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Show me a build for a 700-800$ budget!

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June 29, 2009 4:29:00 PM


I wanna build a comp with atleast a quad core proc and a 4890 graphics card. is it possible for 700-800$? thanks

Edit: Would it be better to get ati 4850x2 graphics card? thanks
a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2009 4:56:34 PM

We need a lot more information than that to make any good suggestions. You'll get a lot more help if you follow the format in the "How To Ask For New Build Advice" sticky at the top of the forum. We need to know the basics like what's included in the budget, what it will be used for, where you plan on buying the hardware, etc...
June 29, 2009 5:33:52 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: whenever

BUDGET RANGE: 700-850$

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (example: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, os, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: (examples: newegg.com, ncix.com, ebuyer.com -- this is to help others see available options and prices)

PARTS PREFERENCES: doesnt really matter

OVERCLOCKING: later SLI OR CROSSFIRE: later

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
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a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2009 6:51:37 PM

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $119.94 (Case + HD combo)

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $224.98 - $10.00 MIR (Motherboard + PSU combo)

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $234.98 (CPU + RAM combo)

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99 - $10.00 MIR

SAMSUNG DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223L - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $27.99

Total - $757.88 - $20.00 MIR's
a b U Graphics card
June 29, 2009 8:24:41 PM

Shortstuffs build is good

but I would
replace the 4870 with the 4890

and downgrade the 750 w power supply to a corsair 650 tx which will be more than enough
June 30, 2009 4:57:54 AM

bump
June 30, 2009 5:03:24 AM

Socket LGA775 is a dead socket now. So if you go with that intel you will not have an upgrade path of any sorts. You will have to replace the mobo and the CPU later down the road. AM3 just came out so that socket will last for awhile. As far as intel being better then AMD, its yes and no. Yes, if you do not have a budget or your budget is 1300=+ but AMD wins at the 1200 or so and less mark. My current build which is sitting at $823 uses the AMD Phenom2 X3 720. I am going to attempt to unlock its 4th core and if it works....well thats a quad core that will be overclocked to 3.4ghz+ (shooting for that mark) :) .
June 30, 2009 3:28:33 PM

thanks squadfer
June 30, 2009 4:41:56 PM

Shortstuff's build is dead on for your budget. My only recommendation, and it's just my opinion, would be to drop the 4870 and crossfire two 4850s for only $60 more. Still in your budget.
June 30, 2009 9:03:33 PM

I cant speak for the case but the other two items are good choices.
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