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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($100.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($110.38 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill N600PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($128.98 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $674.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-28 17:56 EST-0500)
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  1. Get a PSU from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic, or Rosewill HIVE series.

    Get a WD caviar blue HDD to save a few bucks.

    Get 8gb RAM because its only about 8 or 10 more bucks.
  2. Thanks, is their an advantage to the Corsair PSU's ?, it seems like they have bad reviews. Also I got the Caviar Black because it comes with a 5yr warranty and is faster. :D
  3. It won't be any bit noticeably faster than any other 7200rpm drive.

    Corsair is fine. Stay away from the cx500. I think they fixed that but still has bad reviews. the cx430 is an amazing unit made by seasonic and will run your system no problem. If you are worried, grab a 450w or 500w from seasonic or the antec neo eco 520.
  4. Thanks, I will look into it it. I was also wondering, is my mobo good, is Gigabyte a good brand?
  5. Its a good budget board, but it's an old chipset. This is newer and better: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157323
  6. Thanks, what about the pci wfi card, is it good or should i get a usb adapter instead. I cant use Ethernet, because my router is down the hall.
  7. That's a good wifi card. It should work just fine for you.
  8. Thanks :bounce: :bounce:
  9. Anytime!
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