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Thank you for the suggestions!

Case: Didn't see that it wasn't in stock. I like the way this one looks and its sorta mini one of my HAF932. He should like that. $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119161

Motherboard: Asus M4A785TD-V Evo $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131398
Rather then buying him one expensive video card I like the thought that I can get him another a little down the road. After all this is sorta a reward for him doing better in school.

CPU/Heatsink: AMD Phenom II X2 545 Callisto 3.0GHz. I can stick with a stock heat sink for now. I still will be able to OC it a bit. $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103694

Gonna stay with my original mem
Memory Data Gaming 4GB $97.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118030

CD Drive was fine I think.
Cd Burner Sony $24.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118019

GPU: Sapphire 5750. I like the idea of getting one of these and being able to get another down the road to xfire. Plus it has directx11. How does it compare to a 4890? $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102859

Ha, just added it all up and its $497. Hhmmmm. Still do able just probaly not going to order it all at one time.
The 4890 beats the 5750 and even the 5770 in the majority of tests but does lack DX11. The 5750 is more along the lines of a 4850. If you want to save money, then the 4850 can be found for $30 less (I linked one a few posts back). However, If you can afford to jump to the 5750 or really stretch your budget for a 5770 then do so.
post #12 of 16
Before you order...wait for my build.

An Athlon II build shouldn't come out anywhere near that much.

I'll get you a list in 10 minutes.

Also, I'd suggest NOT buying that motherboard. It was just on sale for $75 a couple days ago...I hate feeling ripped off. However, it's your call.
Edited by godsgift2dagame - 2/4/10 at 3:17pm
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post #13 of 16
Antec Sonata + Antec Earthwatts 500 - $100 (save $50)
Asus M4A77TD AM3 Motherboard - $85 (-$10 MIR = $75)
Sapphire Radeon 4850 - $100
Patriot 4GB DDR3 - $100
AMD Athlon II 240 - $55

Total comes to $430 + Shipping - $10MIR

This is just "off the top of my head". If you want, I can scour for huge savings/rebates and find great deals.

I do it anyways, so I figure I can help.

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Or you can go with a much cheaper case (if you have a high quality PSU lying around) & be able to afford a hard drive / dvd drive. Better yet, upgrade the CPU to Phenom II.

Opportunities are endless, friend.
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The PSU I have lying around is a Coolmaster 750watt. Used it in my build for a bit and it worked fine. It will be more then enough power for this build. I have an old 80HD 7200 that I am going to use for now also. Should be fine for a bit.

Also, I wasn't planning on buying ti right away but more along the lines of making sure everything was compatible and any better suggestions. I just started to build em. The one in my sig is my first one. Been slowly upgrading it piece by piece but when I do order all the parts it will be all at once. Like one guy said before, the MB I picked out was like $30 cheaper last week or something. Really trying to look for the best bang for my buck.

Thank you again for all the suggestions though. Love em!
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post #16 of 16
If you want to keep it cheaper for now, there are a plethora of good builds listed here. However, if cash is a main concern for the time being -- get 2GB instead of 4GB ram. Still easily able to run games, and when funds are available, pick up another stick. Also, skip out on things like aftermarket CPU coolers (for the time being). If he isn't overclocking, which he probably shouldn't on a low-end gaming build, the stock cooler will suffice for the time being as well. Combining those two savings could net you $60+ in savings but you can always add them later with little to no trouble.

Just curious, what games does he play generally?

Also, if you're up for it - there are some great deals on quality used parts in the OCN marketplace. Find a reputable seller and pick some things up at quite a discount. Many members sell their items with transferable warranties as well (my XFX 4870x2 that I just got off this site had one!). You would probably be able to easily make a mid-range+ gaming rig for that kind of cash.
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