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It's been probably 7ish years since I built my last gaming PC, so, I'm a bit out of touch. I know $600 is not allot of money, but, it's a starting point, for something that can be built upon in the future with smallish upgrades ($200 per or so every 3-4 months)

Here is what I've come up with that's about my price range. Any suggestions as to what you would change for a decent (I know it will be FAR from great) gamer keeping it under $625 shipped?

Case - Coolermaster HAF 912
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
Video Card - ASUS ENGTS450 DC OC/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTS 450
PSU - Antec BP550 Plus 550W
Proc -AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black
Memory - CORSAIR XMS3 4GB
Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX
DVD-RW - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW


Total with shipping to sunny southern cali - $622 (22 over budget)

Again, it's been MANY years since I've done this, and I know it wont' be the most powerful gaming rig, but, it should be something to get me going that I can upgrade as time goes on. Anything the experts would change? Keeping it below 625 shipped to 92122

Thanks!


And to give you an idea what I'm currently working with, I have Samsung R580 i5 with a 310M that will barely even start R6V2
Edited by Taubin - 3/14/11 at 9:13am
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Athlon II X4 640 3.0ghz + Asus M4A870TD Sata 6/USB 3.0 Combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.613760

Coolermaster 912 Case + 4GB Corsair ddr3 1600 ram Combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.613828

Corsair 500W PSU + Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Hard Drive Combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.616843

HD 6850 Graphics Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150512

DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106289

I got a total of $632 shipped to Socal. It's a bit over your budget, but you get better parts. You still get $40 in rebates and a $10 gift card. I love combo deals .
Edited by yesitsmario - 3/14/11 at 9:32am
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Good budget build but I would definitely think about spending the extra bit for a quad core. Even for daily tasks you'd feel a difference, and it would futureproof you for not much more. Try taking advantage of the combo deals the above guy has, those look good.
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Athlon II X4 640 3.0ghz + Asus M4A870TD Sata 6/USB 3.0 Combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.613760

Coolermaster 912 Case + 4GB Corsair ddr3 1600 ram Combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.613828

Corsair 500W PSU + Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Hard Drive Combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.616843

HD 6850 Graphics Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150512

DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106289

I got a total of $632 shipped to Socal. It's a bit over your budget, but you get better parts. I love combo deals .
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Athlon II X4 640 3.0ghz + Asus M4A870TD Sata 6/USB 3.0 Combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.613760

Coolermaster 912 Case + 4GB Corsair ddr3 1600 ram Combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.613828

Corsair 500W PSU + Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Hard Drive Combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.616843

HD 6850 Graphics Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150512

DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106289


I got a total of $632 shipped to Socal. It's a bit over your budget, but you get better parts. You still get $40 in rebates and a $10 gift card. I love combo deals .
This is probably the best youll get for the money. Not sure if the 6850 is better then the 450, but either way that guy did a really good job on making that build. I'd definitely take his advice
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Wow, much better than I could do, Thanks Mario! +Rep
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Originally Posted by yesitsmario View Post
Athlon II X4 640 3.0ghz + Asus M4A870TD Sata 6/USB 3.0 Combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.613760

Coolermaster 912 Case + 4GB Corsair ddr3 1600 ram Combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.613828

Corsair 500W PSU + Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB Hard Drive Combo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.616843

HD 6850 Graphics Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150512

DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106289

I got a total of $632 shipped to Socal. It's a bit over your budget, but you get better parts. I love combo deals .
Pretty good. But, as with all combo deals, there are drawbacks. For example, the RAM is not very good. If you want quality RAM, you go with Crucial, Kingston, and in some cases G.Skill. The PSU is total crap, as has been said from the beginning about Corsair's Builder Series.

Still, +rep for getting that hardware at that price range.

If you want to pay less and get a better quality PSU and same quality HDD, then get this: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB+Antec EA-430D 430W PSU. Total for those is $90, which is $7 less than the combo deal and better quality.
    
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Pretty good. But, as with all combo deals, there are drawbacks. For example, the RAM is not very good. If you want quality RAM, you go with Crucial, Kingston, and in some cases G.Skill. The PSU is total crap, as has been said from the beginning about Corsair's Builder Series.

Still, +rep for getting that hardware at that price range.

If you want to pay less and get a better quality PSU and same quality HDD, then get this: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB+Antec EA-430D 430W PSU. Total for those is $90, which is $7 less than the combo deal and better quality.
Are you recommending a 430w power supply? I wouldnt.

The 6850 ask for a 500watt. And if you want that power supply to last a little bit longer it'd be looking at 600+. JMO

Also look at the 2x4GB ripjaw X series ram that is on sale right now. Though I think It may end in the next few minutes.
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Pretty good. But, as with all combo deals, there are drawbacks. For example, the RAM is not very good. If you want quality RAM, you go with Crucial, Kingston, and in some cases G.Skill. The PSU is total crap, as has been said from the beginning about Corsair's Builder Series.

Still, +rep for getting that hardware at that price range.

If you want to pay less and get a better quality PSU and same quality HDD, then get this: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB+Antec EA-430D 430W PSU. Total for those is $90, which is $7 less than the combo deal and better quality.
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Are you recommending a 430w power supply? I wouldnt.

The 6850 ask for a 500watt. And if you want that power supply to last a little bit longer it'd be looking at 600+. JMO

Also look at the 2x4GB ripjaw X series ram that is on sale right now. Though I think It may end in the next few minutes.
Both of you have some things wrong.

Corsair is high quality ram, this specific ram isnt ment for hardcore overclocking, but not sure that the OP is looking for that anyway. Its good enough.

The Antec 430W psu is more then enough for the 6850 as the build doesnt have crossfire or a i7 (and manufacters like to overrate the watts). http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html <--- its in the list, and i WILL run it just fine.
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Simple systems like an Athlon II x4 & HD5770 would run on a solid 400-450w PSU.
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Get this Phenom X2 555 Instead:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-846-_-Product

The 555 is a good choice for potentially unlocking the other two cores. And L3 cache = good for gaming
    
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