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March 22, 2009 4:18:21 AM

Im looking at doing one last upgrade before I go off to college this year, and need some help selecting parts. My last build was around 2 years ago, and I havent really payed attention to whats good or not. My budget is $700, do you think that I will be able to put together a decent system with that much money? Thanks

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March 22, 2009 5:25:18 AM

RAM-GSkillz 2X2GB...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU+ mobo combo...X3 720 + Biostar 790GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD - WD BLACK 640
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE & PSU combo...CM 690 + Corsair 850TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Lolz this combo is $10 cheaper than the CM 690 + Corsair 750TX...
Actually both the 750 and the 85 are a overkill for the setup...
But u will need atleast 750TX for the Crossfire...

GPU- 4870 1GB... :D 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Totals to $701...
March 22, 2009 5:33:33 AM

Well forgot the CPU cooler...
Xig...HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Well tis adds about $37 to the budget...
But if you are not planning to Crossfire, the get this Case and PSU combo
(Different case- Antec 300)

1. Antec Three Hundred: $54.95

2. Antec EA500: $69.99

Combo Discount: -$20.00
Combo Price: $104.94

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Shaves off nearly $70 from the total cost...
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March 22, 2009 5:51:21 AM

insan3 said:
Im looking at doing one last upgrade before I go off to college this year, and need some help selecting parts. My last build was around 2 years ago, and I havent really payed attention to whats good or not. My budget is $700, do you think that I will be able to put together a decent system with that much money? Thanks


More info would help; click the link in my sig.
March 22, 2009 5:03:12 PM

If you are looking to just upgrade current system as you state, as opposed to a new build, it might be helpful if you listed the components of your current system.
March 22, 2009 5:40:15 PM

gkay09 said:
RAM-GSkillz 2X2GB...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU+ mobo combo...X3 720 + Biostar 790GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD - WD BLACK 640
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE & PSU combo...CM 690 + Corsair 850TX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Lolz this combo is $10 cheaper than the CM 690 + Corsair 750TX...
Actually both the 750 and the 85 are a overkill for the setup...
But u will need atleast 750TX for the Crossfire...

GPU- 4870 1GB... :D 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Totals to $701...


Alright, awesome man, thanks. I think the only differences I'm going to make to your suggestions is the CPU/Mobo combo. There is an x4 720 with that same mobo for only about 60$ more, and then Im going to get that Antec deal you recommended. Thanks a ton, now I know where to get started.
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