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Build With HD5770 Under $500 or $600 with Windows

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March 2, 2011 9:54:15 PM

Hey everyone,

So I am currently looking at building a PC with fairly powerful specs for under $500.

There's a $306 combo deal on Newegg which would cover the CPU, case, PSU, mobo, memory, and HD:

I would add a $100 5770 (which they go on sale to this price consistently, as well as the $100 Windows 7 Premium OEM and a $60 Blu Ray drive.

Grand total would be around $570, $510 if I just went with my old DVD drive.

Any thoughts/opinions for better builds? I would love any better builds.

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March 2, 2011 10:18:17 PM

The combo isn't bad for $308.

Optionally, you could build it with a few parts changed:

Athlon II X4 640: $106 (Why the price rise from $99.99 newegg?)
ASRock 880 GM: $60 ($20 less for the same chipset!!)
Samsung F3 1 TB HDD: $65 (Same price, better hard drive)
4 GB G.Skill RAM: $40 (only $5 less than the ripjaws if you want them instead)
Rosewill R101 case: $30 (A micro-atx mini-tower, with 1 120mm fan)
Xigmatek 400W PSU: $35

This is $336, but you get a much more reliable power supply than the Rosewill 500W, the Xigmatek has enough juice to handle a 5770 with ease (It can handle a 460)
March 2, 2011 10:31:06 PM

Hmm, the PSU looks pretty good... I'm think about just dropping the Blu Ray drive for now and just going with the replacement PSU. Thanks for the advice.

Any other opinions?