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February 7, 2011 10:16:00 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Looking to purchase over the next couple days.


Budget Range: (e.g.: 500-600) Before


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, surfing


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com any reliable sites. Must deliver, I am disabled and don't leave often.


Country of Origin: United States


Parts Preferences: I like AMD and Nvidia.


Overclocking: No / Maybe. I will probably try my hand at it this time around.


SLI or Crossfire: No / Maybe


Monitor Resolution: I use a 42" Plasma HDTV 1768x992 1080p


Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC. Just need it to not sound like a helicopter please.

I have put together 4 systems in the past 11 years and while I am not clueless, each time I try and configure a rig from Newegg the price is very different from what is in the post I am reading. I have looked over several posts now and am stuck. One as recent as 13 hours ago was listed and the prices were already different. I guess the main reason I am posting is because when it comes to switching parts to make a deal work I get a little confused. If it helps I play MMORPG's (if you can still call them that...lol).

There is more but I will stop...I have probably put you to sleep by now. :p 

Thanks in advance.

Ron

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February 7, 2011 10:24:55 PM

As an addition I would like to have a strong CPU-Mobo-Ram combination...as I am more likely to rebuild then upgrade. A GPU upgrade over the life cycle is a possibility, but I will likely keep what ever CPU-mobo-Ram I get from the initial build.

Thanks again.
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February 7, 2011 10:25:31 PM

This build will keep you under $400. Feel free to amend however you like.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/304587-13-advice-bu...
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February 7, 2011 10:35:32 PM

How odd. I actually looked at that post and I swear I tried those items. I will go from there.

Thanks Ahthurungnon.
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February 20, 2011 11:43:57 PM

Best answer selected by gamer2171.
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February 21, 2011 1:06:59 AM

wait, if your budget is 500 and that rigs 400, you'd do yourself a favour by getting a 460 gtx over that 5670.
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