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Old 08-01-2010, 12:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1st Time Builder, looking for some hardware advice

first off, my budget will be about 850$. I am looking to run TF2 (yeah, you bet I had to say that), and on a more serious note..Aion, Starcraft II, the new Diablo coming out, and also the new Star Wars mmo coming out...so I think you get the drift on what I'm trying to run here. I don't have OS software so I will need that also.

I appreciate it greatly, and thanks for taking your time to help

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Old 08-01-2010, 01:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
Antec New Solution VSK2450 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply


AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX635WFGIBOX
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Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM

Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Writer - Bulk - LightScribe Support - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2
$40 w/$15 MIR

Total = $719

Or you can swap this card out for the 5770 for a total of $844:
Newegg.com - XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity


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nice build Trotter!

and i highly suggest Conchampion, that you go with the 5850 over the 5770
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You can also go with GTX 460 which cost only $30 more than HD5770 but performs much better

Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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