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$500 Dollar Budget Gaming Build
Oct 2, 2011, 1:38 AM
Approximate Purchase Date: Hopefully soon
Budget Range: $480-$520 After Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Videos
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, OS, Optical Drive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: microcenter.com newegg.com tigerdirect.com
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Red LEDS (on case and PSU), everything else black and blue
Overclocking: Just +1 to the CPU multiplier
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Need to stick as close as possible to the budget.
These prices are based on the bimonthly microcenter ad I get in the mail and the prices are valid from 10/3 to 10/16 so that's why prices differ from website.
Phenom II x4 965 BE w/ 880G-E45 Socket AM3 880G ATX ($145)
Spinpoint F3 500GB 7,200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s ($45)
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 mHZ ($48)
550 Watt Fatal1ty Series Modular ATX Power Supply ($40)
Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 6870 1024MB GDDR5 ($170)
CM Storm Scout ATX Gaming Computer Case ($65)
Oct 9, 2011
Oct 2, 2011
dollar budget gaming build
Oct 2, 2011, 6:49 AM
great build.there aren't any problems , that's probably why no one commented
Oct 2, 2011, 2:13 PM
whats so special about fatal1ty.
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Oct 2, 2011, 2:21 PM
It's a quality PSU.
Oct 2, 2011, 2:23 PM
Breaker, he suggested he wanted Red led fans on the case and psu. I suspect Red leds on a power supply other than fatality and Republic of Gamers branded hardware are hard to come by.
Oct 2, 2011, 2:24 PM
I would look for an am3+ mobo. Ther rest looks good to me.
Oct 2, 2011, 3:14 PM
It's probably out of my budget.
Oct 2, 2011, 3:33 PM
maybe a 970 chipset? I know asrock did a revision of their 870 extreme for am3+ compatibility
. This would offer the upgrade path and cf 8x8x.
Oct 2, 2011, 3:56 PM
Lol. The MSI mobo is about $30 bucks cheaper.
Oct 2, 2011, 4:23 PM
Yeah I know, but it seems like 30 bucks well spent. It was just a suggestion.
Oct 2, 2011, 9:13 PM
And it has to be from microcenter or I don't get the $40 off bundle deal.
Oct 2, 2011, 9:32 PM
Oct 2, 2011, 9:33 PM
Whats the difference?
Oct 2, 2011, 9:40 PM
They have another PCI-16x 2.0 slot but also have AM3+ compatibility.
Oct 2, 2011, 9:42 PM
i mean 880 and 890
Oct 2, 2011, 10:11 PM
890 is more of an overclocking chipset, 880 has integrated graphics.
Oct 9, 2011, 1:01 AM
Best answer selected by samuelspark.
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