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February 26, 2011 9:58:25 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: N/A


Budget Range: $600


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Sims 3, Sims 2, Sony Vegas Pro 9/10


Parts Not Required: monitor


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: N/A


Overclocking: NO


SLI or Crossfire: N/A


Monitor Resolution: N/A


Additional Comments: N/A


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

XFX HD-467X-ZDF2 Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX435WFGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 CMPSU-430CX 430W ATX12V Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

APEX PC-375 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX12V 300W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GK-K6800 Glossy Black USB Wired Standard Professional Multimedia Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GM-M5050 Glossy Black 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Curvey Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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February 26, 2011 11:56:39 PM
February 27, 2011 12:23:23 AM

Check out my 450$ build in my siggy. Incorperate a little of both mine and Astro's build.

Some things though, How can you have N/A for your Monitor resolution, if you have a monitor?

Also, Astro I think most of his budget should be part of the CPU, since Vegas doesn't really use Cuda and Sim's isn't a GPU crazy game. Try bumping up the CPU in my 450$ build to a 955 BTW.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And switch the motherboard to this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It still should end about the same price with a better CPU and a pretty decent board.
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February 27, 2011 1:28:12 AM

^+1 for shinobs suggestions

@Astro please post part names
February 27, 2011 2:50:28 PM

Hmm do u happen to live near a Microcenter?
March 1, 2011 1:27:10 PM

batuchka said:
Hmm do u happen to live near a Microcenter?


No, I don't.

I decided to go over my budget. Here is what I have now:

Xigmatek ASGARD II B/B CPC-T45UC-U01 Black / Black 0.8 mm SECC / Aluminum and Aluminum Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock 770 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support
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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model AD3U1333B2G9-DRH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GK-K6800 Glossy Black USB Wired Standard Professional Multimedia Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GM-M5050 Glossy Black 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Curvey Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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$599.90

My budget now is $600 w/o shipping.

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March 1, 2011 10:06:33 PM
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955 (140$)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asrock Extreme3 870 (90$)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ripjaw 8gb DDR3 1333 + HIS 5770 (200$) 170$ AR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Seagate 7200.12 500gb (40$) 388
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case of your choice
Antec Earthwatt Green 650w 80+ Brnze (65$)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

505$ AR W/o case. So that'll give you 40-50$ to spend on the case. A solid CPU and solid expansion with Crossfire etc. etc.

I recommend this case: 40$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
March 6, 2011 2:22:15 PM

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