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June 3, 2009 8:01:01 PM

is there any way i could decrease the cost of this build without changing the gpu so i could have some extra cash for a better power supply

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
http://tinyurl.com/3xp7vm

Case: Antec Three Hundred
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...

graphics card: XFX GS250XYDFU GeForce GTS 250 512MB
http://tiny.cc/39ZeA

Hard drive: HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725050GLA360 500 gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...

power supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500 500W ATX12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...

optical drive: LITE-ON Black
http://tinyurl.com/a6f8kl

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June 3, 2009 8:12:06 PM

I am just a beginner, and I can't give you much comments. But the Antex 300, which I was going to get, doesn't have free shipping right now. You don't wanna spend extra $20 for the shipping. I have switched to this one:
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It's only $50 after rebate, and it looks a nice case according to the comments.
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June 3, 2009 8:33:47 PM

Goodness, yes. What do you think is wrong with a PPCS500?
June 3, 2009 8:37:56 PM

just to add, swap that HDD for a WD or samsung one.
June 3, 2009 8:56:38 PM

I cant get the link to the gfx card to load , but typically those gts250's are around $130

You can save $30+ by buying a radeon 4850 which is just as powerful
June 3, 2009 9:27:11 PM

Motherboard: Foxconn A76ML-K AM2+ / AM3 Ready AMD 760G Micro ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186166
55$

Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Calisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103680
109.99

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166
55$

Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119077&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-11-119-077-_-Product
50$

graphics card: SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824
100$

Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319
75$

power supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500 500W ATX12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703015&Tpk=PC%20Power%20%26%20Cooling%20Silencer%20PPCS500%20500W%20ATX12V
70$

optical drive: SAMSUNG Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151187
24$


Total (/w shipping, no MIR): 577$

compared to $554.91 /w shipping for yours.
June 3, 2009 9:46:14 PM

drunknmunkys said:
Motherboard: Foxconn A76ML-K AM2+ / AM3 Ready AMD 760G Micro ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186166
55$

Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Calisto 3.1GHz 2 x 512KB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103680
109.99

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166
55$

Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119077&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-11-119-077-_-Product
50$

graphics card: SAPPHIRE 100245HDMI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102824
100$

Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319
75$

power supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500 500W ATX12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703015&Tpk=PC%20Power%20%26%20Cooling%20Silencer%20PPCS500%20500W%20ATX12V
70$

optical drive: SAMSUNG Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151187
24$


Total (/w shipping, no MIR): 577$

compared to $554.91 /w shipping for yours.


Holy *** a new X2...damnit where do you people get your updates on the latest tech...and munky wouldn't buying an amd 710 or 720 be the better priced choice at this point? since thats an entire extra core....
June 3, 2009 9:53:02 PM

^ The 550's 2 cores are faster than the x3's. The benefit would depend on what the OP intends to use the PC for.
June 3, 2009 9:59:46 PM

aford10 said:
^ The 550's 2 cores are faster than the x3's. The benefit would depend on what the OP intends to use the PC for.

Oh yes i know that same goes for intels 8 and 7 series.....but what happens in quad core supporting titles where your 3rd core can get freaky on the performance scale....and if its a dual only supporting game whatever clock speed you reach on either processor will be more than enough with the 720...the best performance would be gained from having an entire extra core...you could set that core to do other tasks whilst gaming to....oh your dual can't virus scan and play at the same time Muahuahuah....jk but its true

Since you can tell applications to use only one core....thus you can assign both cores to your game and one to an application...so do you want a NON existent bottleneck in shear clockspeed or an extra core...i would much rather have an extra core...
June 3, 2009 10:35:19 PM

Id still spend the extra $25 on an X3 720. The x2 might be clocked higher but its so easy to overclock the 720 be to 3.1 GHz .......
June 4, 2009 12:42:34 AM

For the motherboard you could switch over to the new

ASRock A780GMH/128M $71.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but that would only save like $3 :D . You could go with a cheaper board to save some bucks though, but I wouldn't. Otherwise you're gonna have to switch the GPU to a cheaper 4850 or 4770.
June 4, 2009 3:35:45 AM

About 90% of games use 2 cores or less right now. Thats why the e8400 and e8500 are 2 of the best gaming cpu's out there right now.

But for multitasking, obviously the extra core(s) will make the difference.

All depends on the OPs uses.
June 4, 2009 4:58:21 AM

Ya I was just trying to keep it as close to his original budget as possible. 720's OC great, but I don't know about the 550's.
June 5, 2009 1:21:30 AM

beef1218 said:
I saw somewhere on this forum that there is a noticeable difference between DDR2 800 and 1066 when working with PhenomII 720.
I could be wrong.


correct. it's like an extra 5$, no reason not to get 1066.
June 5, 2009 2:49:27 AM

The 550's do around 3.8ghz tops...but thats as pointless as grabbing an e7 or e8 series from intel...the whole idea is to get the extra core....
June 5, 2009 3:17:46 AM

How about this case? Saves about 30 bucks and still looks good.
June 5, 2009 4:01:42 AM

drunknmunkys said:
correct. it's like an extra 5$, no reason not to get 1066.



ddr2 1066 is just OC'd ddr2 800. You can save there and OC it yourself.

OCZ = 30 (after rebate)
g.skill = $55

difference = $25

That's a little more than $5
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