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HELP! Is this a good build for $400?

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January 4, 2009 7:05:23 PM

What about this one.


Monitor: Have it

keyboard/mouse: have it

OS: XP pr Vista?

Case:

HEC 6C28BBOH48D Black 0.8mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 485W Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811121052
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Motherboard:

MSI K9A2 CF-F V2 AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813130172
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PCU:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO5000DOBOX - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103211

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Memory:

Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model KHX6400D2LLK2/2GNR - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820104041

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Hard Drive:

Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD5000ABYS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136143

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Video Card:

GIGABYTE GV-R467D3-512I Radeon HD 4670 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814125244
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Any comments are helpful. Please keep in mind my budget = or - $400

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January 4, 2009 7:28:24 PM

Your links are all bad....You need to include everything.
HEC case/PSU
MSI Mobo 790x
AMD x2 5000+
WD 500 gb HD
Gigabyte 4670 GPU

Your total w/shipping is $360.

There are some things that I'd consider differently.
Case/PSU combo - $100 shipped!! Much better and more reliable case/PSU combo. PSU is >80% efficient, 34A on the combined 12v rails, & has 3 yr. warranty!!
Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail

HD - $70 shipped!! Same price, faster, and more room!!
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Total w/adjusted parts - $399!! Now you'll have more upgrade path with the better and more reliable Case/PSU combo and a bit faster with the HD listed above.
January 4, 2009 7:39:57 PM

your wrong. It is $427 plus shipping with Mobo,HD,PSU,Case,video card,CPU,Ram
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January 4, 2009 7:53:38 PM

^ lunyone probably did the shipping to his own zipcode.

Any ways, +1 for the Antec Sonata case and the WD hard drive.
DO NOT USE THAT HEC PSU
January 4, 2009 8:17:33 PM

The extra 27 dollars for the budget is worth it.
January 4, 2009 8:58:52 PM

Yeah just saying the price is different. right now I am looking to see if I can fit it into my budget or not. The main problem is the OS. Its price is around $100 for a normal one! I may use Linux at first till I can pay for Windows. Which windows should I get? Vista or XP pro 64x
January 4, 2009 9:11:18 PM

Vista Home Premium 64 bit.
And by the way, I'm not wrong on my build numbers. If you use 97030 for the zip on the shipping you will get what I got. If you have tax, which I don't have, you will have the same numbers. With your tax you are probably at $427 or whatever you have. What is your zip code, so I can see what your talking about??
January 4, 2009 9:18:28 PM

lunyone said:
Vista Home Premium 64 bit.
And by the way, I'm not wrong on my build numbers. If you use 97030 for the zip on the shipping you will get what I got. If you have tax, which I don't have, you will have the same numbers. With your tax you are probably at $427 or whatever you have. What is your zip code, so I can see what your talking about??



You should have said "NO TAX" that stuff can add up :whistle: 

January 4, 2009 9:38:49 PM

well my zip is 36303 and Tax is also one more thing but I think I can manage.
January 4, 2009 10:00:04 PM

It looks good to me
You may want to consider an HD4830 for improved performance and shop around to other sights to save a bit more
January 4, 2009 10:16:11 PM

Also consider shopping tigerdirect.com if living in the same state newegg is in, may save you the tax, though tiger can be higher sometimes, I've always found customer service to be good. IE replacing a dead mobo just AFTER the 30 day return period.
January 4, 2009 10:45:44 PM

lockdownx1x said:
You should have said "NO TAX" that stuff can add up :whistle: 

The OP didn't state zip code or tax to be included with the build, so it was assumed $400 w/shipping. If the OP wanted to include the zip code or tax percentage, than the OP should have. I don't appreciate being nit picked when I'm trying to help someone out. I understand things change, but please don't have an attitude when people are trying to help others out.
January 4, 2009 11:35:34 PM

I agree with you Lunyone to many people do it but yeah...thanks for all the help! All I need now is for my parents to let me buy it.
January 4, 2009 11:48:08 PM

You can go with a bit cheaper mobo and drop down the HD to save some $, if you need to get below the $400 mark!

$83 shipped - $15 MIR = $68!! Should work just fine on your budget. Has decent onboard GPU too!!
BIOSTAR TFORCE TA780G M2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

$55 shipped!! Fast and decent sized. Will save you $15 on previous HD.
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

New total w/shipping - $367 + Whatever "TAX" you have. This would probably total about $395 w/estimated tax/shipping (8% tax on $354 total w/out shipping). Oh and if you subtract out the $15 MIR on the mobo your total will be ~$395 - $15 MIR = $380!!
January 5, 2009 12:08:24 AM

To the op, I can agree with lunyone's suggestion of the Biostar board. I've used Biostar before, and it's been pretty reliable from my past experiences. Consider a Gigabyte branded board also as I am very please with the one I'm running right now, which my first of their brand.
January 5, 2009 12:30:41 AM

with all off your help I have been able to get it for $395.47 shipping included.

With Tax/Shipping : 439.41 THATS EVERYTHING!!!
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