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Old 03-26-2009, 01:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well the only thing I would be able to reuse from my old computer is its case, a Antec 900. So I need OS, cd drive everything etc, I plan to overclock. Im looking to just play moderate games like call of duty 4, but if I can get something that would last me 5 or so years that would be great. My budget is $600 for this build.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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[CPU] Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor - Processors - Desktops - $135

[MOBO] Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards - $79

[RAM] Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - $40

[VID] Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H485FN512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards - $129

[HDD] Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives - $49

[PSU] Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S61EPS 610W Continuous @ 40C EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies - $99

[OPT] Newegg.com - LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVDR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners - $25

[OS] Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems - $99

Total: $650.

That will last you a good while and play almost all modern games fairly well. You can take the HDD down another notch as well as the PSU if you reallllllyyyyy need to to get under or on the $600 mark but i say spend that little bit extra.
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He might as well get this combo instead:
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It's cheaper and the motherboard is slightly better.

You can get a Corsair 550 or 650 for cheaper:
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
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Yeah, that's a great combo deal. And of course, it's cheaper than when I bought it a week ago. Figures.

Kudos to the 650TX, the rest of the build looks alright, except for RAM. Get these:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

5 bucks more, better timings, awesome overclocking RAM.

EDIT: Grab it before it goes back up to 60 bucks by the way. It's been fluctuating lately. If it goes back up to 60 bucks, it's up to you if you want to grab it, but at that cost, I'd recommend upgrading to the 1066 pair instead of the 800 pair.
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Get this ram, same price and faster..

Newegg.com - OCZ 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 &#40;PC2 8500&#41; Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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I hate to say it, but a $600 build won't hold out for 5 years. 2-3 years is possible, but anymore than 3 years for a high-resolution/high-settings gaming PC is not really possible on that budget. A good i7 build with a GTX 285 and 6GB of RAM would last you a good while, plus be easy to upgrade with one or two more GTX 285's and more RAM, but you couldn't get those parts for your budget
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I lasted playing medieval total war 2, rome total war, starcraft, and battlefield 2 on the lowest settings with a pci video card, and a pentium 4 process for like 6 years. Depending on his standards it could be done.. lol.
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^I guess that is true. If you don't mind slowly watching your resolutions and settings decrease over the years, you could last it out.
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I checked out your site surgevel, and i'm not sure if you realized your budget builds are the same price as your top rigs. Also, when you click purchase it leads you to a page cannot be found.
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I hate to say it, but a $600 build won't hold out for 5 years. 2-3 years is possible, but anymore than 3 years for a high-resolution/high-settings gaming PC is not really possible on that budget. A good i7 build with a GTX 285 and 6GB of RAM would last you a good while, plus be easy to upgrade with one or two more GTX 285's and more RAM, but you couldn't get those parts for your budget
Oh really? well I only play on 1440/900 resolution, if I wanted my computer to last at least as long as my previous one did, four years, what parts would you reccomend?
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