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New AMD build for a friend.

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July 28, 2009 6:27:27 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 21 days or less

BUDGET RANGE: $650

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: For now, internet browsing, word processing, general use. Later (read: Diablo 3) gaming.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, Mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, but I'd use other reliable sites

PARTS PREFERENCES: Going AMD this time.

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This build is for a friend. After he saw how my build went he decided to have me build him one. However my budget was double his, so I come to you for advice on a low price AMD system.

I was thinking about going onboard for now, because until D3 comes out he won't need a video card anyway. Then when it finally does come out he can grab a decent card.


No overclocking here. I am going to be building this for a friend that lives about 2 hours from me. So I can't be his on call tech guy. I'm playing it safe here, and he doesn't need the OC anyway.

********For some reason, Newegg REFUSES to load for me tonight. So please forgive my list*************

CPU: AMD Triple Core 720 X3

MOBO: Recommendations on a decent 780G/GX motherboard?

RAM: 4GB of DDR3, whatever has decent timings for the price

Case: Antec 300, can it be beat for the price?

PSU: I was thinking Corsair, but I don't know if it can be budgeted? But I WILL NOT skimp on the PSU

Optical: A plain jane $20 drive will be fine, nothing fancy here

OS: Vista Home Premium 64 / win 7 coupon.

Cooling: Stock AMD cooling

HDD: WD Caviar Black, in whatever size fits in the bugdet

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July 28, 2009 6:57:20 AM

^ There is an unbeatable combo deal with the X3 720 and the ASUS 790GX mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM - These are some of the options...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And as for PSU, if you want to keep the cost down without any loss in quality, then check out these PSUs...These are modular and 80+ certified...These are more than suffice for any single card setup...
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And as for the HDD, get the 640GB or the 1TB and not the 500GB ones as they are older and slower compared to the 640GB and the 1TB ones...

Hope these options help...
July 31, 2009 5:13:02 PM

Hmm can do for far less than $650 with a quad too actually hehe
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