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My New Budget Build for Dad!

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September 6, 2011 5:43:50 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This month

Budget Range: $700 approx.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Amd/Ati just havent had great times with intel or nvidia

Overclocking: Maybe, prob not but i might oc the 955 black for my dad

SLI or Crossfire: Prob not my dad doesnt need that intense of graphics.

Monitor Resolution: not positive i think he has a 20" acer widescreen

Additional Comments: Just trying to make a solid gaming rig for my pops so he can play total war shogun and such thanks for any help.


This is what i was thinking of buying for him i already have the Mobo and DDR3 Ram so any input on the other stuff would be fantastic.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor- 119$ 10$newegg gift card

ASUS M5A87 AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard- 99$

8gb PNY DDR3 Ram-40$

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner -20$

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ulk - OEM- 59.99$

MSI R6770 Twin Frozr II/OC Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card- 139.99$

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm- 50$

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V - 55$

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September 6, 2011 5:51:23 PM

Looks good apart from the PSU here is an Antec option http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Or cheaper after MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 6, 2011 6:00:03 PM

sweet yeah the powersupply was bundled with the cheap ass case that was the one point i am sketchy on though ive had a rosewill psu in my case for 2 years now with almost no problems thanks for your help man!
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September 6, 2011 6:05:32 PM

so yeah im going to get that antec psu and get a antec 300 case only like 20 bucks more to go from rosewill to antec quality so thanks so much
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September 6, 2011 6:05:53 PM

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