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I'm helping one of my friends build a gaming rig for around $600, preferably something that would run Crysis 1. Since he's never built a PC before he let me pick the parts. Here's the parts I'm come up with.

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128444

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130571

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152036

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156242

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136769

DVD Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

The whole thing totaled up to $625 any suggestions or recommendations would greatly appreciated. I'm trying to get the best for the money without going to far over budget.
My gaming rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 820 M2N78-LA Violet6 Sapphire HD Radeon 6870 Kingston 2Gbx4 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Green 1Tb 5400RPM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Kingwin Lazer 750W Cooler Master HAF 922 
Mouse
Logitech MX Lazer 
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Phenom II x4 820 M2N78-LA Violet6 Sapphire HD Radeon 6870 Kingston 2Gbx4 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Green 1Tb 5400RPM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Kingwin Lazer 750W Cooler Master HAF 922 
Mouse
Logitech MX Lazer 
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post #2 of 6
From the $600 build thread by Axel.

I like that ripjaw you have there though.
Simplicity
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#2 PC
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6600k MSI Gaming Z170A EVGA GTX 980 Classified Crucial Ballistix Tactical (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2666 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Pro 950 Cryorig H7 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CrossOver 2560x1440 IPS 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill Capstone 550-M Phanteks Enthoo Pro RAZER Abyssus Mirror Special Edition XTRAC Ripper 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar Essence STX Dayton Audio B652 Lepai Tripath Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier 8 Inch 60-Watt Powered Subwoofer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel q9300 Intel DP45SG MSI TFII GTX 660 Corsair Dominator 1333 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force 3 90gb Deepcool Gammaxx 300 Windows 7 Samsung SyncMaster 932bw 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell Rosewill Lightning 800w CM Stryker Dell 
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#2 PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6600k MSI Gaming Z170A EVGA GTX 980 Classified Crucial Ballistix Tactical (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2666 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Pro 950 Cryorig H7 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CrossOver 2560x1440 IPS 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill Capstone 550-M Phanteks Enthoo Pro RAZER Abyssus Mirror Special Edition XTRAC Ripper 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar Essence STX Dayton Audio B652 Lepai Tripath Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier 8 Inch 60-Watt Powered Subwoofer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel q9300 Intel DP45SG MSI TFII GTX 660 Corsair Dominator 1333 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair Force 3 90gb Deepcool Gammaxx 300 Windows 7 Samsung SyncMaster 932bw 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell Rosewill Lightning 800w CM Stryker Dell 
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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks for suggestions I didn't even see the combo deal for the 955 and HD 6850

The only thing I kept the same was the DVD burner, HDD, PSU, and RAM
My gaming rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 820 M2N78-LA Violet6 Sapphire HD Radeon 6870 Kingston 2Gbx4 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Green 1Tb 5400RPM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Kingwin Lazer 750W Cooler Master HAF 922 
Mouse
Logitech MX Lazer 
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My gaming rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 820 M2N78-LA Violet6 Sapphire HD Radeon 6870 Kingston 2Gbx4 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
WD Green 1Tb 5400RPM Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Kingwin Lazer 750W Cooler Master HAF 922 
Mouse
Logitech MX Lazer 
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post #4 of 6
I would ditch the Harddrive you chose and I'd get a Samsung F3 1TB drive for $64.99
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
7700k Asrock z270 Gaming K6 EVGA GTX 1080TI SC Black Edition 16GB Corsair Red LED 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 960 Evo 500Gb M.2 Samsung 500Gb 850 Pro 1TB WD black sata 6 XSPC watercooled 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Ent 64bit BenQ XL2720z Logitech G810 Corsair AX750 Red/Black sleeved cables 
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Fractal Define S Steelseries Sensei 310 Steelseries QcK+ Logitech G430 
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7700k Asrock z270 Gaming K6 EVGA GTX 1080TI SC Black Edition 16GB Corsair Red LED 3200MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 960 Evo 500Gb M.2 Samsung 500Gb 850 Pro 1TB WD black sata 6 XSPC watercooled 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Ent 64bit BenQ XL2720z Logitech G810 Corsair AX750 Red/Black sleeved cables 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Define S Steelseries Sensei 310 Steelseries QcK+ Logitech G430 
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post #5 of 6
get this ram

PNY XLR8 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MD4096KD3-1600-X8 $48/28ar
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820178265


check the current deals
http://www.newegg.com/emailpromo/?cm...List_email.png

sony dvd drive $20 shipped

thermaltake v3 is $40/30ar fs

for $10 off the 955 use code EMCKEHF37
post #6 of 6

Here's a copy-pasta build I made a few days ago you can use:

CPU - Phenom II x4 955 + HIS HD 6850 - $268 shipped, $253 AR [Newegg]
Motherboard - AM3+ ASRock 880G PRO3 - $100 + shipping [Newegg]
RAM - Wintec One 2x2GB DDR3-1600 - $43 shipped [Newegg]
HDD - Seagate 1TB - $51 + shipping [Directron]
Case -

- $36 shipped [Amazon]
PSU - Rosewill Green 630W - $50 after promo + $2 shipping [Newegg]
DVD - Sony 24X DVD-RW - $20 shipped [Newegg]
Heatsink - CM Hyper 212+ - $30 shipped [Buy.com]
$598 plus applicable shipping
$583 AR
Edited by xd_1771 - 5/24/11 at 4:41pm
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