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(New Build) $500 Gaming Rig

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August 31, 2011 1:11:23 AM

Looking at a budget gaming rig for $500
already have:

- Monitor
- Keyboard/Mouse
- GFX Card - ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2

Looking for at least 8gb Ram and a PSU that will run the card and a case that fits the card..
From this preferred site PC Case Gear as i can pick up from them so no delivery.

Thanks

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August 31, 2011 2:18:24 AM

How about you make an initial selection of components and link them here, so we have something to react to.
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August 31, 2011 2:43:32 AM

Ok

This is what i had in mind.

CPU: i3 2100
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-H67MA-USB3-B3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Memory: Corsair CMV4GX3M2A1333C9 4GB (2x2GB) x2
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Power Supply: Aereon Asroc ASC-700C 700W
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Case: Sharkoon T5 Value Black Case USB 3.0
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Hope this helps,

Thanks Again
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August 31, 2011 2:56:49 AM

Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - Dual Core - 65W - 32nm LGA1155 Sandy Bridge - $124.99
Motherboard : ASRock H61-M GE - $69.99
RAM : G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333Mhz Dual-Channel Memory - $43.99
Storage : Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s - $59.99
Optical Drive : LG DVD R/W - $19.99
PSU : Corsair CX500 V2 500W - $39.99
Case : Your Choice - ATX Mid Tower - $40

Total : $387 after rebates.
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August 31, 2011 3:01:27 AM

008Rohit said:
Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - Dual Core - 65W - 32nm LGA1155 Sandy Bridge - $124.99
Motherboard : ASRock H61-M GE - $69.99
RAM : G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333Mhz Dual-Channel Memory - $43.99
Storage : Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s - $59.99
Optical Drive : LG DVD R/W - $19.99
PSU : Corsair CX500 V2 500W - $39.99
Case : Your Choice - ATX Mid Tower - $40

Total : $387 after rebates.

Where is this purchased from?

EDIT: Newegg? They ship to Australia?
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August 31, 2011 1:37:21 PM

You dont need to get them from newegg. Get from your preferred store.
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August 31, 2011 1:42:46 PM

008Rohit said:
You dont need to get them from newegg. Get from your preferred store.

OK But alot of Australian stores sell them ALOT more expensive then new egg and some products i cant even find..

Also do you think 500w PSU will be sufficient power to run the HD 4870 X2?
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August 31, 2011 2:20:13 PM

A quality modern PSU has full range active PFC (no little voltage switch!), and some level of 80+ certification for efficiency. Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, XFX, and Enermax/LEPA are among the better brands.
Five hundred Watts should be sufficient, remember this will be a quality unit actually capable of that output, day in and day out, vs. a liar-labeled unit like Logisys or Diablotec (or some Coolermaster) which may barely be good for 1/2 to 2/3 of its label.
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August 31, 2011 2:33:58 PM

Yah its fine for running two 4870's.
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