$500 - $600 build


May 3, 2009
I need help to build a computer since i know next to nothing about computers. Im on a tight budget so i would like to focus on whats most important and what i need. Ill be using this comp for everything i guess, gaming (fallout 3 maybe?), DAWs (FL Studio), Surfing the net, etc. I just need to know if what i have chosen is all compatible and if there is anything better that u guys would recommend, or anything that i dont know about, any suggestions are welcome.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor


ASUS M3A76-CM AM2+/AM2 AMD 760G uATX AMD Motherboard


Video Card
SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card


Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive


Case (I just chose the cheapest one)
HEC 6C28BB8S Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case



Jan 2, 2008
LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136152
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HEC 6C28BB8S Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811121001
-$10.00 Instant
. . nice roomy well designed case (have used 3 in builds)

Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136098
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BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813138130
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate $109.99
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HIS Hightech H477F512P Radeon HD 4770 512MB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814161279
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate $99.99
Wish I had waited longer for this as it nears 4850 in power and uses squat for electricity ( not to mention being 50.00 cheaper)
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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231122
-$8.00 Instant
. . decent overclocking ram (AMD will better utilize 1066 mem)

AMD Phenom II X3 710 2.6GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Processor Model HDX710WFGIBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103648
A decent OC'er in its ownrite just not unlocked as is the 720BE

Subtotal: $495.94

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$13.47UPS 3rd Day -- Shipping: $13.47

Grand Total: $509.41

Will you need an operating system, if so this leaves enough money to go XP for 90.00 and if you don't then you could go for the 720BE and 1066mhz memory as well


May 3, 2009
thanks for the reply guys, and to The1tarheel thanks for putting that together for me, i dont need an OS i just basically needed those parts i posted. Ill definately check out what u put for me.