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Old 07-19-2009, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Semi budget gaming rig

Just built my system, Been in training for the US Army until now so I can actually own a desktop again.

I plan on adding to this as the paychecks flow in but this is just my base system to get me off the ground.

Let me know what you think and what first upgrades should be ETC.



AMD Phenom 9950 Agena 2.6GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066

Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

XFX GX260XADJF GeForce GTX 260 Core Edition Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3

RAIDMAX AURORA 2 RX-700F 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

ASUS M3N72-D AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

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Sorry for the random order. Was just copy and pasting from my order on newegg, was too lazy to type it all out

Thanks all. Look forward to your replies.
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You'd be better off going with a Phenom II, the original Phenoms had a little to be desired.

You'd likely be better going with a higher quality power supply, such as Corsair, Antec (Earthwatts) or OCZ. The power supply is the one piece of hardware you don't want to skimp on.

Otherwise all good choices.
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Just built my system, Been in training for the US Army until now so I can actually own a desktop again.

I plan on adding to this as the paychecks flow in but this is just my base system to get me off the ground.

Let me know what you think and what first upgrades should be ETC.



AMD Phenom 9950 Agena 2.6GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066

Acer X223Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

XFX GX260XADJF GeForce GTX 260 Core Edition Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3

RAIDMAX AURORA 2 RX-700F 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

ASUS M3N72-D AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU Mag Gift - 6 free issues of CPU Magazine - OEM <--- Haha



Sorry for the random order. Was just copy and pasting from my order on newegg, was too lazy to type it all out

Thanks all. Look forward to your replies.
Not the best start for the reasons Yamikotai said... also the 700a series aren't that good, you'd be best to put a 700 AMD Chipset series, but then you'd be better of going AMD GPU too (its your choice)

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Parts CHECK
Monitor CHECK
Case? Wtf? Where is it!!!! Im dying.
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You can still run it without the case you know...

Just use a bunch of those antistatic bags and the thing foam sheets they give you and put your PSU and mobo on it.. and it'll work

(Nosboost has done that oh so many times)
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