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February 7, 2011 3:50:08 AM

Hello, Everyone!

I am looking to build a Gaming Rig but could use some help because I don't really know too much about the insides of a computer =/.

Approximate Purchase Date: This weekend


Budget Range: $600 Before rebates [Will have a little extra in case of shipping costs]


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming is my main priority. Other than that, I just watch a few youtube videos from time to time and check my e-mail of course.


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I have no preference. Doesn't matter to me what site the parts come from as long as they work.


Country of Origin: USA. Ohio to be more specific.


Parts Preferences: No preference again.

Overclocking: Not too sure how to do it, so it's between No and Maybe.


SLI or Crossfire: Not entirely sure what this is....so No or Maybe.


Monitor Resolution: 1024x768


Additional Comments: Also need to factor in an OS sadly....there goes $100 already >.>

Edit: I would also like to add that I don't really stick to one game. I switch it up quite a bit. I usually go for F2P games because I have Xbox LIVE and spend more time gaming on there than anything so I don't feel like paying to play games on both my computer and xbox.

I would like to thank you before hand for any and all help. I really can't wait to get my computer built and running!

-Xerock

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a b 4 Gaming
February 7, 2011 5:38:43 AM
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February 7, 2011 3:39:35 PM

Wow. Thank you very much!

Edit: The place that I would have to pick up the CPU and MOBO is around 3 hrs away....is there a different place I could get them from?

-Xerock
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a b 4 Gaming
February 7, 2011 4:09:42 PM

my alternate build:

Athlon II X3 450 ($80)
AS Rock 880GM ($60)
4GB DDR3-1333 ($40)
500 GB HDD ($50)
DVD Burner ($20)
Destroyer case ($50)
Antec 380W 80+ Bronze: ($45)
GTX 460 768 ($150)
Windows ($100)

$600 total.
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February 7, 2011 4:21:59 PM

Alright. I just used newegg to get the CPU and MOBO that you suggested, Batuchka. Thank you both for your responses!

-Xerock
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a b 4 Gaming
February 8, 2011 4:16:54 AM

Yep happy shopping/building and u are welcomed ^^
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February 9, 2011 1:13:24 AM

I spent about 650 and got a AMD 955 BE, 4GB Tarcer Ballisitx, Biostar 890 FXE, Azza 850w PSU, Nzxt Mid Tower, sapphire 5750, and an extra fan. I am happy with it. I can run BO at about 110fps.
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February 9, 2011 1:45:42 AM

Best answer selected by Xerock.
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February 9, 2011 1:48:46 AM

I made my purchase this morning and will have the parts by the weekend. I can't wait! I'm currently running on an Intel Celeron 430 @ 1.80 GHz and an Intel 82945G Express Chipset Family =/. So this is going to be a HUGE upgrade xD

-Xerock
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a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2011 3:05:53 AM

Got that right lol Have peeps upgrading ancient single core 754/939 to just a $70ish Rana X3 and the diff is mind boggling lol Cheers
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February 9, 2011 4:02:36 AM

One more quick question, if I decide later to upgrade the video card [when I have the money], what is the max video card that this MOBO can handle? Also, would I have to upgrade PSU along with it?

-Xerock
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a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2011 7:07:42 PM

the mobo can take any gpu out today. the limit is your psu's amps and wattage
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