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So i'm looking to build a new comp and my budget its about 500-550 (really prefer not to go to 600+). Im not really educated on what and what not to buy for comp parts so im looking for some input/help. I have somewhat of an idea on what to get though. The games I play are things like css, tf2 and a lot of other random games (hopefully The Secret World in the near future).

What i need:
cpu
graphics card
psu
mobo
ram
case (ill choose one but id like some input on whats a good case for a good deal)
windows 7


Heres what i was thinking of so far:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...22&y=32&Page=1 (one of those but not sure which one to get thats good and cheap)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157176 (not sure if this is a good mobo...i dont know anything about them)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371016
(probably want a cheaper psu, maybe someone can link me a good cheap one?)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116754



Not sure what cpu I should get...thinking of a quad core but i was thinking if i really needed that? I also forgot to mention i will NOT overclock or SLI my cards in the future. And i also do not need a rig that can run 2 games of crysis on ultra high settings =P. Sorry for the bad post but hopefully i can get some help and input, thanks =)
post #2 of 79
That all looks pretty good, you can probably find a combo deal that has everything you need for around $400-$500
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post #3 of 79
You want a better psu than that. Get one with one single 12v rail, not multiple 12v rails.

Get a quad core. Games like black ops and mass effect 2 really demand it, and more and more new games coming out are multithreaded. If not overclocking one of the locked Phenom II X4s (like the 945) or an Athlon II X4 (630/635/640) would work fine. If you want to save even more get a Athlon II X3.

CSS is a joke to run on current setups. Most anything will sit maxed out on the 300fps frame cap.
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post #4 of 79
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may i ask why the psu is bad?? And could you possibly give me a link to one that's cheap but good?? But thanks for the help so far
post #5 of 79
What resolution do you play on? I play the exact same games and so I know what hardware is needed for each resolution
post #6 of 79
If you can swing a little more money on the PSU i'd highly recommend this XFX 750w.
    
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may i ask why the psu is bad?? And could you possibly give me a link to one that's cheap but good?? But thanks for the help so far
You DO NOT want a cheap psu. That is not somewhere to skimp.

You want a psu with a single 12v rail, not multiple 12v rails. You do not want to deal with load balancing.

Here is a cooler master 700w on sale on newegg for 60 (50 AR)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171054

More important than the 700w number is the 12v rail number. Look at the details for the power supplies and look at output. For that one:

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Output
+3.3V@25A,+5V@25A,+12V@52A,-12V@0.5A,+5VSB@2.5A
The 52A on the 12v rail is more than enough. You want one with at least 40a on the 12v rail though this is highly dependent on graphics card.
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post #9 of 79
I HIGHLY recommend a better PSU!
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post #10 of 79
like kevdog said, definitely look for some combos. you might be able to save on those products or get higher performing parts at the same price (including the combo deduction)
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