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My First $600 Gaming PC

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February 8, 2011 7:23:16 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 to 3 months from now

Budget Range: 600 or under Does not matter when it comes to Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet and movies

Parts Not Required: Monitor, keyboard and mouse, OS(Win7,64bit) Case and Hard Drive (1TB)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: none

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: AMD

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 or 1920x1080

Additional Comments: It is mostly for TF2 and Minecraft and other games that I got on Steam.


Now my list

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223C - OEM
20.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100283-3L Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Maru2 140 series SM1425SL12M 140mm Case Fan
12.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Basiq BP500U 500W Continuous Power ATX12V Version 2.01 Active PFC Power Supply
59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total 528.93

Now i need some inputs on what to keep or change any and all suggestions!

Thanks to Banthracis for the help

More about : 600 gaming

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February 8, 2011 7:49:23 PM

Save $4 on optical drive with this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Unless you need usb 3.0 you can grab this mobo instead. Has xfire support.

Asus Evo $89 w/ $15 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Use above savings to:
1. Spend a little more to get a better PSu
$75 Antec 650w earthwatts
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

just beware it doesn't come with a power cord.

2. Upgrade the GPu. An asus 5850 is only $150 now after rebate, practically a steal. For 1080p gaming you'll probably wanna get one.
http://www.amazon.com/DisplayPort-EAH5850-DIRECTCU-2DIS...
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February 8, 2011 8:16:38 PM

Nice, very similar to my build:
955 Black Running at 3.6GHz
4GB 1600MHz RAM
770 Chipset Motherboard
HD 4870 - Similar benchmarks to the 5770
PC Power and Cooling 610Watts
Antec 300 Case - Loaded with fans
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February 8, 2011 8:22:53 PM

+1 on the 5850, it is a great deal!
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February 8, 2011 11:56:59 PM

Ok ok i will look at these suggestions and make my changes thank you all, very helpful
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February 8, 2011 11:58:21 PM

Best answer selected by DJTron.
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