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January 10, 2012 10:28:24 AM

Old comp has died on me and was looking to make my own this time around. Looking to see if this setup is viable for moderate gaming and a long lifespan. Open to suggestions but within a decent budget.

Budget: 600 - 800

Timeline: depending on budget

Reusing: monitor (1440x900) mouse keyboard speakers.

Preferred shop: newegg, but ive got a fry's not too far. But if anyone knows something better it doesnt really matter.

No preference on manufacturer.

No preference on sli or crossfire

Not going to overclock ( most likely)

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

Board: ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

PSU: Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400

HD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

RAM: Kingston HyperX Grey Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX (X2)

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium

Again open for suggestions and thank you for the help in advance

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Edit: My budget is really up in the air, basically i would like to get another gaming pc asap but as long as i can hold off the more i will have to spend. I also forgot to add the card in because i had been debating over a few but adding this : EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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January 10, 2012 10:44:59 AM

Welcome!

Are you going to buy a graphics card too?
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January 11, 2012 6:07:50 AM

If you want to use integrated graphics, maybe something like this will work.

AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX $144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS F1A75-M LE FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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 $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Plus the OS.
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January 11, 2012 7:49:05 PM

hpdeskjet said:
If you want to use integrated graphics, maybe something like this will work.

AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano 3.0GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6550D AD3870WNGXBOX $144.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT $34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS F1A75-M LE FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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 $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Plus the OS.


not planning on using intergrated graphics just had forgotten the card.
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January 11, 2012 7:49:58 PM

ariscov said:
What is your budget? I would advise AGAINST integrated graphics for ANY sort of gaming, unless maybe Doom I lol.

I also agree with Ubrales. I, though, use a Rosewill with no issue. This one to be exact - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Ahh i didnt put the card in. Thank you guess it just slipped my mind
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January 11, 2012 8:55:49 PM

Alright well check out my $600 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
You'd get a pretty good build out of it. Plus you'd get a much better GPU, the 6870 is a lot better than the 550 Ti.
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January 12, 2012 3:16:56 AM

aznshinobi said:
Alright well check out my $600 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
You'd get a pretty good build out of it. Plus you'd get a much better GPU, the 6870 is a lot better than the 550 Ti.


Only reason i didnt pick it is due to past bad experiences with amd. Not against them as a whole but in cards i have had a lot of problems.
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January 12, 2012 3:51:27 AM

Don't worry the drivers have been straightened out for awhile, not many problems have been reported in the recent time. I remember people complained during the 5xxx but since then, AMD has really nailed out the issues and it's been fine, my drivers haven't had a issue since launch (5850). The 6870 being only $30 more would give you way more performance, the 550 Ti is only better than the 5770/6770 by a little bit.
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