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So far, this is my list for a new gaming PC I want to buy from NewEgg. I don't need any fancy graphics cards, or super fast processor, as I don't plan on playing the newest games at Ultra settings (got an Xbox 360 for that). So is there anything you guys would recommend changing? Oh yeah, and this is my first ever time building a PC. A friend who I know has built them in the past, so he can help me. So is there anything you guys would recommend changing or adding? I already have Windows XP CD's, so should I just stick with XP, or go and buy Windows 7?

MSI 785GT-E63 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
$89.99

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 - OEM
$17.99

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$59.95

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$69.99

MSI R5570-MD1G Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
$79.99

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7
$64.99

Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - OEM
$27.99

Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard
$52.95

Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse
$34.99

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
$49.99

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX640WFGMBOX
$99.99

Subtotal: $648.81
Shipping: $14.51
Grand Total: $663.32

Edited by Windows 95, 20 November 2010 - 05:19 PM.

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No motherboard?
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No OS either? :D
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No OS either? :D


Well, I have a Windows XP CD. But I was debating to use that, or buy Windows 7. Recommendations?

No motherboard?


Yes there is, thought I added it, but apparently not. lol fail. Here it is:

MSI 785GT-E63 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

$89.99
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Well, I have a Windows XP CD. But I was debating to use that, or buy Windows 7. Recommendations?


No brainer here as why would you build a new system and then put a dated OS on it that in 2 years there will be no support for?
You might as well move to Win 7 now and have the newest with all the new security it has and is much faster then XP.
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That board has onboard graphics. I would disable it in bios after it's built. I would get 4 gigs of the faster 1066 bus speed ram. I would also get an aftermarket heatsink and fan for the cpu. Investing in a cheap anti static wrist strap if you live in a cold dry climate would be a good idea as well. Windows 7
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On a side note of the MSI 785GT-E63 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

I noticed it only supports DDR2 RAM. I'm guessing that it's better to buy a motherboard that supports DDR3 RAM for future proofing? Or would DDR2 be fine? I noticed that it's a lot more expensive buying 4gb of DDR2 RAM instead of DDR3.

Recommend this instead?

MSI 870S-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130309

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBPK

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231179

What would you recommend for an aftermarket heatsink and fan?

Edited by Windows 95, 22 November 2010 - 05:11 PM.

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I myself would say go to the newer mobo and memory. Again why date the system even more from the beginning?
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Not good at all.

Skip that mobo, one with AM3, DDR3, and that vid card is not up to the task of gaming. You can get for the same price something thats MUCH better.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131672

There u go everything u need and can take 6 cores.

Get an older series card like a 4870 u could find a good almost as new used one for cheap.

In fact
http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item19c1018dba
http://www.amazon.co...90990910&sr=8-2


There u go new... That vid card is 3 times better than that 5570

CPU this one
u can OC it big time if u have good ram

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103705

RAM 4gb PC1600
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231277

Now there u have it a PC that will last, that u can upgrade. In reality the only thing u can upgrade later is the Video Card.

But suming up my recomendations add up like

330$ hahahaha so there u have it.

I would change the vidcard and invest in a 5850 that would put u on 450$

http://www.newegg.co...1-375-_-Product

209$ with rebate

And u have 150$ for Case and PSU
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