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Proposed build ~ $500

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April 16, 2011 2:07:46 PM

I plan to buy a new system for personal gaming. FPS like Battlefield 3, and diablo 3

Approximate Purchase Date: April 2011

Budget Range: $450 - 500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard - Mouse - OS - Case - DVD drive
I plan to install XP until i get Windows 7. My last computer was built around 2004. I will be needing to buy a new monitor to replace my crt.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: I prefer AMD

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Proposed build:

AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX840WFGMBOX

BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

XFX HD-567X-ZNF3 Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBXL

Recertified: Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AAVS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Acer G215HAbd-1 Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular LED Power Supply

total $496

i shaved off as much as i could to keep it under 500. any thoughts would be appreciated. thanks!

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April 16, 2011 5:12:19 PM

That Phenom II X4 840 is actually an Athlon II (no L3 cache) so you can get this:

BIOSTAR TA880GB+ + AMD Athlon II X4 640
Team Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB)
SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670 + CORSAIR Builder Series CX500
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB
Acer G215HAbd-1