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Building a new budget rig for mid level gaming HD movies

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August 8, 2011 4:39:36 AM

I have everything set up and ready to order. Been wondering if Everything I have thus far is 100% compatiable and an ideal system under 500$

I'm getting this bundle that includes an .

AMD Phenom II x2 560 Callisto 3.3ghz cpu

ASUS M4A88T-M LE AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS

GTX 260 gpu :

wireless :

575w PSU :

The case I'm getting for it will be a mid tower, the OS will be windows 7 pro 64 bit. As for a dvd burner I might just buy a used one locally. So is this a good set up? Will there e heat/bottleneck concerns?

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August 8, 2011 4:42:13 AM

And aside from 1080p movies. I plan to play games such as Dragon age 2, Black ops call of duty, gta IV , left 4 dead 2, WoW, Civ 5. With this build can I play at them at 1600, or 1900 resolution with mid to high settings?
August 8, 2011 2:02:17 PM

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August 10, 2011 4:20:47 PM

Here is what I will go for:

AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb + MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard : $144.98

COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3: $14.97

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5: $139.99

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W : $49.99

NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case: $35.99 + $4.99

Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 : $24.99

HDD + DVD Burner: $52.48

Total:$468.38 After Rebate and shipping

Should give you a solid game performance in most of the games

If you need to cut down cost maybe get this:
PowerColor AX6770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5:
August 10, 2011 4:30:05 PM

Kawee's build there is solid, and will give you significantly better performance than the build you mentioned, while in the same price range.

I just ordered that 260, and I can understand the allure at the price point, but if you can spring the extra cash, the 6850 is significantly better. If you want to save some money, though, personally I would stick with the GTX 260 over the 6770, even though it is older.