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Old 05-23-2009, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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this is my first time trying to build my own gaming computer and after spending hours of trying to put something together on newegg and other websites, i was totally confused.if anyone can put something together for me that would be awsome. im looking for something around 600 dollars w/o monitor. the games i will be playing is mostly wow and maybe empire total war. idk if i should get core 2 duo or quad plz help, thanks:happy:
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Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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Total comes to $606.48 after shipping, then you get 30 bucks back in MIRs.

All your missing is a DVD burner. The cheapest one just sold out, so the cheapest one they have that's in stock is 30 bucks.
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AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - Retail

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BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail (combo)


Newegg.com - A-DATA G series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

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Newegg.com - Pioneer Black 20X DVD&#43;R 8X DVD&#43;RW 12X DVD&#43;R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 2MB Cache SATA CD&#47;DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100265HDMI Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - Rosewill R512BS Black Ultra High Gloss Finished ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 500W 20+4Pin &4SATA Connectors Power Supply - Computer Cases

$501 w/free shipping on everything but the mobo and burner plus two $10 MIR. I would download the Win7 RC 64-bit for now and then buy it when it is released.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ive never used amd before is there a big difference between intel and amd
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Just different companies. The x3 720 is a triple core as opposed to a dual or quad.

You really can't beat AMD on a budget.
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You will be very happy with the 940.

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Two questions... why are you going with a mATX board? And why are you going with a Nvidia chipset instead of an AMD one? if your only answer is to save a buck then you have completely missed the point.

If you are going to go quad, use this bundle.
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