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Alright so I'm currently on a budget of $700 for my first build.

So far here are my specs.

CPU: Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition
PSU: Rosewill Green Series 530w (80+)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws (2x4GB DDR3 1333)
GPU: XFX Radeon HD6790 1GB (256 Bit)
MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P AM3+
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB
DVD: SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X
MONITOR: ASUS VE Series Black 20" 5ms LCD
MOUSE: RAZER Abyssus Mirror Special Edition
KEYBOARD: Just A Cheap Keyboard to suffice.



My question is specifically about my GPU.

Should I go with a 6790, 6770, or a GTX 550Ti?
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I believe you'll get more performance out of a 550 TI then either of the AMD GPUs.

For the PSU... I'd go with the a Corsair 500W one. More reliable brand. Can't cheap out on a PSU

Also I feel like for very little more money you could get a lot bigger than a 320GB hdd. Although prices have raised lately.
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550ti, and go for Phenom II x4 965BE instead of 955
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Originally Posted by derickwm View Post
I believe you'll get more performance out of a 550 TI then either of the AMD GPUs.

For the PSU... I'd go with the a Corsair 500W one. More reliable brand. Can't cheap out on a PSU

Also I feel like for very little more money you could get a lot bigger than a 320GB hdd. Although prices have raised lately.

I actually had the 500 Corsair one, on Newegg selected until someone chose that for me on here.

I'll take your advice, and go with the 500w one. Thank-you.

I had a 1TB HDD for around the same price, WD Caviar Black and then prices skyrocketed.


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550ti, and go for Phenom II x4 965BE instead of 955
I did so. 10 dollar price comparison wasn't a big deal to me, thanks for the help.
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no problem, godluck with your rig ; )
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I actually had the 500 Corsair one, on Newegg selected until someone chose that for me on here.

I'll take your advice, and go with the 500w one. Thank-you.

I had a 1TB HDD for around the same price, WD Caviar Black and then prices skyrocketed.

I did so. 10 dollar price comparison wasn't a big deal to me, thanks for the help.
Tsk tsk. Dem hard drive prices have sky rocketed. So bizarre with SSD prices dropping.

As an option, you could get an SSD now and yeah for your budget the max would only be 64GB.

It may seem like a loss of huge amount of HDD space, but the speed will make up for itself. The Crucial m4 is quite nice. The 64GB version is $110 though...

Then when HDDs prices go back down buy your big storage drives.
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Corsair 500W $55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139027
Also get a cheap CPU cooler (Hyper 212+) so you can OC it a bit. I would spend a bit more and get a better monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236067.
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consider this combo . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.722553

better mobo. 4 gb is fine for now.

and this gpu . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102908

just add the rest
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That looks nice, but I would get a 6870 for just 40 more bucks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150561
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550ti, and go for Phenom II x4 965BE instead of 955
why? the 955 BE OC just as well...
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