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Budget $500 Gaming Computer 4850, 1TB, AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE help!

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May 14, 2009 12:38:33 AM

Budget: $500

Bought:


SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 - $86
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824

Antec Sonata Designer 500 Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W - $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-SlickDeals&cm_mmc=AFC-SlickDeals-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA&Item=N82E16811129036

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB - $82
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10007194
AMD triple core 720 – combo ($219 CPU + MOBO)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649&Tpk=720%20amd
GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard – combo ($219 CPU + MOBO)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128387

LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW - $25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

stupid shipping - $8

Total: $500 give or take 1 dollar...

Leftover: $0

This is 90% final, only thing i havent bought yet is the CPU and the MOBO, the cpu has 3 cores, but the fourth can be unlocked. If you have any suggestions before i pull the trigger, please do tell. Thanks guys!!!
May 14, 2009 12:54:49 AM

The forth can't necessarily be unlocked, but good luck. Looking good.
May 14, 2009 1:09:11 AM

I'm getting the same combo, but I don't think you can unlock the fourth core on that mobo. Don't take my word for it though. Even then, it seems like a great deal, alot of the pros here are recommending it for lower budget rigs.

I'd go for it man! Let us know how it goes!
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May 14, 2009 1:20:04 AM

Yeah i heard mixed results from "unlocking the fourth core". But im going to try, and ill post some stats about the computer after its complete.
July 8, 2009 8:43:48 PM

Don't see memory in your list? Am I missing it in the combo? this looks pretty bad A$$ :bounce: 
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