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March 25, 2009 8:15:14 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sometime next week BUDGET RANGE: around $600

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: light gaming like css and WoW

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: just need the tower got everything else

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: whatevers cheapest just want to run WoW very smooth

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe probly not

MONITOR RESOLUTION: not sure havent bought moniter yet probly gettin the 22 inch acer

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: just want to get bang for buck. im just turning 18 and should have around 600 dollars and want to buy myself a bday present lol

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March 25, 2009 8:43:41 PM

Biostar Mobo 790GX + Phenom II X3 720 $205.98 (10.00) MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.165025

Antec Three Hundred Case + Antec Earthwatts 500W 80+ Cert. $109.94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.176613

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320

Option 1 ** -=SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 1GB $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102801

or

Option 2** -=SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 512MB $139.99 (10.00)MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824

LG Black 22X (CAV) $24.99 Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound $6.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020

Total = $647.84 W/ Option 1
Total = $597.84 W/ Option 2
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March 25, 2009 8:49:02 PM

JaredAudiophileGamer said:
Biostar Mobo 790GX + Phenom II X3 720 $205.98 (10.00) MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.165025

Antec Three Hundred Case + Antec Earthwatts 500W 80+ Cert. $109.94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.176613

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 1GB $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102801

LG Black 22X (CAV) $24.99 Free Shipping*
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound $6.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020

Total = $647.84


Amazing value deal there Jared but the 4870 is overkill for WOW . Replace it with a 4830 or even a 4670 and the build is well under the budget ... if the OP doesnt need WINDOWS
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March 25, 2009 9:10:12 PM

hmm that would deffiantely do the job also, but if the op doesnt need windows then i made some edits to my original post.
March 26, 2009 5:32:36 AM

thanks for the input guys looks alot better than what people were suggesting in a different forum. i think ill just go wit the 4830 and i have a copy of vista already. any small changes to lower the price some more?? no problem if there isnt looks like pretty good bang for buck
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March 26, 2009 5:45:23 AM

+1 for the JaredAudiophileGamer Option 2...

Want to still reduce price...
Get this Case + PSU combo...cuts $15...
1. Antec Three Hundred: $59.95

2. Antec EA430: $54.99

Combo Discount: -$20.00
Combo Price: $94.94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

The 430 is more than enuf for the 4830/4850...
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March 26, 2009 5:57:59 AM

ljizl said:
thanks for the input guys looks alot better than what people were suggesting in a different forum. i think ill just go wit the 4830 and i have a copy of vista already. any small changes to lower the price some more?? no problem if there isnt looks like pretty good bang for buck


If your
copy of vista is 32 bit then cut the RAM to 2 gigs

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March 26, 2009 11:59:55 AM

Outlander_04 said:
If your
copy of vista is 32 bit then cut the RAM to 2 gigs

I would stick with 4GB. You'll still be able to use 3 - 3.5GB and with the current price of RAM I don't see any reason not to go with 4GB.
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March 26, 2009 3:32:27 PM

This case comes with 2x120mm fans but is set up to run 3xx120mm fans so I added another one to this build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811119106 <=== Some better pics of that case.

http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/produc...?products_id=84 $22.99
Centurion 534 Black Mid Tower, W/O window, W/O PSU - Refurbished

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835150070 $4.99
MASSCOOL FD12025S1L3/4 120mm Case Fan - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341021 $59.99
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ400FTY 400W ATX12V / EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128380 $84.99
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=E7400 $106.75
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz 1066MHz 3M LGA775 CPU, OEM

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=Fan-ac7pro $26.99 Free Ground Shipping
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Fan For Intel CPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $134.99
EVGA 512-P3-1150-TR GeForce GTS 250 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Free Call of Duty: World at War w/ purchase, limited offer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820231122 $39.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136010 $39.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YD 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827106287 $22.99
LITE-ON Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA 22X DVD Burner - OEM

Total: $544.66 *(not including shipping and rebates)
March 26, 2009 6:47:00 PM

hmm now im not sure which build i should go with the intel or the amd??
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March 26, 2009 6:52:52 PM

ljizl said:
hmm now im not sure which build i should go with the intel or the amd??


That intel build I put up includes the after market heat sink wich is also pre applied with MX-2 thermal paste. The case is vented and that build will allow you to punch up that cpu to 3.5GHz @ 1333 fsb just by moving it up to (10.5 x 333).
March 26, 2009 6:57:33 PM

hmm for some reason our family computer wont access the links you put but ill check them out at a friends house
March 26, 2009 8:53:06 PM

and the phenom x3 720 oc's to about 3.5 by multiplier boost from stock cooler i believe.
March 27, 2009 2:15:34 AM

well lets turn this into a poll lol.. amd or intel guys??
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March 27, 2009 2:31:03 AM



It looks to be an Intel world these days. I remember when AMD ruled the roost...and they did for years, but all that changed with the Intel dual cores. Intel has never looked back since then. Most of those AMD boy's are still stuck in the world of 2004; Windows XP, side window cases with lots of bright flashy lights, and 2 gigs of RAM, :p 
March 27, 2009 2:35:20 AM

well why me my buld gets more bang for the buck and i beat you on benchies by a whole 2 fps so hah =P haha im just messin man. and btw you just described me perfectly mate, except i still had an old 939 athlon54 3500 till it pooped out on me recently haha. R.I.P.
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