I am trying to build a computer with atleast 1 TB HDD, 6 GB of memory, a quad core processor with 3.2 Ghz and a good graphics card that can play SCII and Portal 2 and a few other games coming out in the next couple years.
I wanted the AMD Phenom II Quad core 3.2 Ghz processor
Radeon HD 5750
And this deal http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gets me 8 gb of memory for 60$
Is there anyway to get all the stuff I want plus a good motherboard, power supply, and tower case for under 400$ ?
If not, can you suggest how I can modify what I want so it will be under 400$?
The memory deal you found is great.
Antec/Enermax/Seasonic/XFX/Corsair power supply, 500w or so.
Samsung HD103SJ is the most cost-worthy SATA2-1TB drive on the market
Antec 300 case
After the Promo Codes, Mail in Rebate, and 5$ gift card, this comes up to: 402.88$
This is okay, but I am still missing a motherboard... and this is my budget limit. Can you suggest a good cheap motherboard, and ways to make all of this cheaper?
Also, after reading reviews on the Propus, it seems that it does not have a very good heatsink that comes with it. Does this mean I should buy a heatsink seperately?
I kinda feel like the 5750 is weak and you may find yourself in a position in 6-12 months where you want to get a better video card and you'll have to shell out another $100 or so. There's great rebates on the 6850s this month, you can snag one for $144 after MIR and that will run pretty much anything. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161348&cm_re=6850-_-14-161-348-_-Product. Alternatively there are 460 gtx's for ~$130 just make sure you stay away from Galaxy brand.
So with a 500gb hdd and 4gb ram you can save I dunno, 50-60 which is about the cost of the mobo. 5750 is good for right now but in 2 years I don't think it will keep up. In my opinion I'd go with a cheaper case ($40 maybe?) and scrounge up some more money and get the 6850 but if your budget can't afford it go with the 5750.
That should save you around ~$40-$50. You have to downgrade a bit, but there's no real damage. The CPU isn't quad, but you're most likely going to unlock the 4th core and have an extra .2 Ghz to boot.
Like the others said, you can probably lower your case about $20 as well, but keep in mind you're stuck with this case for a while. The others are upgradable. Use 4GB's of RAM for now, and buy some more later, when you have more money.