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December 5, 2012 12:06:25 AM

I think this is all pretty good for what I want. I'm sort of new to PC building so I'd like an opinion or two on my build before I hand out the money it's going to cost me. I'm intending to play games like Skyrim, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, CS:GO, Cod 4 and AC3 on my 1600x1200 monitor. Total Cost: $489.92, $424.92

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4 GHz - $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:
MSI N650 GeForce GTX 650 1 GB GDDR5 - $129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO:
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 - $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W - $44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE:
COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case - $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
*I know case is cheap but I looks nice and eventually I play to fill this with fans :) *

I have a copy of Windows XP Pro 64x to add on this. In the future I plan to upgrade RAM and add another GPU if necessary. Tell me what you think!

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December 5, 2012 12:33:34 AM

$424.92 with Mail In Rebates, and actually the OS is XP Pro 32x
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December 5, 2012 4:25:05 AM

The GTX 650 is not that good. The Radeon 7770 is far better for the exact same money. And I'd pay a bit more and get 8GB of RAM, otherwise that's not a bad build at all for the money.
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December 5, 2012 9:35:26 AM

heavymetal2000 said:
Whats the end budget?


About $450 including shipping and mail in rebates.
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December 5, 2012 9:37:41 AM

g-unit1111 said:
The GTX 650 is not that good. The Radeon 7770 is far better for the exact same money. And I'd pay a bit more and get 8GB of RAM, otherwise that's not a bad build at all for the money.


Okay. How does the Asus Nvidia GTX 550 ti compete with the 7770? I am limited to 4 Gb Ram because of my operating system. Otherwise, I would definitely have 8 GB.
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December 5, 2012 3:16:03 PM

kassuba39 said:
Okay. How does the Asus Nvidia GTX 550 ti compete with the 7770? I am limited to 4 Gb Ram because of my operating system. Otherwise, I would definitely have 8 GB.


You're actually going worse by getting the 550TI: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=541

Stick with the 7770.
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December 5, 2012 8:51:02 PM

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