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Old 07-29-2010, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay i a few items here that i have been looking at for a gaming pc build that can play diablo 3 starcraft 2 and wow. Only thing is I dont know exactly what im doing and if i put these parts together would i run into any problems. Im aiming for a cheap pc between 400-700 that can run most of the games at max settings. Heres my list:

Newegg.com - MSI 760GM-E51 AM3 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE gz-ph1a3 Black SGCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3160813AS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Ultra LSP650 650-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty at TigerDirect.com

Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TW3X4G1333C9DHX

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor HDX925WFGIBOX

Newegg.com - XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Now i know its not everything but I do have drives from other pcs here and opticals and such so just let me know what you think. If to overkill or
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Don't go with a mATX board. Go with this combo; it has an Athlon II instead of the Phenom II so it is cheaper, plus the mobo is good and a full ATX:
AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor ADX630WFGIBOX
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MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 870 ATX AMD Motherboard

$154

Ultra is not known for having good PSUs, so don't chance it. Go with this combo:
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$100 w/$20 MIR card

This version of the XFX 5770 exhausts to the outside of the case which is MUCH better for everything else inside the case.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
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XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

$260

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM
$95

Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$55

Total = $664 w/$20 MIR card + shipping
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thank you for your reply. i'm kinda hopin that we can take it down a little more price than that but try to stay around the same amount of power in the system.i would like to have about a 2.8 cpu with 4 gb ram and a good video card enough for the games i had listed.is there anyway you can tweak the design you already put up and maybe get it down another 50-100 dollars?
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To go any lower you will lose power as I shoot for the frugal side of things.
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