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Old 05-26-2010, 05:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default $600 budget gaming pc - already have graphics card

I'm looking to spend ~$600-$650 on the rest.

I don't expect to have a top of the line computer, but I'd like it to be able to run games with absolutely no problem such as Starcraft 2/Diablo 3 etc.

I'd like something that won't be obsolete in 2 years, and something that I'll be able to upgrade.

Hopefully that's not asking too much for my budget.


Anyways here's the card that I already have

Video Card - Not sure what information is relevant, so here's like half of what's on the box.
HD4870 Sapphire Toxic 1GB GDDR5 Memory PCI-E version 2.0 "overclocked"

I already have keyboard/mouse/monitor etc

I plan on ordering from newegg.com but I don't want to accidentally buy things that aren't compatible with eachother.

I'd appreciate any help.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Found this on tigerdirect

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...5368&CatId=333

This one isn't too bad either: Visionman V133-97202 Venom Premium Barebones - Thermaltake V3 Black Edition, Asus Motherboard, Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz, 4GB DDR3-1333, HD Audio, Gigabit LAN, Radeon HD4200, Fully Assembled at TigerDirect.com

if I had the money id buy that just for an extra pc for my room.

Are you wanting AMD or INTEL?
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Someone suggested this to me - I'm pretty ignorant on the subject but from what I could understand it looks compatible to me, and the reviews seemed good.

Is there anything wrong with this build?

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129066

ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $154.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131620

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified - $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80616I3530 - $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115222

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136283

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X 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 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM - $25.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: $600 budget gaming pc - already have graphics card

Here's a combo deal from newegg that'll work for you:
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

You might also be able to pick out your parts individually for a bit cheaper.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: $600 budget gaming pc - already have graphics card

maybe these parts
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
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

for $572

or these which get a little closer to the edge of your budget (only diff between that ^ list is cpu, mobo and ram)
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
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

for $640

i included a mobo and psu in both lists capable of crossfire just to give you that option. if you don't think you'll want to add a second card though, the totals of both lists can be reduced by going with a lower wattage psu.
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Default Re: $600 budget gaming pc - already have graphics card

I vote build #2 from muffin.
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I vote for #1 from muffin, though I'd replace the XFX power supply with this cheaper OCZ one:
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

The main reason for build 1 is that the reviews I've seen of the 1055t show that a Phenom X4 will outperform it in games, which is the main purpose of your build. You'd be spending more money on a processor that will perform less on games.
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