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$400-$600 Gaming PC, First time builder

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October 29, 2011 1:30:12 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Around Christmas Time


Budget Range: $400-$600 (I would prefer under $600) Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Graphic Design, Coding, General Computing (Surfing, Music, etc.)


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, GPU, PATA CD/DVD Burner (I would prefer new), PATA Hard Drive (For Storage), 120MM Case Fan, Case (If I can find a spring to fix it)


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, but if the site is trustworthy and cheap I'd take it.


Country of Origin: U.S.A.


Parts Preferences: None


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: No


Monitor Resolution: 1280x720 or 1366x768


Additional Comments: Looks don't really matter, though I'd prefer a nice looking case. The GPU is a Sapphire Radeon HD5670. I'd prefer parts that would save me money in the long-run, if it can fit in budget. Depending on how many PATA ports there are, I could re-use a 120GB (If only one) and a 60GB (if there's more then one), along with a 320GB external. So if a small storage space is present then I wouldn't mind. I only have one part planned, and that's the case.
Xigmatek ASGARD II B/B]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811815004]Xigmatek ASGARD II B/B

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October 29, 2011 1:47:47 AM

Case: 39.99$ (COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: 49.99$ (Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram: 49.99$ (Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT51264BA160A)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MotherBoard: 54.99$ (BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-ROM: 18.99$ (ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard Drive: 39.99$ (HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Processor: 139.99$ (AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Graphics Card: 179.99$ (SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Shipping: 30$
Total: 604$
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October 29, 2011 1:58:25 AM

I wouldn't get the X4 970, when you can get the X4 955 for under $120. The only reason I can fathom for getting the 970 is if you want to overclock to at least 4 Ghz.
Also I would look at getting an AM3+ board. Otherwise the above build looks pretty sweet.
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October 29, 2011 2:34:08 AM

Thanks for the suggestion, jdwii. But, I'm guessing you didn't see that I already had a video card? I also needed an OS, which I forgot to include... But the rest of your build (Replacing the 970 with a 955) is about $519. I'll probably go with this. Unless a better one comes a long... But it looks kind of difficult to beat.

[EDIT] Actually, I forgot to include shipping when I added it... But it's still less than $600, so that's good. :) 
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October 29, 2011 2:59:51 AM

Best answer selected by Ioannes_Caesar.
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October 29, 2011 4:27:50 AM

Instead of building it look at the CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA140 $519 Amazon just look at it and I think it compares to a floor up build it has the AMD Phenom x4 955 Black Edition 3.2,decent case with 2,120mm fans installed,500 watt PSU,windows7 premium 64 bit,crappy card but you have one its $519 free shipping from Amazon and you wont have to worry about building all youll have to do is swap the video card out and down the road upgrade the PSU.Just to get the operating system retail version is what $200. I'm a noob too but when I posted about my plans and budget noone busted my balls I spent $519 for the PC and then another $149 before the $15 mail in rebate on a Sapphire HD 6850 PCIE Video Card (100315L) Before rebates I spent $668 and after the rebate they gave me $10 credit on my acct for having to go elsewhere to get the spec on some stuff. Total spent $643 but it's all new and I needed a V.C. So you would only spend $519 and I really dont think thats beatable Keep us up to date let us know what you built or bought.
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October 29, 2011 4:41:18 AM

I forgot to mention the Cyberpower comes with lifetime phone support
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October 29, 2011 6:00:57 AM

x2tap said:
Instead of building it look at the CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA140 $519 Amazon just look at it and I think it compares to a floor up build it has the AMD Phenom x4 955 Black Edition 3.2,decent case with 2,120mm fans installed,500 watt PSU,windows7 premium 64 bit,crappy card but you have one its $519 free shipping from Amazon and you wont have to worry about building all youll have to do is swap the video card out and down the road upgrade the PSU.Just to get the operating system retail version is what $200. I'm a noob too but when I posted about my plans and budget noone busted my balls I spent $519 for the PC and then another $149 before the $15 mail in rebate on a Sapphire HD 6850 PCIE Video Card (100315L) Before rebates I spent $668 and after the rebate they gave me $10 credit on my acct for having to go elsewhere to get the spec on some stuff. Total spent $643 but it's all new and I needed a V.C. So you would only spend $519 and I really dont think thats beatable Keep us up to date let us know what you built or bought.


I wish I hadn't given the best answer already. After some research I found that this PC is only $449 @ Walmart.com. That's insane... I'll have about $150 left over for games and such. Thanks! :) 
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October 29, 2011 1:38:24 PM

The walmart PC Specs are not as good and the PSU is smaller also. Read the reviews on Amazon and they compare the Walmart version to the Amazon "Walmart sells it cheaper but the processor is a 640 and the psu is a little small too" I managed to buy all the following games off Amazon for less than $150 total delivered Crysis, Crysis 2 Limited Ed., NFS Shift, NFS Shift Unleashed,COD MW Game of the year edition,Battlefield Bad Company 2.
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October 29, 2011 7:38:13 PM

x2tap said:
The walmart PC Specs are not as good and the PSU is smaller also. Read the reviews on Amazon and they compare the Walmart version to the Amazon "Walmart sells it cheaper but the processor is a 640 and the psu is a little small too" I managed to buy all the following games off Amazon for less than $150 total delivered Crysis, Crysis 2 Limited Ed., NFS Shift, NFS Shift Unleashed,COD MW Game of the year edition,Battlefield Bad Company 2.


The Walmart specs list it as a 955. But I'm not buying it for a while, so I'll do a bit more research on it. Thanks again.
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