance!!
I'm sold on it! Thanks Zooted for the info.
I'll also look into that earthwatts 380w.
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February 2, 2011 9:55:47 PM

EDIT: I've changed a couple things.
New Lian Li case is $30 from craigslist:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the power supply is now Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And I'm TOTALY getting the gtx 460!:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, instead of the mushkin RAM I'm getting WINTEC AMPX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I figure I needed better power supply since the GTX 460 requires two 6 pin power cables. And the Wintec DDR3 had way better reviews for the same price as the mushkin. So, the total so far is... $340 (after mail in rebates)

Any tips or suggestions? I'm getting ready to buy in 2 days
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February 2, 2011 11:18:51 PM

^I like =]
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February 10, 2011 7:42:16 AM

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