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Old 07-27-2012, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, i want to build an economical gaming computer around the price of $400-500, but I'm a complete beginner(this is my first time). Please help to check whether the components i have selected are viable. If you have better components or a better build to suggest, please feel free to leave a post. (right now, i am browsing from new egg)

Case-Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (39.99)

Graphic Card-EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Driver-Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM

Harddrive-Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Motherboard-ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Powersupply-Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC 430W ATX12V V2.2 Intel Core i7 Compliant Dual 80mm Fans Full Cable Sleevings Power Supply (43.99)

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

Processor-AMD Athlon II X3 450 Rana 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX450WFGMBOX 69.99

The build is 510.09

Thanks in advance

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Old 07-28-2012, 12:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Swap out your mobo/CPu for this combo:
AMD A6-3670K Unlocked Llano 2.7GHz Socket FM1 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 6530D AD3670WNGXBOX
BIOSTAR A75MH FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Swap for this PSU, as Thermaltake is not known for good power supplies but Antec is: - Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply


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Old 07-28-2012, 01:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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*Points at Siggy* Mine is awesome sauce boss man. The Toughpower series is up there with Corsair IMO. That Antec is better though and more wattage.

I agree with everything he said. Don't see how I missed this thread.
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