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Old 07-07-2010, 09:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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# $88 ASPIRE APEVIA X-CRUISER2-BK STEEL MID-TOWER ATX BLACK NO PS Bays:4/2/5/USB 3 FANs AP23CRUISER2B * /QTY:1
# $75 COOLERMASTER RS600-PCARE3-US *** 600W ATX 12V Metal PS 80534 * /QTY:1
# $84 ASUS M4A77D AM2 AM3 SOCKET ATX DDR2 1200 (4/16) 1xPCIe16/2xPCIe1/3xPCI AMD 770 A&GBL 87334 * /QTY:1
# $213 AM3 Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz AMD AM2 SOCKET 8MB Cache Retail W/Heatsink Fan 85707 * /QTY:1
# $95 RENDITION RM25664AA800X2 4GB (2X2GB) DDR2 800 Non-ECC 240-pin DIMM PC2 6400 75690x2 * /QTY:1
# $83 WD WD10EVDS 1TB GREEN **** 3.5-in Internal SATA2 7200rpm 32MB BULK 84578 * /QTY:1
# $29 SONY AD-7240S-0B Internal SATA DVD+/-RW BLACK 24X DVD Burner BUFFER BULK 80405 * /QTY:1
# $181 ATI-SAPPHIRE 100283-3L ATI Radeon HD5770 . 1GB PCI-Express DDR5 DDVI-I HDMI DP Retail 100030 * /QTY:1
# $117 MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 HOME PREM 64 Operating Systems 64-BIT DVD OEM Pack 84551 * /QTY:1

I was wondering if this is a good buy? WIll it all work and run games like Dragon Age Origins and Mass Effect 2? Assassins Creed 2 and Brotherhood?
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They all look good to me, and yes it will run all that.

Though, you might not want to buy the WD Green hard drive, they tend to have lowered performance to save energy, which is something you don't want if you're using it in a gaming build. Get something like a Samsung Spinpoint F3, it'll be cheaper (probably) and faster.

Can you give me the link to that RAM? I've never heard of Rendition.
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I dunno where you are buying from, but since you are in the US you really should check with NewEgg. That X-CRUISER2-BK is $65 (the shipping is $20, but that will drop if you order everything together).
Newegg.com - APEVIA X-CRUISER2-BK Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CoolerMaster is not a top notch PSU. Antec is good, and this one is a 650W for $5 cheaper.
Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

That Asus is AM2/AM2+/AM3. Go with a good AM3 board.
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
$80

Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
$180

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT
$84

The WD Green drives are energy savers, but not very fast. The WD Blacks are much better as your system drive. Even though this one is "only" 640GB, that is a whole lot of room.
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$75

Newegg.com - Sony Optiarc 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 DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - CD / DVD Burners
$25

XFX > Sapphire as XFX has a lifetime warranty.
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
$170

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems
$100

Your total = $965

NewEgg total = $859

Even with shipping you will come out better with NewEgg.
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