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March 7, 2011 6:57:35 PM

Approx Purchase Date: Within 1 month
Budget Range: 500-600
System Usage: Gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS
preferred website: Any
Country: US

Parts Preference:
AMD 955 (or there abouts)
Otherwise open to suggestions

Overclocking: Maybe
SLI / Crossfire: Maybe

More about : 500 600 gaming

March 7, 2011 7:49:57 PM

My initial build after some reading on here is:

The Microcenter PRoc \ MBD combo for the AMD 965 ($150)
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/promotions/AMDbundl...

G.Skill RipJaw for $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 ($50)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card I am at a toss up between a GTS 460, a GTX 450 or the Radeon Equivalent.

Case ($55-$60) Rosewill Challenger or Antec three Hundred

Power Supply ???

One Question that I do have is in regards to the motherboard -- Is there one that would be recommended more then others? If I were to do the Microcenter deal, is there one of those (even with spending extra for it) that is better than the others?
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March 8, 2011 2:57:13 PM

Thanks for the update -- question batuchka, home come the $220 Sparkle 460 and not one of the cheaper 768 meg boards?

Also, if the gugabyte board is out of stock, would you go Asus or "upgrade" to the MSI 870A-G54 Socket AM3 870 ATX Motherboard or would it be just as good at that point to purchase them seperatly at New Egg?
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March 8, 2011 3:03:31 PM

Just answered my own question on video -- you specced a 560 -- not 460... thanks
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March 8, 2011 6:21:25 PM

If I were looking at a different motherboard, which of these options would you recommend?

either ASUS M4N68T-M V2 Socket AM3 630a mATX at no extra cost,
MSI 870A-G54 Socket AM3 870 ATX for $40
or if you have any other suggestions for a motherboard.
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
March 8, 2011 6:45:46 PM

of the two, the MSI.

But as an alternative, look at the ASRock 880GM or 770DE on Newegg.
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a b B Homebuilt system
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March 9, 2011 9:41:39 AM

Well u pay a premium for that MSI but hey u do get ATX, USB/SATA 3.0 yada yada so go as per budget ^^ Negative on that 630a chipset
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March 9, 2011 6:35:05 PM
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