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$500 Dollar Budget Gaming Build

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October 2, 2011 1:38:14 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.

(***NOTE***)
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)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Spinpoint F3 500GB 7,200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s ($45)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 mHZ ($48)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

550 Watt Fatal1ty Series Modular ATX Power Supply ($40)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 6870 1024MB GDDR5 ($170)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

CM Storm Scout ATX Gaming Computer Case ($65)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Total: $513

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October 2, 2011 6:49:27 AM

great build.there aren't any problems , that's probably why no one commented
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October 2, 2011 2:13:52 PM

whats so special about fatal1ty.
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October 2, 2011 2:21:58 PM

It's a quality PSU.
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October 2, 2011 2:23:05 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.
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October 2, 2011 2:24:49 PM

I would look for an am3+ mobo. Ther rest looks good to me.
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October 2, 2011 3:14:38 PM

It's probably out of my budget.
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October 2, 2011 3:33:59 PM

maybe a 970 chipset? I know asrock did a revision of their 870 extreme for am3+ compatibility Here. This would offer the upgrade path and cf 8x8x.
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October 2, 2011 3:56:12 PM

Lol. The MSI mobo is about $30 bucks cheaper.
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October 2, 2011 4:23:41 PM

Yeah I know, but it seems like 30 bucks well spent. It was just a suggestion.
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October 2, 2011 9:13:56 PM

And it has to be from microcenter or I don't get the $40 off bundle deal.
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October 2, 2011 9:33:59 PM

Whats the difference?
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a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2011 9:40:44 PM

They have another PCI-16x 2.0 slot but also have AM3+ compatibility.
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October 2, 2011 9:42:00 PM

i mean 880 and 890
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October 2, 2011 10:11:56 PM

890 is more of an overclocking chipset, 880 has integrated graphics.
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October 9, 2011 1:01:38 AM

Best answer selected by samuelspark.
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