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I need to build a gaming computer for $400-$550 MAX. I already have a Keyboard, mouse, speakers and a lcd
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Originally Posted by shizdan View Post
I need to build a gaming computer for $400-$550 MAX. I already have a Keyboard, mouse, speakers and a lcd
Anything besides gaming you'll be doing?

I'm thinking E7400 and 4830 to start you off.
Edited by Shift. - 2/17/09 at 8:50pm
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post #3 of 21
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Originally Posted by Shift. View Post
Anything besides gaming you'll be doing?

I'm thinking E7400 and 4850 to start you off.
just surfing the web and music (but most likely use onboard)
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Razr Deathadder Razer Goliathus Fiio E10 / Z-5500 
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Windows 10 x64 Dell UltraSharp U2412M E-IPS SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer 
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Razr Deathadder Razer Goliathus Fiio E10 / Z-5500 
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Originally Posted by shizdan View Post
just surfing the web and music (but most likely use onboard)
Well, a gaming computer usually has a dedicated graphics card.

What type of gaming are we talking about here?
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Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
2x 256GB Crucial MX100 H60 Windows 8.1 Pro OS X Yosemite 
MonitorPowerCase
2x Dell U2414H Seasonic X650 Legacy U3 
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Western Digital 6400AAKS LG 22X DVD±R Xigmatek S1283 7 Professional 64-Bit 
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post #5 of 21
He meant the onboard sound... He will use it for music, but doesn't want to use a dedicated card as others would.
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CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115206
Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128380
RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166
GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102803
HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136074
PSI - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139008

Total - $474.94

Possible upgrades: E8400 or 4850.

I'd probably pick the E8400. Depending on what type of gaming you're doing, and your native resolution.

With the E8400 and the 4850, the total price is $564.94 - Not including rebates.

E8400 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

4850 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102770
Edited by Shift. - 2/17/09 at 8:58pm
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MonitorPowerCase
2x Dell U2414H Seasonic X650 Legacy U3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 760 | 4GHz | 1.275v Gigabyte P55A-UD3 MSI NX7600GT  8GB G.Skill ECO 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 LG 22X DVD±R Corsair H50 OSX 10.7.3 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
LG 23" Corsair HX620 Antec Nine-Hundred MX 518 
Mouse Pad
Thermaltake 
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X3 710 CACZC | 3.7GHz DFI LP DK 790GX-M2RS ATI Radeon HD 3300 4GB OCZ XTC @ 800MHz 2.08v 
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Western Digital 6400AAKS LG 22X DVD±R Xigmatek S1283 7 Professional 64-Bit 
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2x 256GB Crucial MX100 H60 Windows 8.1 Pro OS X Yosemite 
MonitorPowerCase
2x Dell U2414H Seasonic X650 Legacy U3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 760 | 4GHz | 1.275v Gigabyte P55A-UD3 MSI NX7600GT  8GB G.Skill ECO 
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1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 LG 22X DVD±R Corsair H50 OSX 10.7.3 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
LG 23" Corsair HX620 Antec Nine-Hundred MX 518 
Mouse Pad
Thermaltake 
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X3 710 CACZC | 3.7GHz DFI LP DK 790GX-M2RS ATI Radeon HD 3300 4GB OCZ XTC @ 800MHz 2.08v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 6400AAKS LG 22X DVD±R Xigmatek S1283 7 Professional 64-Bit 
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post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
Oh p.s I dont need an HD or OS
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3570K 4.0Ghz Asrock Z77 Extreme4 MSI Gaming X 1070 G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB Adata SP550 WD20EADS COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 x64 Dell UltraSharp U2412M E-IPS SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razr Deathadder Razer Goliathus Fiio E10 / Z-5500 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 720QM Ati Mobility 5850 4GB DDR1333 500Gb 
OSMonitorMouseMouse Pad
Windows 7 Pro x64 15.6 1920x1080 Deathadder Goliathus 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570K 4.0Ghz Asrock Z77 Extreme4 MSI Gaming X 1070 G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB Adata SP550 WD20EADS COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 x64 Dell UltraSharp U2412M E-IPS SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razr Deathadder Razer Goliathus Fiio E10 / Z-5500 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 720QM Ati Mobility 5850 4GB DDR1333 500Gb 
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post #8 of 21
just take off HDD

get solid fps with this system


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bout 410 after ship... you can upgrade the vid card and cpu cooler if you want...
     
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2x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 RAID 1 2x 250GB Samsung 840 Series SSD RAID 1 Samsung Burner w/ Lightscribe Custom Watercooling 
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Revised build-

E8400 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

Gigabyte P43 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128380

4GB G.Skill - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166

Corsair 550VX - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004

Sapphire HD 4850 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102770

Total - $519.95 after MIR
Edited by Shift. - 2/17/09 at 9:05pm
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i7 4790k Gryphon Z97 Asus GTX760 OC 16GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
2x 256GB Crucial MX100 H60 Windows 8.1 Pro OS X Yosemite 
MonitorPowerCase
2x Dell U2414H Seasonic X650 Legacy U3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 760 | 4GHz | 1.275v Gigabyte P55A-UD3 MSI NX7600GT  8GB G.Skill ECO 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 LG 22X DVD±R Corsair H50 OSX 10.7.3 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
LG 23" Corsair HX620 Antec Nine-Hundred MX 518 
Mouse Pad
Thermaltake 
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X3 710 CACZC | 3.7GHz DFI LP DK 790GX-M2RS ATI Radeon HD 3300 4GB OCZ XTC @ 800MHz 2.08v 
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Western Digital 6400AAKS LG 22X DVD±R Xigmatek S1283 7 Professional 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
20" Acer AL2017 Logitech Media Corsair CX430 Thermaltake Soprano 
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Logitech G5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k Gryphon Z97 Asus GTX760 OC 16GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveCoolingOSOS
2x 256GB Crucial MX100 H60 Windows 8.1 Pro OS X Yosemite 
MonitorPowerCase
2x Dell U2414H Seasonic X650 Legacy U3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 760 | 4GHz | 1.275v Gigabyte P55A-UD3 MSI NX7600GT  8GB G.Skill ECO 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 LG 22X DVD±R Corsair H50 OSX 10.7.3 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
LG 23" Corsair HX620 Antec Nine-Hundred MX 518 
Mouse Pad
Thermaltake 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X3 710 CACZC | 3.7GHz DFI LP DK 790GX-M2RS ATI Radeon HD 3300 4GB OCZ XTC @ 800MHz 2.08v 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 6400AAKS LG 22X DVD±R Xigmatek S1283 7 Professional 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
20" Acer AL2017 Logitech Media Corsair CX430 Thermaltake Soprano 
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