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I thought I was ready for my first build. I love this forum but the more I look around the more unsure I am. There are so many plroducts and choices. I would like a recomendation of the best gaming build I can build on a $600 budget. Include everything from the ground up. Exclude monitor. I do intend on ocing with air cooling. Thanks.
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1 TB F3,F3 250 gig Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64 bit 22" Acer 1650x1050 
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post #2 of 6
I'm selling my 4800+ (2.5 GHz dual core AM2) with an Arctic Freezer 7 Pro for $70 shipped. I know it can get 2.7 on a crappy mobo, it might get higher on a better mobo.

Along with what I'm selling (or equivalent):
DVD burner
320GB HD
2GB ram
gigabyte AMD 770 mobo
450W corsair, 33A on 12V
CM Centurion 534

Comes to just over $700 I think. To trim costs, you could get a lower vid card (3850, 8800GS;or a used DX9 card from a user). Also, that PSU is pretty good, but you might get a budget one for a little less. Be careful skimping on PSUs, though. Finally, that mobo is good, but you could get a budget board (not upgradeable to quad) for as much as $50 less.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106247
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119106
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136098
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128081
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161218
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139003
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145015
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3930K @ 4.5Ghz 1.356v Asus Sabertooth X79 AMD R9 290X G.Skill Ripjaw Z 2400mhz 
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4 1TB WD Caviar Blacks/ Vertex 3 160GB Sony 18x DVD +/- R XSPC Raystorm CPU block 2 x Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta Quad 120mm Radiato... 
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Bitspower Water Tank Z Reservoir Swiftech MCP-655b Pump Tubing is 1/2 ID x 3/4 OD Win 7 Ult x64 
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3 x Dell 2408WFP Ultrasharp res @ 1920x1200 Corsair Vengeance K70 MX Cherry Blue Evga Supernova 1500W Corsair 900D 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
4 1TB WD Caviar Blacks/ Vertex 3 160GB Sony 18x DVD +/- R XSPC Raystorm CPU block 2 x Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta Quad 120mm Radiato... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Bitspower Water Tank Z Reservoir Swiftech MCP-655b Pump Tubing is 1/2 ID x 3/4 OD Win 7 Ult x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3 x Dell 2408WFP Ultrasharp res @ 1920x1200 Corsair Vengeance K70 MX Cherry Blue Evga Supernova 1500W Corsair 900D 
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post #4 of 6
--Overpriced RAM.
--I like the 3870's cooling solution better, as it vents hot air. It's also at least as good as the 9600, according to TH.
--He'd be just as well off with the E2180 as with the E4500.
--The 900 might be too expensive, but is a nice case.
--My PSU recommendation is better; 1 12V rail is better than multiple; it's Corsair; it's cheaper
--Good mobo, DVD choices, HDD as well
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Ok an Intel build will give you better performance for the dollar. I know everyone has there own views, but dollar for dollar Intel has it. Here is my build using AMD parts.


Case: Xoxide (not sure on quality but looks cool) $55

Dvd Drive: Samsung $30

Hard Drive: WD 250 gb $70

Ram: Wintec Ampx 2x1gb (Its Micron D9) $49

Motherboard: Asus M3A $90

Cpu: AMD 4000 x2 $55

PSU: RoseWill 500watt $45

GPU: ATI 3870 $185

OS: XP Pro $135

Total w/o XP is $581 plus shipping
Total with Xp is $716 plus shipping

Hope this helps GL

You can build an Intel rig for about the same just use an E2180 and a P35 board
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post #6 of 6
I forgot to a cpu cooler. I suggest looking in the AMD cooling section for ideas
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