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October 19, 2011 7:03:26 PM

for people on a $600 budget this is a pretty good rig I highly recamend it


Antec BP550 Plus 550W ATX12V V2.2 Modular Power Supply - Antec


$64.99



Antec Three Hundred Gaming Case External 3 X 5.25; Internal 6 X 3.5 2*Usb2.0 - Antec


$50.31


Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1 GB GDDR5 VGA/DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Display Port PCI-Express Video Card 100315L - SAPPHIRE



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$149.99



Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black) - Lite On




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$25.99



Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD5002AALX - Western Digital





$59.99



Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 Processor 2.93 GHz 3 MB Cache Socket LGA775 - Intel


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$129.99

Kingston HyperX 4 GB Kit (2x2 GB Modules) 1066MHz DDR2 DIMM Desktop Memory KHX8500D2T1K2/4G - Kingston H. Corporation

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$73.40

MSI G31TM-P21 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail - MSI COMPUTER



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$48.09


Subtotal: $602.75

This is very CHEAP and good!
(i was using Amazon)

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2011 7:07:25 PM

Ok, and why?
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October 19, 2011 8:22:45 PM

why ddr2?
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2011 8:26:02 PM

Why is it good and why do you recommend it?
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October 19, 2011 8:47:46 PM

ok this is for budget people thats why ddr2
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2011 8:50:33 PM

This build of gtx_560tiUser's would get stomped on by the Tomshardware system builder $500 machine .

With the extra $100 you can update the MB to the latest tech with a 970 series chipset
Asus M5A97 or equivalent Gigabyte or Asrock
and you could include better quality RAM
And maybe the Antec 300 case too

There is no reason to build using C2D at this price point
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October 19, 2011 9:13:54 PM

Also, DDR3 is now the cheaper option than DDR2.
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October 19, 2011 9:37:31 PM

That's an outdated build :/  Modern builds should try to focus around DDR3 memory standard and current-gen processors (Sandy Bridge or Phenom II/Bulldozer). $600's a bit of a weird price point, it's close enough to a $500 build to drop down to that price point, but if you can pull more money together you can get a ton of performance. Here's just a slapdash build for ~$670 that will deliver a lot of performance:

Intel i5-2500k+MSI P67 SATA III Motherboard w/ USB 3.0-$314.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
-Ridiculously powerful CPU, Sata III and USB 3.0. Takes up half the budget, but why not?

Radeon HD 6850-$149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-I like that card, it's a good mid-level card that you can upgrade later when you get the cash

G.Skill DDR3-1333 4GB CAS 7 Ram-$34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Nice tight timings, DDR3-1333 is all you really need (1600 is preferred, but anything above 1600 isn't necessary)

WD Caviar Blue 7200 RPM 500 GB HDD-$44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Reliable 500 GB hard drive, 7200 RPM standard. Pretty typical drive for a budget build, go for a Samsung F3 1 TB Spinpoint if you can get it on sale.

Antec EarthWatts 430W 80+ Bronze-$57.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-Solid power supply (I'm running a similar configuration with this PSU right now, actually), 80+ Bronze efficiency, and this often goes on sale.

Samsung 22x DVD Burner w/ LightScribe-$19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-It's a DVD burner with LightScribe, it's cheap, free shipping! What else to say, what to say...

Rosewill Challenger ATX Mid Tower-$49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-It comes with 3 cooling fans, it's a well-reviewed case, inexpensive, and it's Tom's Recommended!
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That totals to $669.89 (shipping included) without any rebates or discounts; current discounts/rebates included it's $646.89 (shipping included), and one or more of the above parts is almost always on sale at NewEgg. For $650, you get one of the best processors available, current-generation parts and a mid-to-high level graphics card with clear upgrade paths all around.

Really, it's better to drop to a $500 price point or stretch a bit more to get great performance, but no matter what, you should be using DDR3 RAM and LGA1155/AM3+ processors these days.

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2011 11:18:50 PM

@ PurpleHayes

absolutely no point building a gaming computer based on a ridiculously powerful processor and a relatively weak graphics card IMO.
The priority is just wrong .

And the Rosewill challenger case got an award from Toms for being cheap .
They commented that it was made of metal that was too thin , felt flimsy and wished they could have afforded the Antec 300
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October 19, 2011 11:27:28 PM

cheap gaming rig is an oxymoron. you can't really get anything without sacrificing something in another department. hold out until you can afford at least an i5-2500k and a decent mobo 130-170 price range.. (asrock is great) and a 560ti or a 6950.. thats pretty future proof right there and its not so heavy on your wallet. A lot of those products come with combo deals on ram if you shop newegg.

for a case, antec 300 is great and cheap. Any dvd drive will do, wd caviar black drives are good.
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October 19, 2011 11:36:02 PM

ok yes this is an outdated rig but... ok il swap the mobo and ddr2 and cpu wtih this
Intel Core i3-2100 Processor 3.1GHz 3 MB Cache Socket LGA1155
$119.99

GIGABYTE GA-H67M-D2-B3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel
$89.99

Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
$54.84
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
October 20, 2011 12:00:45 AM

gtx_560tiuser said:
ok yes this is an outdated rig but... ok il swap the mobo and ddr2 and cpu wtih this
Intel Core i3-2100 Processor 3.1GHz 3 MB Cache Socket LGA1155
$119.99

GIGABYTE GA-H67M-D2-B3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX Intel
$89.99

Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
$54.84


and that still gets spanked by the Phenom 955 rig in the sytem builder marathon $500 machine
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 20, 2011 12:05:27 AM

Use the system builder marathon machine. $500 and get a better mobo, psu, and hyper 212+ with the extra $100
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October 20, 2011 5:16:47 AM

ok howabout dis then :AMD FX 4100 4-Core Processor, 3.6 4 Socket AM3 - FD4100WMGUSBX
$113.71

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$113.71

Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
$41.99

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1 -
$25.15





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October 20, 2011 3:20:27 PM

From reading the reviews, I would stay away from the newer FX processors... If it was me, I'd go with this:

- Intel Core i5-2400
- Any reputable H67 with SATA 6.0 & USB 3.0
- GTX 560 Ti

Not sure if that'll keep you under budget, but it's worth a shot... If not, then take a step back and pick up a GTX 560 (non-TI) to save some cash.
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October 20, 2011 4:08:33 PM

Worst build ever.

Just give the guy a good $500 build with links to newegg.
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October 20, 2011 6:54:55 PM

a amd phenom II X4 is about the the same price as the new amd fx 4100,so the amd fx 4100 is the same price plus more peformace boost
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
October 20, 2011 7:08:03 PM

where can you buy an FX 4100?

and where are the benchmarks ?
[ of actual hardware not simulated by turning off cores in an octocore ]
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October 20, 2011 7:12:17 PM

Outlander_04 said:
where can you buy an FX 4100?

and where are the benchmarks ?
[ of actual hardware not simulated by turning off cores in an octocore ]

Amazon.com you can get them there
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October 27, 2011 12:18:45 AM

Best answer selected by gtx_560tiUser.
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