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$500 Budget Gaming Pc

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November 25, 2011 7:56:48 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Operating by Christmas

Budget Range: Around $500 (if possible closer to $400) after Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies, surfing

Parts Not Required: monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, case w/ PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

I have a feeling I am going to have to get a new PSU. Hoping this can hold me until January for more funding.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: First Build...open to suggestions

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe...but in the distant future

Additional Comments: Right now I just want to basically play some games. Don't want serious lag. WILL be upgrading the future. Games: LOTRO, SWTOR, whatever else that can consume me. I want to get a system running as quickly and cheaply as possible.

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151233 $15.99


Seagate Barracuda ST250DM000 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148765 $89.99


BIOSTAR A870U3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813138318 $69.99


SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...
Item #: N82E16814102898 $119.99 ($20 MIR)


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL $24.99


AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103846 $87.99


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986 $99.99

Subtotal: $508.93

Thanks in advance!

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November 25, 2011 8:05:14 AM

MAKE SURE YOU GET THIS 8gb RAM. Just add $5 and you get another 4gb omg. You need not upgrade your ram anymore.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Twice the storage. Cheaper too
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern...

Cheaper 6770 and more or less same performance. $110 ($30 MIR) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cheaper motherboard but made by Asus $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With the money saved. get this Phenom II x 4.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 25, 2011 8:07:44 AM

I might go for a tri core CPU nowadays. IMO you should try and get a 6850. Bare minimum these days.
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November 25, 2011 8:22:56 AM

The Pentium G850 at that price offers higher performance. Check the $500 build in my sig.
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November 25, 2011 9:18:18 PM

OK took suggestions into consideration...how does it look now?

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Item #: N82E16820231428 $29.99

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808 $104.99

SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814102940 $119.99 ($20 MIR)

Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148725 $69.99 ($80 off!)

Subtotal: $510.93 (any suggestions on lowering the price)
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November 25, 2011 9:43:37 PM

It looks pretty nice but the price doesn't add up. I get ca. $325.
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November 25, 2011 10:33:38 PM

No don't get that green drive. :o 
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November 28, 2011 8:07:49 AM

cutebeans said:
No don't get that green drive. :o 

It's a good bargain actually, for the amount of space.
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November 30, 2011 7:36:11 AM

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Item #: N82E16820231428 $29.99

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103808 $104.99

SAPPHIRE 100328L Radeon HD 6770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814102940 $119.99 ($20 MIR)

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986 $99.99

SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-222AB - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151233 $15.99

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$114.99

Western Digital-320GB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops-WDBAAX3200ENC-NRSN
SKU: 7821985
$74.54

Total: $540.48

Final product...Thanks everyone for their comments and advice...a great help!
I ended up $100 over budget but I couldn't pass up on some of the black friday deals
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November 30, 2011 7:39:18 AM

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