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Old 07-04-2010, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to build my own good gaming system for about $730. I have a list of what I know I need, am I missing something? I do not need an os,mouse, keybored or monitor.

modtek gaming case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103656

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341017

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132013

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118031

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150467

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130265

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822145287

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827100057

This should put me around $723. Is this a good build and am I missing anything? thanks.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you need to get a mobo that is just am3, not am2+/am3, like this one.
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

also, why do you need 2 optical drives? and the burner you listed is ide, get a sata instead.
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners
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Thanks for the reply, well I have a dino dell that has two drives. I always thought one drive was for watching movies etc. and the other was for burning and ripping. Is only one required for burning and watching? I could also due this build witch is what I am more leaning twards. Basically I want a good pc that can play newer games along with older ones, do multimedia, internet and what ever else I need with no problem. Heres is my second build.

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - XFX HD-567X-ZNF3 Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Newegg.com - SIIG IC-710012-S2 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface SoundWave
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Newegg.com - EVGA P55V 120-LF-E651-TR LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-650 Clarkdale 3.2GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80616I5650

Plus the case which would be about $40-50. Im still a noob at this so if you can suggest a better build for my needs, throw it out there. The monitor I can get from a friend, I can get a mouse and keybored with no problem and really do not need speakers right now as I use headphones allot.
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply. So many parts to choose from. Well I compiled this list. This will be without a monitor or case witch I can get local for about $60-70. That would be a case with good airflow and fans and a lcd monitor.

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
$18.99

HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725050GLA360 (0A35415) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$33.49

ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
$59.99


POWERCOLOR AX5750 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$129.99

APEVIA ATX-AQ700W-BK 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
$64.99


G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit $81.99


AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX635WFGIBOX
$99.00

The pc should put me at about $503, along with the monitor and case. So $573. Is this a good build for a descent gaming pc? Everything in the above list should be more then enough of what I need.
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If I were you I'd spend an extra $15 for this Newegg.com - ASRock 880GM-LE AM3 AMD 880G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
And then skip the AMD Athlon II x4 and go for a Phenom II x2 550 Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor HDZ550WFK2DGI - Processors - Desktops
OR a phenom II x3 720 Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Heka 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor HDZ720WFK3DGI - Processors - Desktops

The reason I mention this motherboard is that it's crossfire ready, has the new 880 chipset (which is nice) and is able to unlock extra cores. The Phenom II x2 and Phenom II x3 chips are all actually quad core chips. Your mileage may vary, but, I have had 2 of the Phenom II x2 550s and both worked fine when I unlocked the 2 extra cores (that's a quad core chip for $80) I also use the motherboard I linked.

FYI my Phenom II x2 550s run 4 cores @ Phenom II B50 (no idea where that model come from, that's what CPU-Z calls it) 100% stable at 3.7ghz.

I see that someone gave the motherboard a bad review, but I don't know what his deal was. I didn't have any issues with mine at all.

Like I said your mileage may vary but your chances are good for unlocking the cores. And if for some reason you don't unlock the cores, that Phenom II is a black edition which is easier to overclock, and you'll still be running any game you throw at it with impressive framerate.


I also recommend the Radeon 5770 over the 5750. It's only $10 or so more expensive, and the performance difference is well worth it.
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Newegg.com - ASRock 880GM-LE AM3 AMD 880G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

The reason I mention this motherboard is that it's crossfire ready, has the new 880 chipset (which is nice) and is able to unlock extra cores.
how do you crossfire with one x16 slot?
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how do you crossfire with one x16 slot?
Haha good question. I must have had that one mixed up with the 880g in my rush to provide a link for my reply earlier.

Here is the correct link Newegg.com - ASRock 880G EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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