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$500 Budget Gaming Build - Advice/Comments

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October 8, 2011 12:21:53 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week, as soon as possible

Budget Range: $500 after shipping/tax

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, general multitasking

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, Monitor
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: Doesn't matter as long as its atleast a GTX 550 Ti / Radeon 6770

Overclocking: Probably no.

Crossfire: Possibly in the future, but with a $500 budget, I doubt I'll be able to fit a crossfire/sli capable motherboard

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: Will be used mainly for gaming (Starcraft 2, HoN, Diablo 3)

What I have in mind, roughly.

CPU
AMD Athlon 445 X3 @ 3.1ghz

Heatsink
Cooler Master Hyper TX3

Motherboard
Gigabyte M68MT Motherboard

RAM
G.Skill 4GB DDR3

Hard Drive
Western Digital Blue 500GB

GPU
GTX 550 Ti

PSU
Enermax 450w PSU

Case
Rosewill Destroyer Case

DVD Burner
LG DVD Burner

Total : $528.98 after shipping + tax

Any advice/comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks guys

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October 8, 2011 12:31:24 PM

nothing i would change. why are you using an aftermarket cooler if you arent overclocking.
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October 8, 2011 1:30:43 PM

I think I got a better build to yours that would give you way better performance:

CPU: The same
Heatsink: The Same
Motherboard : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... 790X Chipset way more features and cheaper =]

RAM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Cheaper

HDD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Cheaper faster and more capacity

GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... HD 6790

PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... You need to buy this now!!! 80+ Shell Shocker 750W today only!!!

Case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... Cheaper cause the shipping is free

DVD Burner: No change

Total: $507.91 and gives you way more performance and options

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October 9, 2011 8:07:07 PM

AstroTC said:
I think I got a better build to yours that would give you way better performance:

CPU: The same
Heatsink: The Same
Motherboard : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... 790X Chipset way more features and cheaper =]

RAM: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Cheaper

HDD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Cheaper faster and more capacity

GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... HD 6790

PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... You need to buy this now!!! 80+ Shell Shocker 750W today only!!!

Case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... Cheaper cause the shipping is free

DVD Burner: No change

Total: $507.91 and gives you way more performance and options


Thanks AstroTC. Definitely going to make those changes, didn't think i'd get such a good motherboard for $60.
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October 15, 2011 12:21:38 AM

Best answer selected by Dysania.
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