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June 21, 2009 10:33:44 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:Next Couple Weeks

BUDGET RANGE: Around $500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Movie Torrents, Internet Surfing and occasional Photoshop

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Case- Midtower Atx , Power Supply - Antec 500watt, Monitor, Keyboard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com , tigerdirect.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: by brand or type (example: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes in future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Multitasking great and able to support dual monitors would be a plus but not required

More about : gaming computer

June 21, 2009 11:57:59 PM

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Combo CPU/Mobo: $194.99
AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W
M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX ATX Motherboard
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/AddToCart.aspx?Submit...

XFX HD-485X-YDDC Radeon HD 4850 XXX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 $56.29
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

At $591...

Damn. Sorry, this is the closest I could get without shafting the GPU or CPU.
And I didn't even include a DVD/CD drive... Means ~610. Aarrgghh..
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June 22, 2009 1:05:50 AM

mlcloud said:
COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Combo CPU/Mobo: $194.99
AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W
M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX ATX Motherboard
http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/AddToCart.aspx?Submit...

XFX HD-485X-YDDC Radeon HD 4850 XXX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 $56.29
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


At $591...

Damn. Sorry, this is the closest I could get without shafting the GPU or CPU.
And I didn't even include a DVD/CD drive... Means ~610. Aarrgghh..


He stated that he doesn't need a power supply or case so your build should do him quite nicely so the real total is $454.96. Btw nice build +1
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June 22, 2009 1:14:47 AM

+1 on that build, but get this RAM instead:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Only $6 more, but has higher clock speeds and tighter timings.

And this 4850:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Is $20 cheaper, but doesn't have a double lifetime warranty. Up to you.


If you want to OC, you'll want to get an aftermarket cooler. Check out the Xigmatek Dark Knight: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 22, 2009 1:25:06 AM

thanks alot for your tips and i havent found anything that i dont like. And i actually have cd/dvd drive that i forgot to put on the list so ill just buy a ide to sata switcher and should be good. I have been trying to find a setup i liked on my own for a couple weeks now. And you have helped alot. Thanks for working with my tight budget.
June 22, 2009 1:57:38 AM

I FEEL SO PROUD OF MYSELF THAT I DIDN'T READ THE INSTRUCTIONS xD.

<3

Edit: I feel indebted to you for something quite minor, Rokez, lol.

Edit 2: I specifically chose the XFX 4850 for their double lifetime warranty. People seem to like that sort of thing on hardware parts, because stuff failing a day after their 1 year warranty is a pain... But of course, with the usual lifetime of a GPU (aka, non-DoA, non-mobo/psu fried GPU), you'll usually have to get newer GPUs before they die so... your choice, CHerritt!

Edit 3: And 40 dollars to spare, it does leave you open to a cheap 4870
Like XFX's double lifetime warranty stuff:
XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Leavin' that option open to you. Hm... with that $40 you may *potentially* find a combo deal on tigerdirect or newegg that could fetch you the Phenom II 920, which is just the 720 with the 4th core working, within your budget.
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