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Old 03-20-2010, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I am looking to build a gaming computer with a motherboard that will be allow for future upgrades. My budget is $700-$800. I already have a monitor, mouse and keyboard, so I won't need those. Do y'all have any suggestions on builds that will fit my budget?

Thank you for your time and help! It is much appreciated!
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This system is $732 before a $20 mail in rebate on the ram. The motherboard should support AMD's upcoming 6 core processors and it also supports crossfire so you could add a second HD 5770 in the future.

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 CD/DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) XMP-Ready Rev.2 Desktop Memory Model OCZ3X1600R2LV4GK - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - Antec 300 case +Antec EA650w psu combo deal!

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II x4 635 + Gigabyte 890GX combo deal
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maybe this, if you can stretch your budget a little.
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
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Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

those total $836 w/ free shipping on everything.

edit: ***, i shoulda refreshed the page >.< anyway just another suggestion.
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He could get that case/PSU combo and save $10

(I think that case is better than the Antec 300, but that's personal opinion. Though the PSU is definitely better than that Earthwatts.)
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Thank you so much for the replies! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it.

What is the current thinking on AMD vs. Intel chips these days? Do people recommend intel over amd or are they on equal footing?
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Thank you so much for the replies! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it.

What is the current thinking on AMD vs. Intel chips these days? Do people recommend intel over amd or are they on equal footing?
If you want a motherboard with upgrade options AMD is the way to go these days, as Intel likes to switch sockets every new release, while AMD has been trying to keep the AM* sockets alive.
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amd has more options if you have a lower budget, while intel pulls away in performance if you're willing to spend more money for it.
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He could get that case/PSU combo and save $10

(I think that case is better than the Antec 300, but that's personal opinion. Though the PSU is definitely better than that Earthwatts.)
I'm not sure how that psu is better than the EA650w, it has less amps on the +12v rails and is from a company I've never heard of.

As far as the case I agree it's personal opinion but that said I couldn't be happier with my 300.
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I'm not sure how that psu is better than the EA650w, it has less amps on the +12v rails and is from a company I've never heard of.

As far as the case I agree it's personal opinion but that said I couldn't be happier with my 300.
Wow, sorry, you're completely right lol
I was thinking it was a different Antec PSU like a Basiq or something, my bad.
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That Seventeam PSU even only has a 1 year warranty. -phew-
Good catch.
No idea where my mind was.

I was possibly being influenced by the demon in me that hates Antec. ;p
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Thank you again for all the help! I truly appreciate it.
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