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Old 06-25-2009, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ~$600 gaming rig, suggestions?

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id like it to have gtx 260 (216), and a quad cpu
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here ya go..

CASE - Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases $59.95
CPU - Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 4MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops $139.00
MOBO - Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TA790GXE 128M AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards $99.99
GPU - Newegg.com - HIS H467QSS1GP Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards $79.99
PSU - Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies $99.99
Hard DRIVE - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives $69.99
Optical Drive - Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners $27.99
RAM - Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL6D-4GBMQ - Desktop Memory $47.99

Grand Total of = $624.89

I couldn't get you the card you suggested the price went overboard but still that card is a great card, trust me.

Got you the quad core..
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You could save $35-$40 by getting a OCZ 500w psu instead. Quality is still good and has enough power to run a quad and gtx260.

Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V / EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies

Also use code VGASALE10 newegg to get 10% (up to $20) on any graphics card. That would make it easier to be close to your budget and get a gtx260 and quad core. After rebate you can a gtx260 core 216 for around $135 and that would be a lot better than a 4670.
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You're not going to be able to get both the GTX 260 and a quad core without skimping on parts way too much for 600 bucks. You could skimp through with an extra 100, but you know.

What resolution are you going to be gaming at? Do you really need that much power? Also, the x3 720 is just as fast as the x4 940 in gaming, since games don't really take advantage of quads yet.

EDIT: This is the best I can get without skimping.

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Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR800C44GK - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - XFX GX260NADFF GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - CD / DVD Burners

Total comes to $675.88 after shipping, then you get 35 bucks back in MIRs.

This is about the best you're going to get for a decent quad core and a GTX 260. You can shave maybe 15 bucks by getting 2gb instead of 4gb, but that's really not worth it.
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This combo has the x4 810 and a PNY VCGGTX260CXPB GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 for $284 w/ a $30 MIR.

This combo has the Antec 300 and 4GB of G.Skill 1066 for $100.

While this one has the 300 and an Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified for %105.
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Good call on the x4 810 combo.
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Hey guys I know your build beat mines.. just how did I do for my 2nd recommendation. I wanna work on it because i wanna recommend good parts. I found myself laying back because quad core and gtx 260 was a bit difficult.
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Default Re: ~$600 gaming rig, suggestions?

but will this Newegg.com - Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies psu be enough to push 260?
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Yep, I've got a system with a 260 with only a 500W psu. That is all it requires.
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According to this review a gtx 260 with a core i7 overclocked to 3.8ghz only needs 326.2w at peak. So even a quality 400w psu should be enough.
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