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Since I'm looking to get a new computer (for once), im planning on building my own. But i need help with pick parts for the rig. I'm gonna use the rig for mostly gaming. Not some hardcore stuff, just a rig to get started. I got a budget around $500. The cheaper it is, the better. No need for monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc. and ATI video cards only.

Thanks!
post #2 of 9
The Phenom II 555 processor (c3 black edition) is great for the $, and can possibly be unlocked to quadcore with the right motherboard with ACC feature. The Phenom II 955 (c3) is the sweet spot for high end for the $ right now. As far as video cards, the HD 5770 is really nice performance and not too much $, and has some good overclock headroom (be sure to get one with software voltage tweaks). 4 GB RAM is still about what you need, and you will probably want AM3/DDR3 for future upgrading.

You got a nice monitor already? If so, what resolution?

edit: also be sure you have 64 bit OS and a solid power supply is the heart of a good build!
Edited by damric - 5/3/10 at 12:02pm
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post #3 of 9
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Sounds good.

For the monitor I have a 19" X193W+
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Sounds good.

For the monitor I have a 19" X193W+
Do you know what the maximum resolution on that monitor is? Typically I reccomend trying to match your monitor resolution to your video card (more resolution needs more powerful card). Typically 19" isn't too high resolution so you might be able to skimp down to a more mid-range graphics card, unless you plan on doing a monitor upgrade soon. Example: my 5750 drives my 1920 x1080 monitor nicely for moderate gaming, but more intense games or higher resolution I would need higher end card.
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Want to buy my CPU/mobo/ram?
Also have a brand new 5750 sitting here unopened!
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Not sure if I'm really going to be selling them, but I have a for trade/feeler thread up on my ORIGINAL PCB XFX 5770s!

Check it out, I have a house in Las Vegas on Flamingo (702 vacation home)..but I live in LA (818)...if you want I could possibly meet up with you if I feel like partying (I'm 21, muahhah).

Link to my for sale thread(please check out the PSU too, it's great!)

http://www.overclock.net/video/72490...x-5770-2x.html


Cliff notes:

For sale:
2 Original PCB XFX 5770s - capable if 1020/1420MHz @ 1.225v
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w PSU - capable of powering my OC'd system!
AMD 965 C3 - Capable of 3.99GHz @ 1.48v

Edited by xquisit - 5/3/10 at 9:26pm
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by damric View Post
Do you know what the maximum resolution on that monitor is? Typically I reccomend trying to match your monitor resolution to your video card (more resolution needs more powerful card). Typically 19" isn't too high resolution so you might be able to skimp down to a more mid-range graphics card, unless you plan on doing a monitor upgrade soon. Example: my 5750 drives my 1920 x1080 monitor nicely for moderate gaming, but more intense games or higher resolution I would need higher end card.
Here ya go
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-127-_-Product

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Originally Posted by getbigtony View Post
Want to buy my CPU/mobo/ram?
Also have a brand new 5750 sitting here unopened!
PM me your price, and ill see!

Quote:
Originally Posted by xquisit View Post
Not sure if I'm really going to be selling them, but I have a for trade/feeler thread up on my ORIGINAL PCB XFX 5770s!

Check it out, I have a house in Las Vegas on Flamingo (702 vacation home)..but I live in LA (818)...if you want I could possibly meet up with you if I feel like partying (I'm 21, muahhah).

Link to my for sale thread(please check out the PSU too, it's great!)

http://www.overclock.net/video/72490...x-5770-2x.html


Cliff notes:

For sale:
2 Original PCB XFX 5770s - capable if 1020/1420MHz @ 1.225v
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w PSU - capable of powering my OC'd system!
AMD 965 C3 - Capable of 3.99GHz @ 1.48v
Will be sure to take a look at it!
post #8 of 9
For that monitor, a 5750 would max it out at it's full resolution in most modern games. You could skimp a bit lower to maybe a 5670, but if you can get a 5750 or better used, go for it
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post #9 of 9
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Well i know im gonna go with the 57xx's series. If i cant ill probably get the 4670 just as a temp card.
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