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Need a gaming computer for 550 dollars


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mike4

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I want to build my first computer, and want it to be able to play almost all games smoothly at a good resolution. I would like quad processor(if possible), will settle for less. Want 4 gb's or more of ram. And a graphics card as good as or better than the radeon 4870 1gb gddr5 256 bit. If this is asking for too much for the price then just help me build a computer for 550. I already have my case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811144253. And my hard drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136320. These should not be included in the 550. Also, i do not need a mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers, Dvd drive, i have these already. Thank you.
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That's what I was able to get with quad Intel platform it $100 over 550 but let me know what you think or would you want AMD platfrom? Since new Intel CPU's i3 & i5 are coming out in Jan. 2010 I would recommend you to wait till Jan. if you are able of course.

XFX HD-577A-ZHFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $169.99

SeaSonic SS-500ES Bronze 500W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - OEM $66.99

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1333LV4GK - Retail
$90.99

ASUS P7P55 LX LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $119.99

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I5750 - Retail $199.99

Total: $647.95
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umm, i'd rather have an amd because their cheaper right? And is 4870 worse than the 5770
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Yes AMD is cheaper, I'll try to make AMD platform instead 5770 is newer supports DX11 is less power hungry and performances are close.
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Okay I was looking for awhile and this is great for money/performance and the price is $555! :)

You have nice motherboard with new graphic card, great power supply best in this range 450-500W, memory RAM is fast with nice latency and cpu is second best that AMD can give right now!

ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard $73.99

XFX HD-577A-ZHFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card $169.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply $64.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM $79.99

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGIBOX - Retail $165.99

Total:
$554.95

Newegg.com!

Edited by Bonzai82, 25 November 2009 - 06:47 PM.

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i also build my own. can you tell me which is better, and if so, should i upgrade parts on mine or just use yours thanks.
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Okay, you said "build a comp for 550" without monitor, keyboard... and now I see $750 so let me know how much you want to spend for this comp and write every single part that you need for new comp and I'll give you my opinion.

Btw, this isn't bad I would change 2 things here 4870 for 5770 it's faster, need less power, dx11, support for multi monitors... and I would change power supply this is bad power supply and this can't give 700W probable not even 500W.Recommendation Corsair VX450W or Antec EarthWatts 500W!
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sorry about the price thing, but here i added a monitor, and there are a lot of rebates, bringing it to 570, without the monitor, so about 550. I will need a hard drive, motherboard, ram, graphics card, processor, power supply, case. This should total up to about 600 dollars. Wanted less. Because this computer im showing you, as i said is 570 after rebates, so yes total price, minus rebates 600 or less( a little bit more is fine). I have a ok monitor at home, not full hd and a dvd drive. But i will get that later. And a keyboard, mouse, and speakers. So could you give me a link to a power supply and graphics card? Thanks.
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I wouldn't hold my breath for mail in rebates. Depending on the company, it usually takes 6-10 weeks (usually closer to 10) to get a check back for $10 (if you get it at all). I'm not saying they're lying about the rebate, but just something to keep in mind since your build is focused around a specific budget
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Its ok. As long as the price is a little bit more or less its fine. And im fine as long as i get the mail in rebate. This is mainly because i can show my parents the "final price".
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Here is the Graphic card and power supply Antec or Corsair I would go with Corsair but you can't go wrong with either one.
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whats the difference between the two?
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Power supplys? Well they are same inside everything is same just Corsair has better electrolytic capacitors that's the only difference but as I said you can't go wrong with either one!
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in that case, ill just get the cheaper one :] Sorry. I didn't notice that they were links because when i clicked them before it was late and newegg was having traffic problems because of black friday :[

Edited by mikewang, 27 November 2009 - 10:11 PM.

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