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June 8, 2011 5:24:00 PM

I'm looking at getting a computer to replace my ps3 and to stay in contact with friends when I move. I want to play games around medium setting, high if possible. I was thinking 500 for parts, 100 for os, 60 for keyboard, mouse, and speakers, and the rest for the monitor.

Approximate Purchase Date: week or two


Budget Range: 800 max


System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, general tasks

Parts Not Required: need everything


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: none really

Overclocking: maybe in the future


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: no clue

Additional Comments: I have no experience building and this is my first build so if there are any additional components needed to build a computer such as certain wires please list them and thanks in advance. Any advice on the build would by appreciated also.

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June 8, 2011 5:41:36 PM

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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Pretty decent deal, now pick out a graphics card with the 200 or so bucks you have left.

Spending sixty bucks on a keyboard in mouse is silly if you're trying to get the most bang for your buck, get like the keyboard/mouse combos from walmart for like 20$.
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June 8, 2011 5:51:37 PM
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June 8, 2011 7:14:06 PM

Chester I may just go with the build you just listed. Mace the bundle you listed seems like a good deal but I don't really like that the processor is 2.5 ghz. Also the $60 included speakers.
Also I was wondering how would the build Chester listed compare the System Builder Marathon, March 2011: $500 Gaming PC.
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June 9, 2011 12:47:03 AM

One concern I have is if I will have a gpu bottleneck with the Radeon HD 5570.
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June 9, 2011 1:15:31 AM

Ehhh I don't recommend that build mainly because you want to game and that card is defiantly not meant for it.

Check out the 600$ guide I've put up here.
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Then get the OS which is 100$.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And get this monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Since availability for the 5850 is kind of low, you should probably switch to this card, the 6850 the next best thing.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
You pay $170 so +20$ (Grand total of 820$) however you'll get a 20$ MIR on the card and a free game.
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June 9, 2011 1:22:32 AM

You will definitely have a bottleneck. I would go for AT LEAST a GTS 450. However, it's $40 more.

Here's what I would recommend.

Change to this board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84. Much better suited for your needs.

Get this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $40. Plenty for what you have.

This is a better GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $115. Double the price, double the power.

This ram is cheaper (before rebate) and better suited for your build. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $33

Everything else looks fine in Chester's build. If you mesh these 2, you should have an excellent gaming machine.
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June 9, 2011 1:38:25 AM

Thanks for the recommendations striker, the only thing that worries me are some of the reviews for the motherboard and the gpu Besides that I may go with that.
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June 9, 2011 2:07:03 AM

Wait you don't need a monitor?
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June 9, 2011 2:16:43 AM

I need everything, I just want to get the computer parts figured out first.
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June 9, 2011 4:33:12 AM

Oh I have no doubt it's better. The issue is he has a budget of $500 for parts, so he's gonna have to compromise somewhere.

OP, if you can stretch the 6850 into the build then by all means get it. You will need a different PSU then the one I suggested (antec 380) as the 6850 requires 2 PCI-e connectors and I believe they are only shipping the 380 with 1 now.
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June 9, 2011 4:35:27 AM

500$ for parts? But his total budget is 800$ isn't it? So can't it be 600$ for parts and 100$ Monitor and 100$ for OS.
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June 9, 2011 4:53:06 AM

I changed up some things and this is what I have so far.
GIGABYTE GA-H67M-D2-B3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-128-...

Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Illusion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Microsoft ANB-00001 Black USB Wired Slim Keyboard 600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

ASUS VW193DR Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was wondering if I have to buy a wireless networking card to be able to use our wifi internet at my house. Also is everything compatible and are there any better components for the same or less money. The extra $30 that is left over I am going to use to buy a pair of speakers from local store that are on sale.
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June 9, 2011 4:54:39 AM

If you read the top, he says $100 for OS, like $60 for nice keyboard/mouse, and $140 for monitor. I think that's a pretty reasonable breakdown.
I don't know what he has in mind, so I'm trying to work with his budget.
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June 9, 2011 4:12:05 PM

Thanks. I am going to order everything this Friday.
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June 9, 2011 8:20:16 PM

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