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Need Help Budget Gaming Build

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July 1, 2012 4:43:42 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Following week/s

Budget Range: $500-$600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: CPU *Have an AMD Phenom II x4 960T*

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any should do, but Newegg or Ncix if I have to be specific.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: AMD should be fine, unless suggested otherwise. I'm open to suggestions

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: Was looking into the Asus m5a97 evo for a motherboard, but again, open to suggestions.

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July 1, 2012 5:10:16 AM

well since you have the 960 you may as well use it . Once its OC'ed it performs well

AM3+ mb with a 970 series chipset [ asus m5a97 evo or asrock extreme 4 ] $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2 x2 gig of 1600 MHz RAM $30
500 gig hard drive $75
dvd drive $18
case with front usb 3 ports $70 [ antec 300 two ? ]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
radeon 7850 $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
500 watt psu corsair cx 500 $ 40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The limitation of the m5a97 evo is that it cant sli or crossfire . But its the best of the 970 series mb's
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