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Old 07-22-2010, 01:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First time builder, Need lots of help!

First off, hello I'm new to this Forum and came here for some advice. I want to build a decent gaming computer, but I'm on a budget ($700). Mostly I play Guildwars, and dragon age Origins. But in the future, about 2-3years from now I would like my PC to run new games with no problem. I looked around Google and other sites and came up with a build i believe will work for me. Also I don't plan on buying anything till about November (Black Friday). Anyone care to review and tell me if everything looks good? Also any changes i could make for the better?

CPU - $159.99 - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

MotherBoard - $99.99 - GIGABYTE GA-880GMA-UD2H AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Memory - $89.99 - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ

HDD - $54.99 - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Graphic Card - - PowerColor AX4850 1GBD3-PH Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - (Out of stock, Hopefully restock)

Power supply - $59.99 - Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7,i5" Power Supply

DVD burner- $25 - LITE-ON 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 Writer LightScribe Support

Case - $40 - XION AXP 120 Gaming Series AXP120-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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Old 07-22-2010, 02:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i recommend you wait until you are ready to build until you start doing a parts list... who knows what prices will do and who knows, maybe a new processor or graphics card will come out that will be cheaper and smash that graphics card to bits..

technology changes to fast to think ahead

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Yeah, wait about 1 to 2 weeks before black friday or whenever you're ready to buy. I'm sure Newegg will be running sick black friday deals and what not, and prices will go down and up. Welcome to T-F by the way!

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Old 07-22-2010, 10:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Alright thanks. I should be here around November posting a new build.
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