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New Build- Home Computer with Gaming Undertones

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February 18, 2013 9:48:07 AM

Hey guys...building a computer for home use with some medium gaming. How is this for a lower budget?? I have some parts already....I am currently using a Phenom x2 555, 4gb gskill ram, an older AM3 Asus Mobo, a Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT Graphics card & a COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior

I am reusing some parts...I have a OCZ 128gb SSD, A 750 W Thermaltake Smart M Series PSU (80 bronze), a 1gb seagate 7200 rpm hdd, and the Case

Here is what I might buy

MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

Budget Range: $400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: General Usage, Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No, Using 32" Vizio LCD

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Overclocking: Maybe

Any suggestions?? I don't want to spend more than $400 on upgrade. Should I get more than the stock cooling for the case??

February 18, 2013 1:35:12 PM

Any suggetions??? Pretty please??
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February 18, 2013 10:28:31 PM

alright...Last question I hope- Staying at my $500 budget....how is this???

Phenom II x 4 965
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
ECS A960M-M3 AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
SAPPHIRE 100355OCL Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
NZXT Source 210 S210-002 White w/Black Front Trim Mid ATX
February 19, 2013 3:07:27 PM


Don't bump your threads ... a Mod will lock it.

Have you bothered trying to unlock your PhII 555 ? (you have a 7:10 chance)

Don't buy a cheap motherboard.

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